The voice for building societies

The Building Societies Association (BSA) is the voice for building societies and for some other mutual financial service providers. Together these organisations serve over 23 million customers across the UK.

Our objective at the BSA is to push for the best outcomes for building societies and our other members from the plethora of new and changing regulation and legislation in the UK and Europe. To do this we work with, amongst others, the UK Government, the EU Commission, Council and Parliament and regulators, especially the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In Europe we are a member of the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB).

We also speak out on issues that are relevant to building societies and their members (borrowers and savers).  We provide technical information to our members on a huge range of topics.  Our economists and specialist policy teams have expertise covering mortgages and housing; savings; financial policy and legal, governance and compliance matters.

Building societies hold residential mortgage balances of over £302 billion – this equates to 22% of all outstanding mortgages in the UK. They also hold over £271 billion of retail deposits – 18% of all such deposits in the UK – including 36% of cash ISA balances. BSA members employ 43,000 full and part-time staff and operate through approximately 1,500 branches.


We represent all the UK's building societies

 Our members

Together our members serve over 20 million customers up and down the length of the UK and have total assets of over £345 billion.
View a list of BSA members...

 Our associates

Our associates include mutual insurance companies, a savings bank, representatives of the co-operative sector, and suppliers of services to BSA members.
View a list of BSA associates...

 BSA magazine

Our quarterly magazine Society Matters covers what is happening in the world of building societies and the wider financial services sector.
Read the latest edition...

Sector statistics

We publish a wealth of sector statistics and performance information, as well as individual building society operational and financial statistics.
Visit our statistics resource...


Contact us

 If you have any questions or would like to receive further information about the conference, please contact us or complete an information request.
To find out more about the BSA, visit www.bsa.org.uk.

Exhibition stands

Julian Hurst, Mel Agostini or Adrian Durr
Foremarke Exhibitions Ltd
T: 020 8877 8899
E: bsa@foremarke.uk.com


Julian Hurst, Mel Agostini or Adrian Durr
Foremarke Exhibitions Ltd
T: 020 8877 8899
E: bsa@foremarke.uk.com

General enquiries

Charlotte Bell
Commercial Manager
The Building Societies Association
T: 020 7520 5923
E: charlotte.bell@bsa.org.uk