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Britannia Building Society.

About Britannia Building Society.

The history of the Britannia Building society dates back to 1856. In 2009 the members agreed for a merger with The Co-operative Bank plc. They offer a range of savings accounts, mortgages and insurance products.

Britannia Building Society Information.

Head Office - Britannia, Britannia House, Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5RG.

Branches – Britannia and The Co-operative Bank have 355 branches between them.

History - Britannia Building Society has a history dating back to 30 May 1856. In the early days the society was known as Leek & Moorlands Permanent Benefit Building Society. In 1938 they merged with the Longton Mutual Permanent Benefit Building Society and other mergers included NALGO Building Society in 1960 and the merger in 1965 with Westbourne Park Building Society led to the name being changed to the Leek & Westbourne Building Society. Britannia became known as the Britannia Building Society in 1975. In 2005 Britannia Building Society acquired the savings and branch business of Bristol & West, in the first ever remutualisation of a former building society. On 21 January 2009, the boards of Britannia Building Society and The Co-operative Financial Services jointly announced a plan to merge.  The merger was approved by the Financial Services Authority on 24 July 2009 and was effective from 1 August 2009, when the business assets and liabilities of Britannia Building Society transferred to The Co-operative Bank plc. The branches and operations of Britannia Building Society continue to be run under the name ‘Britannia’.


Savings Accounts include Easy Access Savings, Fixed Rate Bonds, Regular Savings, Tax Free Cash ISAs, Savings Accounts for Clubs and Charities and Children’s Savings Accounts.

Mortgages available include Fixed Rate Mortgages, Tracker Mortgages and Offset Mortgages.

Insurance products include Home Insurance, Life Cover Insurance, Payment Protection and Pet Insurance.

Other information Britannia and The Co-operative Bank have 321,295 borrowing members and 3,800,199 saving members.


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