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Yorkshire Building Society.

About Yorkshire Building Society

In 1864 the Huddersfield Equitable Permanent Benefit Building Society was founded and over the years a number of other mergers have taken place including with the Bradford Permanent Building Society including in 1975 The Yorkshire Building Society name came into use in 1982, following the merger of the Huddersfield & Bradford Building society and the West Yorkshire Building Society. In 2008, the Yorkshire merged with the Barnsley Building Society followed by the Chelsea Building Society in 2010. In November 2011 Yorkshire Building Society and Norwich & Peterborough Building Society (N&P) completed their merger. The combined society, known as Yorkshire Building Society, has 224 branches, 89 agency offices, assets of approximately £33 billion, 3.5 million members and will employ 3,850 staff.

Yorkshire Building Society Information.  

Head Office – Yorkshire Building Society, Yorkshire House, Yorkshire Drive, Bradford, BD5 8LJ. Tel: 0845 1 200 100

Branch Offices – Yorkshire have a large number of branch offices including locations like Aberdeen, Abergele, Alloa, Alnwick, Ashton Under Lyne, Barnsley, Batley, Beverley, Bexleyheath, Birmingham, Bishopbriggs, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bradford - Howard House, Bradford - John Street, Bridlington, Brighouse, Bristol, Burgess Hill, Bury, Canterbury, Cardiff, Castleford, Chalfont St Peter, Chatham, Chester, Cleckheaton, Cleveleys, Coulsdon, Coventry, Cowbridge, Croydon, Dartmouth, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Dronfield, Dundee, Dunfermline, Dunoon, East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Exeter, Farsley, Gainsborough, Glasgow, Greenock, Halesowen, Halifax, Hampstead, Harrogate, Haywards Heath, Holmfirth, Honley, Huddersfield, Hull, Ilford, Inverness, Ipswich, Keighley, Kilmarnock, Knaresborough, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lindley, Liverpool, Llandudno, Llangefni, London, Manchester, Meltham, Mirfield, Monmouth, Morley, Nantwich, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newmarket, Newquay, North Shields, Northallerton, Nottingham, Oban, Ossett, Oxted, Paisley, Penistone, Pickering, Pontefract, Portsmouth, Prestatyn, Preston, Rhyl, Richmond, Rothwell, Scarborough, Selby, Selsdon, Sheffield, Shenfield, Shipley, Skipton, Slaithwaite, Solihull, South Elmsall, Southampton, Southport, St Helens, Stalybridge, Stockport, Stourbridge, Sunderland, Sutton, Swansea, Taunton, Tenby, Wakefield, Wallasey, Warrington, Waterloo, Whitby, Wigan, Wilmslow, Windermere, Woking, Woodbridge, Woolton Village, Wolverhampton, Wyke, York, Stockton, Oldham, Alford, Ballymena, Barnoldswick, Barton Upon Humber, Bearwood, Bexhill on Sea, Blairgowrie, Broughty Ferry, Campbeltown, Cardonald, Carmarthen, Downend, Driffield, Dumfries, Easingwold, Flitwick, Frinton On Sea, Garstang, Goole, Hay on Wye, Heswall, Kendal, Kirkham, Leicester Gipsy Lane, Leyburn, Longridge, Lostock Hall, Louth, Maldon, Morecambe, Nairn, Newark, Penzance, Rottingdean, Seaton, Stokesley, Surbiton, Sutton On Sea, Teignmouth, Tiverton, West Kirby, Mapplewell, Shanklin, Norwich, Blandford, Hale, Aylesbury, St Ives (Cambridge), St Johns, Carlisle, Llanidloes, Norden, Sevenoaks, Mansfield Woodhouse, Stone, Bangor, Gillingham, Evesham, Southport, Ilfracombe, Weston Super Mare, Devizes, Barnstaple, Marske By The Sea, St Ives (Cornwall), Retford, Welshpool, Swanage, Milnrow, Littleborough, Ryde (Isle of Wight), Clowne, Chanterlands, Portland, Falmouth, Church Stretton, Shoreham by Sea, Hucknall, Lichfield, Helensburgh, Lewes, Minehead, Heywood Newcastle and Emlyn.

Yorkshire Building Society Products

Savings Accounts – Savings Accounts available include Online Accounts offering 24/7 access, Tax Free Cash Isa’s, Easy Access Instant Accounts, Protected Capital  Accounts, Fixed Rate Bonds, Savings Accounts for Children and Notice Savings Accounts.

Mortgage Accounts – Mortgages available from the Yorkshire include 2, 3, 5 and 10 year Fixed Rate Mortgages, Offset Mortgages, Standard Variable Rate Mortgages and Tracker Mortgages.

Insurance – Insurance products available include Legal & General Life Insurance, Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance, Home Contents and Buildings Insurance, Family Protection Insurance and Car Insurance.

Others – Sharedealing, Conveyancing and Travel money.

Financial Results Year Ended 31/12/2010.

For the year they made a profit after tax of £91.8 million (£47.9 million).

Savings - Retail savings increased by 55% to £21.4bn (31 December 2009: £13.8bn). Over 270,000 new savings accounts were opened across their Yorkshire, Barnsley and Chelsea Building Society brands. They gained over 900 “Best Buy” mentions during the year.

Mortgages - The percentage of loans over three months in arrears by volume was stable at 1.84% (31 December 2009: 1.84%).increase in new lending in 2010 (from £936m in 2009) to £2,772m. At 31 December 2010, 91% of mortgages were funded from retail savings balances (2009: 92%).

Other - Income earned from selling non-mortgage and savings products (such as home and contents insurance, investment products and other insurances), combined with that which they earn from a number of smaller business divisions (being their YBS Share Plans and Yorkshire Key Services operations) totalled £43 million.

Yorkshire Building Society Directors.

Executive Directors at the year end Ian Bullock, Andy Caton, Robin Churchouse and lain Cornish.

Non Executive Directors at the year end Ed Anderson, Kate Barker, Roger Burden, Lynne Charlesworth, Richard Davey, Philip Johnson, David Paige and Simon Turner.

Membership Numbers – Over 250,000 borrowing members and  over 2 million (saving) members.

Other information – website

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