Market Harborough Building Society (1 Viewer)

Oct 12, 2009
10,837
23,998
SW London, Poland and all Europe
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8,876
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Since 2009
I just want to be sure about this building society. I would normally check with the FCA but the BS website does not show a registered company number nor an FCA one.

The website looks genuine and the name has appeared in the financial press. Can anyone near Market Harborough confirm the BS exists please, as I had not heard of it before.

Tks in advance.
 
Nov 5, 2013
3,156
98,891
Shropshire
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28,900
MH
Carthago chic e-line
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Since 2013
Been going for 150 years,mutual BS,


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Feb 14, 2021
3,745
8,089
Milton Keynes, UK
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79,219
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Yes they are genuine. They have 6 branches. You can see the main one -a nice building in the town square in Market Harborogh - on Google maps street view. I had a savings account with them one upon a time.

There are quite a few small building societies still around in the UK.

This is thier genuine site

 
Feb 18, 2017
4,193
8,116
Greenwich, London, UK
Funster No
47,382
MH
Hymer MLT 570
Exp
1986
Many of the traditional Building Societies are 'Mutuals' (Non profits) and are genuine 'Societies'

They are not money grubbing banks like Halifax, Woolwich and other former Building Societies

Hence the real Building Societies will not appear on many bank or company related websites, as they are not a bank and not a company.

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 
Feb 14, 2021
3,745
8,089
Milton Keynes, UK
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79,219
MH
Burstner Lyseo 727G
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19 month year 18000 miles UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Italy. Campsites and off Grid.
Many of the traditional Building Societies are 'Mutuals' (Non profits) and are genuine 'Societies'

They are not money grubbing banks like Halifax, Woolwich and other former Building Societies

Hence the real Building Societies will not appear on many bank or company related websites, as they are not a bank and not a company.

Just to state though - Savings are still backed by the government up to £85000 as with other banks.

Apparently there are 43 Building Societies which are all members of the Building Societies Association. (inc. Market Harborough)

Approximately 25 million members, more than 42,000 employees and 1,470 branches.

 
Feb 18, 2017
4,193
8,116
Greenwich, London, UK
Funster No
47,382
MH
Hymer MLT 570
Exp
1986
Just to state though - Savings are still backed by the government up to £85000 as with other banks.

Apparently there are 43 Building Societies which are all members of the Building Societies Association. (inc. Market Harborough)

Approximately 25 million members, more than 42,000 employees and 1,470 branches.

Interesting, so the only two remaining big ones left are the Leeds and Nationwide.
 
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Oct 12, 2009
10,837
23,998
SW London, Poland and all Europe
Funster No
8,876
MH
A Class N+B Arto 69GL
Exp
Since 2009
Many of the traditional Building Societies are 'Mutuals' (Non profits) and are genuine 'Societies'

They are not money grubbing banks like Halifax, Woolwich and other former Building Societies

Hence the real Building Societies will not appear on many bank or company related websites, as they are not a bank and not a company.

I am aware that BS are 'mutuals'

But they are regulated by the FCA so I would expect their FCA Registration be displayed on their website, but I could not find it to check on them.
 
Oct 15, 2012
10,229
57,948
Market Harborough
Funster No
23,304
MH
C Class Laika Ecovip 7R
Exp
2012
I live in Market Harborough and can assure you it is a genuine Building Society. Although the last I heard they weren’t opening any new saving accounts.
 
Feb 22, 2016
3,642
11,091
York
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41,744
MH
Bailey 620 Approach
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Since 2015
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Aug 22, 2007
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If you let me know when you're sending over your armoured truck with your dosh in Geoff I'd be happy to ensure it gets to it's destination safely ... just might not be the one you were expecting! :mask:
 
Jul 29, 2007
6,560
39,972
Ipswich
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32
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Some members did try to take the Nationwide down the Bank route some years ago but failed. They changed the rules so new members can't vote on it so unless us longterm members revolt, it will stay a mutual.
 

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