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Abbey National plc was a bank based in the United Kingdom and former building society, which latterly traded under the Abbey brand name.
Alliance & Leicester plc was a British bank and former building society, formed by the merger in 1985 of the Alliance Building Society and the Leicester Building Society.
Allied Irish Banks (AIB Group plc) is one of the so-called Big Four commercial banks in Ireland.
The Anglia Building Society in the United Kingdom was originally formed by the merger of the Northampton Town and County and Leicestershire building societies in 1966.
Anglo Irish Bank was an Irish bank headquartered in Dublin from 1964 to 2011.
Australian Unity is an Australian mutual company having its origins in the friendly societies movement.
Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.
Auswide Bank Ltd, formerly known as Wide Bay Australia, was Australia’s 10th bank listed and trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), previously known as Bankers' Automated Clearing Services, became a wholly owned subsidiary of the new home for UK retail payments, the New Payment System Operator (NPSO) on 1 May 2018.
Banco Santander, S.A., doing business as Santander Group, is a Spanish banking group.
The Bank of Ireland (Banc na hÉireann) is a commercial bank operation in Ireland and one of the traditional 'Big Four' Irish banks.
Banking in the United Kingdom can be considered to have started in the Kingdom of England in the 17th century.
Barclays plc is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in London.
Barnsley Building Society was established on 12 January 1853, by a group of prominent townsfolk who following the example of many other towns and cities at the time decided to form their own building society.
Bath Investment & Building Society is a building society, which has its headquarters in Bath, England.
BBC Online, formerly known as BBCi, is the BBC's online service.
The Beverley Building Society was founded in 1866 and is based in the East Riding of Yorkshire town of Beverley.
Bingley Permanent Building Society was a UK building society, which merged with the Bradford Equitable Building Society in 1964 to form the Bradford & Bingley Building Society.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Birmingham Midshires is a trading name of Bank of Scotland plc (part of Lloyds Banking Group).
The (common) bond of association or common bond is the social connection among the members of credit unions and co-operative banks.
Bradford & Bingley plc was a British bank with headquarters in the West Yorkshire town of Bingley.
Bradford Equitable Building Society was an English building society, which merged with the Bingley Permanent Building Society in 1964 to form the Bradford & Bingley Building Society.
Bristol & West (B&W) was a former building society in the United Kingdom, one of the first to be demutualised to become a commercial bank.
Britannia was a mutual building society in the United Kingdom.
The Buckinghamshire Building Society was founded in 1907 in Chalfont St Giles by a group of local businessmen as the Chalfont & District Permanent Building Society.
The Building Societies (Funding) and Mutual Societies (Transfers) Act 2007 (sometimes referred to as the Butterfill Act) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Building Societies Act 1986 is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom governing building societies (mutually-owned mortgage-lending institutions).
The Building Societies Association is the trade organisation of the building societies in the United Kingdom.
The Catholic Building Society was a UK building society based in Westminster, London.
The Century Building Society was a building society based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Chelsea Building Society is a trading name of Yorkshire Building Society based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Cheltenham & Gloucester plc (C&G) was a mortgage and savings provider in the United Kingdom, a subsidiary of Lloyds Banking Group.
The Chesham Building Society was a building society based in the market town of Chesham in Buckinghamshire, England which merged with the Skipton Building Society in June 2010.
The Cheshire Building Society was a building society based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.
Cheshunt Building Society was a UK building society, which merged with the Bristol and West Building Society in 1992.
The Chorley and District Building Society is a UK building society based in Chorley, Lancashire, England.
City & Metropolitan Building Society was a UK building society, founded by Frederick Cleary CBE in 1948 which merged with the Stroud & Swindon Building Society in 1996.
The City of Derry Building Society was a UK building society based in Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland known until 2001 as the Londonderry Provident Building Society.
In banking and finance, clearing denotes all activities from the time a commitment is made for a transaction until it is settled.
The Co-operative Permanent Building Society was a mutual building society, providing mortgages and savings accounts to its members.
A coffeehouse, coffee shop or café (sometimes spelt cafe) is an establishment which primarily serves hot coffee, related coffee beverages (café latte, cappuccino, espresso), tea, and other hot beverages.
In lending agreements, collateral is a borrower's pledge of specific property to a lender, to secure repayment of a loan.
Coney Hall is an area of south east London within the London Borough of Bromley.
Cooperative banking is retail and commercial banking organized on a cooperative basis.
Countrywide Banking Corporation limited was a retail bank operating throughout New Zealand until 1998 when it was acquired by the National Bank of New Zealand.
The Coventry Building Society is a building society based in Coventry, England.
A credit union is a member-owned financial cooperative, controlled by its members and operated on the principle of people helping people, providing its members credit at competitive rates as well as other financial services.
The Cumberland Building Society was established on 16 April 1850 as the Cumberland Co-operative Land and Benefit Building Society.
Darlington Building Society is a UK building society, which has its head office in Darlington, County Durham, England.
Demutualization is the process by which a customer-owned mutual organization (mutual) or co-operative changes legal form to a joint stock company.
Derbyshire Building Society (previously trading as The Derbyshire) was a UK building society based in Duffield, Derbyshire in the East Midlands of England.
Dudley is a large town in the county of West Midlands, England, south-east of Wolverhampton and north-west of Birmingham.
The Dudley Building Society is a UK building society, which has its head office in Brierley Hill, West Midlands.
The Dunfermline Building Society was a building society and later a trading division of Nationwide Building Society, based in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.
The Earl Shilton Building Society is a UK building society, which has its head office in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire.
EBS d.a.c. is a financial institution in Ireland registered as a designated activity company and was the country's largest building society until 1 July 2011.
Ecology Building Society is a building society in the United Kingdom.
The Family Building Society is a building society, based in Epsom, Surrey, in the UK.
The financial crisis of 2007–2008, also known as the global financial crisis and the 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Financial institutions, otherwise known as banking institutions, are corporations which provide services as intermediaries of financial markets.
The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is the New Zealand government agency responsible for financial regulation.
Financial services are the economic services provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of businesses that manage money, including credit unions, banks, credit-card companies, insurance companies, accountancy companies, consumer-finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds, individual managers and some government-sponsored enterprises.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is the UK’s statutory Deposit insurance and investors compensation scheme for customers of authorised financial services firms.
Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.
First Active was an Irish bank, and former building society which was merged into Ulster Bank in late 2009, ceasing trading in February 2010.
Furness Building Society is a British building society, which has its headquarters in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England.
Greater Bank is an Australian customer-owned bank and mutual financial institution with headquarters in Hamilton, New South Wales.
Halifax (previously known as Halifax Building Society) is a British bank operating as a trading division of Bank of Scotland, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds Banking Group.
The Hanley Economic Building Society is a UK building society, which has its head office in Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.
The Harpenden Building Society is an English building society, which has its Head Office in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.
Haywards Heath Building Society was a UK building society, which merged with the Yorkshire Building Society in 1992.
HBOS plc is a banking and insurance company in the United Kingdom, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lloyds Banking Group, having been taken over in January 2009.
Heart of England Building Society was an English building society, which merged with the Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society in 1993.
Heartland Bank (formerly Heartland Building Society) is a New Zealand-based bank that was created in 2011 through the merger of four financial organisations to obtain national coverage and obtained its banking licence in 2012.
Hendon Building Society was a UK building society, which was taken over by the Bradford & Bingley Building Society in 1991.
Heritage Bank Limited is Australia's largest mutual bank.
The Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is a building society based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK, with origins dating back to 1861.
The Holmesdale Building Society is a single-branch UK building society based in Reigate, Surrey.
Hume Bank formerly Hume Building Society operates primarily in retail banking and as part of Hume Bank's vision it aims to be the financial institution of choice to the people in, or aligned to, North Eastern Victoria and Southern New South Wales while providing national convenience.
IMB is the longest standing building society in New South Wales, and the third largest building society in Australia in terms of assets under management.
InfoTrac is a family of full text databases of content from academic journals and general magazines, of which the majority are targeted to the English-speaking North American market.
The Ipswich Building Society is a UK building society based in Ipswich, Suffolk.
The Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) was the name given to the entity formed in 2011 by the court-mandated merger of the state-owned banking institutions Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society.
Irish Nationwide Building Society (not to be confused with Nationwide UK Ireland) was a financial institution in Ireland from 1873 to 2011.
Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea.
Kent Reliance is a banking services provider and trading name of One Savings Bank plc, based in Kent, England.
Ketley's Building Society, founded in Birmingham, England, in 1775, was the world's first building society.
The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially called simply Great Britain,Parliament of the Kingdom of England.
The Lambeth Building Society was a UK building society.
Landmark Mortgages Limited, formerly Northern Rock (Asset Management) plc and later NRAM plc, is a British asset holding and management company which was split away from the Northern Rock bank in 2010.
Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of Leeds, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.
Leeds Building Society is the fifth largest in the UK and serves approximately 719,000 customers across the UK who together hold £9.9 billion in savings balances.
The UK-based Leeds Building Society has had a presence in Ireland since 2006, offering deposit accounts only.
The Leeds Permanent Building Society was a building society founded in Leeds, England in 1846 and was commonly known in a shortened form as The Leeds.
Leek United Building Society is an independent mutual building society based in Leek, Staffordshire, England.
In a limited company, the liability of members or subscribers of the company is limited to what they have invested or guaranteed to the company.
Lloyds Bank plc is a British retail and commercial bank with branches across England and Wales.
Lloyds Banking Group plc is a major British financial institution formed through the acquisition of HBOS by Lloyds TSB in 2009.
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is a stock exchange located in the City of London, England.
The Loughborough Building Society is a UK-based financial services provider headquartered in Loughborough, Leicestershire.
The Manchester Building Society is a building society, which has its head office in Manchester, England.
The Mansfield Building Society is a UK building society, which has its headquarters in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
The Market Harborough Building Society is a UK building society, which has its headquarters in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
The Marsden Building Society is a British building society, which has its head office in Nelson, Lancashire.
The Mercantile Building Society was a UK building society, formed in North Shields, an area of North Tyneside.
The Midlands Enlightenment, also known as the West Midlands Enlightenment or the Birmingham Enlightenment, was a scientific, economic, political, cultural and legal manifestation of the Age of Enlightenment that developed in Birmingham and the wider English Midlands during the second half of the eighteenth century.
Monmouthshire Building Society, (Cymdeithas Adeiladu'r Sir Fynwy), is a Welsh building society, which has its head office in Newport, South Wales.
A mortgage loan, or simply mortgage, is used either by purchasers of real property to raise funds to buy real estate, or alternatively by existing property owners to raise funds for any purpose, while putting a lien on the property being mortgaged.
A mutual, mutual organization, or mutual society is an organization (which is often, but not always, a company or business) based on the principle of mutuality.
Mutualism is an economic theory and anarchist school of thought that advocates a society with free markets and occupation and use property norms.
The National & Provincial Building Society was a mutual building society based in Bradford, England.
The National Counties Building Society is a UK building society, which has its head office in Epsom, Surrey.
In 2008 the Northern Rock bank was nationalised by the British Labour Government, due to financial problems caused by the subprime mortgage crisis.
Nationalization (or nationalisation) is the process of transforming private assets into public assets by bringing them under the public ownership of a national government or state.
Nationwide Building Society is a British mutual financial institution and the largest building society in the world with over 15 million members.
The Nelson Building Society is the oldest building society in New Zealand.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
Newbury Building Society is a building society based in Newbury, Berkshire in the south of England.
The Newcastle Building Society is a UK building society that has its head office in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
The Newcastle Permanent Building Society is a building society based in Newcastle, New South Wales in Australia.
Northern Rock, formerly the Northern Rock Building Society, was a British bank.
Norwich & Peterborough Building Society (or N&P) is a trading name of Yorkshire Building Society based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Nottingham Building Society is a building society founded in 1849 by a group led by Samuel Fox (1781–1868), a Quaker and prominent local grocer.
The Penrith Building Society is a UK building society based in Penrith, Cumbria.
Permanent TSB Group Holdings plc, formerly Irish Life and Permanent plc (Cuideachta Bheatha na hÉireann) is a provider of personal financial services in Ireland.
The Portman Building Society was a mutual building society in the United Kingdom, providing mortgages and savings accounts to consumers and offering loans to commercial enterprises.
The post-2008 Irish economic downturn in the Republic of Ireland, coincided with a series of banking scandals, followed the 1990s and 2000s Celtic Tiger period of rapid real economic growth fuelled by foreign direct investment, a subsequent property bubble which rendered the real economy uncompetitive, and an expansion in bank lending in the early 2000s.
The Principality Building Society, (Cymdeithas Adeiladu'r Principality), is a Welsh building society based in Cardiff, the capital of Wales.
The Progressive Building Society was founded in 1914 in Belfast, and operates 12 branches across Northern Ireland.
A public limited company (legally abbreviated to plc) is a type of public company under the United Kingdom company law, some Commonwealth jurisdictions, and the Republic of Ireland.
Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich A.G. was the central institution of the Raiffeisen Banking Group Austria (RBG).
Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ, Te Pūtea Matua) is the central bank of New Zealand.
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (also known as RBS Group) is a British banking and insurance holding company, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Saffron Building Society is a regional building society which has branches and agencies in the East of England.
Santander UK plc is a British bank, wholly owned by the Spanish Santander Group.
A savings account is a deposit account held at a retail bank that pays interest but cannot be used directly as money in the narrow sense of a medium of exchange (for example, by writing a cheque).
A savings and loan association (S&L), or thrift institution, is a financial institution that specializes in accepting savings, deposits, and making mortgage and other loans.
A savings bank is a financial institution whose primary purpose is accepting savings deposits and paying interest on those deposits.
Not to be confused with the British Special Boat Service.
Scarborough Building Society was a UK building society, which had its headquarters in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England.
The Scottish Building Society is a building society based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Shepshed Building Society was a UK building society, which had its head office in Shepshed, Leicestershire.
The Skipton Building Society is a building society in the United Kingdom (also known as a mutual lending and savings organisation as it is owned by the members).
Sort codes, in the British and Irish banking industries, are bank codes used to route money transfers between banks within their respective countries via their respective clearance organisations.
St.George Bank is an Australian bank with its headquarters in Sydney.
Stafford Railway Building Society is a UK building society, which has its headquarters in Stafford, Staffordshire.
Staffordshire Building Society was a UK building society, which merged with the Portman Building Society in 2003, which then merged with the Nationwide Building Society in 2007.
Stroud & Swindon Building Society was the 10th largest building society in the United Kingdom, with headquarters in Stroud, Gloucestershire and total assets of £2.7 billion as at 31 December 2009.
Suomen AsuntoHypoPankki is a Finnish bank specialized in mortgage lending.
The Swansea Building Society, (Cymdeithas Adeiladu'r Abertawe), is a building society based in Swansea, Wales.
A tavern is a place of business where people gather to drink alcoholic beverages and be served food, and in most cases, where travelers receive lodging.
Teachers Building Society is a mutual British financial institution founded in 1966 by the National Union of Teachers (now the National Education Union).
Terminating deposits were a form of savings-and-loan that were one of the key products of the early building society movement in the UK and from there they spread through what is now the Commonwealth.
The Cambridge Building Society is a UK mutual building society based in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
The Co-operative Bank plc is a retail and commercial bank in the United Kingdom, with its headquarters in Balloon Street, Manchester.
Co-operative Banking Group Limited (originally Co-operative Financial Services) was a UK-based banking and insurance company and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Co-operative Group.
The Melton is a building society based in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire in the East Midlands.
The Midlands is a cultural and geographic area roughly spanning central England that broadly corresponds to the early medieval Kingdom of Mercia.
The Mortgage Works (UK) plc is a specialist mortgage lender of Nationwide Building Society, working primarily through regulated intermediaries and based in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
The Woolwich Equitable Building Society (later Woolwich Building Society or The Woolwich) was a United Kingdom financial institution owned by its members as a mutual organization.
Theobald Mathew (10 October 1790–8 December 1856) was an Irish Catholic priest and teetotalist reformer, popularly known as Father Mathew.
The Tipton & Coseley Building Society is a UK building society, which has its head office in Tipton, West Midlands.
TSB Bank plc is a retail and commercial bank in the United Kingdom, which is a subsidiary of the Sabadell Group.
Ulster Bank is a large commercial bank, and one of the traditional Big Four Irish banks.
United Building Society was a New Zealand building society, that became registered retail bank known as United Banking Group.
right Universal Building Society was a UK building society with headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne that operated between 1863 and 2006.
The Vernon Building Society is a UK building society based in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
Virgin Money plc is a UK-based bank and financial services company owned by the Virgin Group and founded by Sir Richard Branson in March 1995.
West Bromwich Building Society is a UK building society, formed in 1849 with its headquarters in West Bromwich, in the West Midlands of England.
The Yorkshire Building Society is the third largest building society in the UK, with its headquarters in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.
Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used. Since the 11th century, present-day Zimbabwe has been the site of several organised states and kingdoms as well as a major route for migration and trade. The British South Africa Company of Cecil Rhodes first demarcated the present territory during the 1890s; it became the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923. In 1965, the conservative white minority government unilaterally declared independence as Rhodesia. The state endured international isolation and a 15-year guerrilla war with black nationalist forces; this culminated in a peace agreement that established universal enfranchisement and de jure sovereignty as Zimbabwe in April 1980. Zimbabwe then joined the Commonwealth of Nations, from which it was suspended in 2002 for breaches of international law by its then government and from which it withdrew from in December 2003. It is a member of the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It was once known as the "Jewel of Africa" for its prosperity. Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980, when his ZANU-PF party won the elections following the end of white minority rule; he was the President of Zimbabwe from 1987 until his resignation in 2017. Under Mugabe's authoritarian regime, the state security apparatus dominated the country and was responsible for widespread human rights violations. Mugabe maintained the revolutionary socialist rhetoric of the Cold War era, blaming Zimbabwe's economic woes on conspiring Western capitalist countries. Contemporary African political leaders were reluctant to criticise Mugabe, who was burnished by his anti-imperialist credentials, though Archbishop Desmond Tutu called him "a cartoon figure of an archetypal African dictator". The country has been in economic decline since the 1990s, experiencing several crashes and hyperinflation along the way. On 15 November 2017, in the wake of over a year of protests against his government as well as Zimbabwe's rapidly declining economy, Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the country's national army in a coup d'état. On 19 November 2017, ZANU-PF sacked Robert Mugabe as party leader and appointed former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his place. On 21 November 2017, Mugabe tendered his resignation prior to impeachment proceedings being completed.
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