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The Building Societies Association is the trade association for the UK's building societies.

The Building Societies Association is a trade association, representing mutual lenders and deposit takers in the UK including all 45 UK building societies. Mutual lenders and deposit takers have total assets of over £330 billion and, together with their subsidiaries, hold residential mortgages of over £230 billion, 18% of the total outstanding in the UK. They hold over £230 billion of retail deposits, accounting for 19% of all such deposits in the UK. Mutual deposit takers account for over 30% of cash ISA balances. They employ approximately 39,000 full and part-time staff and operate through approximately 1,600 branches.

The BSA represents its members to those outside the sector on a number of issues such as building society legislation, the regulation of the sector, developments in the savings market, financial inclusion and the promotion of building societies' mutual status.

The BSA also provides information to its members on these, and a wide variety of other subjects and acts as a central point for building societies to communicate with each other.

www.bsa.org.uk

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