One of only a few remaining in the UK, we are proud to have served generations of families in our region and beyond.
We are committed to demonstrating what makes us different every day, as a mutual, by building better futures for the members who own the Society, our people, our community and the sector we belong to.
To that end, we concentrate on offering straightforward, good value mortgage and savings products, specialising in niche mortgages for customers looking for common sense solutions.
We believe in supporting the vibrancy of our region in particular, by making a difference and listening to our members in order to evolve to meet their changing needs, as well as serving customers the length and breadth of the UK.
Above all, we take pride in offering an outstanding level of personal customer service. In an age where financial services are moving, at pace, towards digital, artificial intelligence powered-automation, we believe there is still a place for people-centred financial services, and we are passionate about maintaining that personal touch.
We don’t rely on computers to decide what we should do, we make pragmatic decisions based on a full understanding of each customer’s whole circumstances, and are motivated by what is genuinely in our members’ best interests.
We don’t pay bonuses. All of our profits are used to maintain the Society’s financial strength, or invested in member and community initiatives.
And you won’t ever feel pressured to ‘buy’. When you speak to us, you’ll receive a straightforward answer to your questions and genuine advice on which products or services best suit your circumstances.
As a mutual building society, we were originally created to meet the need for ordinary people to own their own homes. The ‘revolutionaries’ of their day, our founders formed collectives, saving together to purchase one house after another for their members.
So, our community roots have always run deep and we’re staying true to that original purpose today, too. We do this by offering products and services which meet our members’ changing needs, and by contributing to the vibrancy of the community in which we’re based.
We support a range of local organisations – from new writing and accessible arts at East Riding Theatre, to the pioneering local Beverley FM radio station which enriches local life with its entertaining music and content and Beverley-centric news, and the Beverley Community Lift charity which combats loneliness by helping the area’s elderly and disabled people get out and about.
Each month, we contribute £250 to a deserving local cause through our ‘Charity of the Month’ initiative, where members of the public can nominate organisations they feel passionate about and our members get to vote from three shortlisted charities. Winners have included Guide Dogs: York, Lincs and East Yorkshire; Dementia Friendly East Riding; Andy’s Children’s Hospice and Downright Special.