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Mortgaging a house to invest in the War Loan

William Hallam wanted to remortgage his house in order in invest in a patriotic war loan, but found an obstacle in his way. Things were easier for the wealthy Vansittart Neales of Bisham Abbey. 120 more words

Florence Vansittart Neale

Major Building Societies in the United Kingdom (2014)

Out of 44 building societies operating in the United Kingdom, there are 5 major building societies comprising almost 90% of consolidated building societies total assets. … 34 more words

Building Societies

Edgar Parnell: the need for co-operative intervention

Edgar Parnell, former chief executive of the Plunkett Foundation, now a Foundation Fellow, writes in the Co-operative News about markets crying out for co-operative interventions to address critical problems all over the world. 226 more words

Co-operative Movement

HELP TO BUY: ISA

George Osborne announced in the Budget 2015 that he wanted to further help first time buyers to buy their first home. So he has introduced the Help to Buy: ISA, which will only be available through Banks and Building Societies from Autumn 2015. 421 more words

Personal Finance

WILL THE NEW PERSONAL SAVINGS ALLOWANCE BE THE DEATH KNELL FOR THE CASH ISA?

In the Budget 2014, the Government announced that from April this year, 2015, an individual with taxable earnings of less than £15,600 would not have to pay tax on your interest from savings. 222 more words

Personal Finance

On democracy, and good governance, and all that

In the past few days I have exercised my member’s right to vote for board members of both Leeds Building Society and MEC, the Canadian outdoor equipment cooperative retailer (if you’re asking, I’ve been a MEC customer a number of times while visiting Canada). 88 more words

Co-operatives

It's ISA o'clock

It’s ISA time again. Traditionally, with the end of the tax year on 5 April in sight, taxpayers like you and me turn their attention to saving and investing in an ISA. 1,170 more words

Business