Top 10 Building Societies

Note many of the UK’s leading building society demutualised in the 1980s and 1990s. This meant they are no longer non profit making societies but can operate as banks. The Nationwide is the largest remaining building society in the UK.

  1. Nationwide Building Society £150,586m
  2. Britannia Building Society £32,431m
  3. Yorkshire Building Society £16,298m
  4. Coventry Building Society £11,090m
  5. Chelsea Building Society £9,656m
  6. Skipton Building Society £9,156m
  7. West Bromwich Building Society £7,208m
  8. Leeds Building Society £7,065m
  9. Derbyshire Building Society £5,097m
  10. Cheshire Building Society £4,678m

Leading Building Societies who demutualised to become banks. Most have become PLCs

  • Abbey National
  • Cheltenham and Gloucester – now part of Lloyds TSB
  • National & Provincial Building Society
  • Alliance & Leicester
  • Bristol and West
  • Halifax – Merged with Bank of Scotland
  • Northern Rock
  • The Woolwich
  • Birmingham Midshires
  • Bradford & Bingley