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Excellent

“So far so good”

published 16/02/2007

Good interest, friendly staff

Make sure your identity documents are recent

I was looking for a building society with a local branch and a good rate of interest for a regular savings account. I also wanted a society that is not too small (the Yorkshire is the fourth largest building society) and in good financial health. The YBS fits the bill perfectly. My branch is very...

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Excellent

Resolutely mutual; good interest rates

No current accounts

Still a mutual building society, the Yorkshire has shown that it is considering its members’ interests in staying that way. Their interest rates are still among the best, and you don’t have to present them with a minimum amount of something like £5,000 to open an account. They were...

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Super

“Why the YBS”

published 12/10/2001

Mutual, better branches, good service, good rates ...

Slightly sly on the charity point, and very few AT...

The Yorkshire is the 3rd biggest building society in the UK. It’s products are often in the Best Buy tables, and it’s hailed as a mutual hero. The YBS has it’s own charity, the YBS foundation, which all members promise to give their windfalls to should, in the unlikely event...

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Not for me

None in my experience

An awful lot

I have been with the Yorkshire Building Society for about 6 years now. I first started with them because I couldn't open a bank account for love nor money, just a building society account. I joined up for their cashcard account. It was ok at first but I advise anyone not to get a direct debit...

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Excellent

“Good range of savings”

published 10/08/2005

Top rates, great service, online access

Sign away membership writes for 5 years

They say that Yorkshiremen (and women) are pretty savvy, coming from the other side of the pennines I'd never really taken paid too much attension but if the range of products offered by the Yorkshire Building Society is anything to go by then it's probably true. The range of savings is not...

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Super

published 06/12/2007

Not at all my experience of this company, having received nothing but helpful and courteous attention. Neither am I a particularly large investor. Perhaps we should all judge as we find!. Also their rates for investors are very competitive.

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Not for me

published 17/11/2007

I have just gone through the same experience with the above as Tissy 52 did so in July 30th 2007, I need not say anymore Tissy said it all, they are for the blind, the deaf and dumb. So pleased I took my money out, Mur.

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Not for me

Flashy public relations for themselves

Awful customer service, lousy technology, poor int...

The website and interface suffers regular technical issues. I have witnessed more bugs with Yorkshire Building Society's interface in a typical month than with all the banks and building societys I have used in a whole year combined. As other reviewers on the internet often write, the customer...

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Not for me

“Don't trust this company”

published 30/07/2007

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Don't be fooled they don't care about their custom...

Don't trust this company! It treats its existing customers in an unfair, underhand and unscrupulous manner. When your current product comes to an end and you have to phone them to enquire about new products because they won't get in touch with you to tell you it has ended or let you know about...

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great small building society with a good range of ...

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The yorkshie building society is a traditional building society which really does seem to be there for its members not only in the range of accounts competitive intrest rates on mortgages and savings accounts but on that old fashioned thing called costomer care. I have been saving with them for a...

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Branch clean and lay out of Branch made good use o...

Poor staff attitude and "hard sell" tactics rather...

I recently tried to open an Executors Account at Yorkshire Building Society with a co-executor as we act for as Executors for a long standing friend and client.We had a substantial amount of money to open the account with.Although we clearly stated exactly what we required (An instant access...

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