Yorkshire Building Society

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... 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 small and located between Ilford town centre and Gants Hill. It is five miles from where I live but easy ... Read review

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Community Level 2silverfox357

silverfox357

So far so good

AdvantagesGood interest, friendly staff

DisadvantagesMake sure your identity documents are recent

"...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 small and located between Ilford town centre and Gants Hill. It is five miles from where I live but easy to get to. The staff consists of three girls, one on the counter and two working in the office. What I liked right away was the fact that there were no queues - you are never likely to have ..." Read review
16.02.2007

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Community Level 4rsmith

rsmith

A bit of Yorkshire common sense

AdvantagesResolutely mutual; good interest rates

DisadvantagesNo current accounts

"...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 highly instrumental in reducing the charges for cash machine withdrawals, with their “Stop the charges” campaign. So, if you, like me, are still interested ..." Read review
06.01.2002

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Community Level 27sefton

7sefton

Why the YBS

AdvantagesMutual, better branches, good service, good rates on products.

DisadvantagesSlightly sly on the charity point, and very few ATMs.

"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, the society become plc in the 5 years following the account being opened (like Halifax, Abbey National ect.). But read the application forms carefully, unless ..." Read review
13.10.2001

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Community Level 2mirrah

mirrah

OK if you are deaf dumb and blind

AdvantagesNone in my experience

DisadvantagesAn 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 paid from this account as I have experienced more trouble than a reoccuring boil on the bum. My daughter is in the happy kids account and I can safetly say ..." Read review
23.12.2000

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Good range of savings

AdvantagesTop rates, great service, online access

DisadvantagesSign away membership writes for 5 years

"...of products offered by the Yorkshire Building Society is anything to go by then it's probably true. The range of savings is not overly fancy or over-engineered but if your looking for a plain vanilla savings accounts then you cann't really go far wrong. The eye catching top account is the e-isa (it pays 5.2% as of 10 Aug, although that will probably fall following last week's interest rate decision). This is pretty competitive and isn't falsely ..." Read review
10.08.2005

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