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Year: 2019

Our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period

By Richard Steed / 23rd December 2019 / Comments Off on Our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period

Here is a summary of our opening hours over the festive period for our branches… Christmas Eve – our six branches and our Head Office will close at 1pm Christmas Day and Boxing Day – our six branches and our Head Office will be closed Friday 27th December – our Head Office will be open […]

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Industry Insights – Why Operational Resilience could transform the market

By Richard Steed / 5th December 2019 / Comments Off on Industry Insights – Why Operational Resilience could transform the market

by Martin Langlands, Chief Risk Officer, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Why Operational Resilience could transform the market In July 2018, The Bank of England, The PRA and The FCA issued a joint discussion paper called ‘Building the UK financial sector’s operational resilience’. The paper also goes by the name […]

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Harpenden Building Society; Local focus with National reach

By Richard Steed / 12th November 2019 / Comments Off on Harpenden Building Society; Local focus with National reach

Harpenden Building Society won the Best Local Building Society award for an unprecedented 5th, consecutive year at the What Mortgage Awards. Today we meet Harpenden’s CEO Sarah Howe who tells us more about this specialist lender which packs a punch when it comes to mortgage lending. Q: How did it feel to be voted Best […]

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Impact partners with Harpenden BS complete on complex £1m deal

By Richard Steed / 12th November 2019 / Comments Off on Impact partners with Harpenden BS complete on complex £1m deal

Impact Specialist Finance and the Harpenden Building Society have completed a £1 million interest only residential deal on a new build flat for a client in their 50s. The transaction was for a very upscale 19th floor new build property situated on the South Bank of the Thames in London. It had a valuation of […]

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Industry Insights – Holiday Lets – A Growing Opportunity…

By Richard Steed / 8th November 2019 / Comments Off on Industry Insights – Holiday Lets – A Growing Opportunity…

by Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Holiday Lets – A Growing Opportunity… As Sterling continues to come under pressure, and speculation rises about the ease of travel to other parts of Europe, the UK holiday market has been viewed as an area for potential growth. We read something recently which […]

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Money Manager Scheme – Children learn financial skills from local Building Society

By Richard Steed / 1st November 2019 / Comments Off on Money Manager Scheme – Children learn financial skills from local Building Society

Staff from Harpenden Building Society are ‘going back to school’ to help deliver a ‘Money Manager’ financial education scheme to local children. So far nearly 1200 youngsters aged between 4 and 11 years (key stage 1 & 2) have enrolled on the scheme with the Society encouraging more local schools to sign up to the […]

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Case Study – Frequency of Income, Jamil Qureshi

By Richard Steed / 1st November 2019 / Comments Off on Case Study – Frequency of Income, Jamil Qureshi

Download the Case Study as a PDF – Frequency of Income, Jamil Qureshi OUR CUSTOMER: Jamil Qureshi is one of the world’s leading performance psychologists, and an expert in high performance. Jamil has helped six people get to Number One in the world of sport and delivered leadership programmes at board level for organisations all […]

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Industry Insights – The future of mortgage provision

By Richard Steed / 30th October 2019 / Comments Off on Industry Insights – The future of mortgage provision

by Martin Langlands, Chief Risk Officer, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – The future of mortgage provision What does the future of mortgage provision look like in the UK? Now that’s an interesting question, given the ever-so-slightly turbulent times we are living through. All eyes are on the days leading up […]

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Industry Insights – Blurring the boundaries between mortgage products

By Richard Steed / 23rd October 2019 / Comments Off on Industry Insights – Blurring the boundaries between mortgage products

by Ken Hale, Head of Lending, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Blurring the boundaries between mortgage products Brexit, intercontinental trade wars, quantitative easing, house price escalation. Back in 2000, when people were getting anxious about the Millennium Bug, very few would have believed that we would be grappling with the […]

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Industry Insights – Are Holiday Lets the new Buy-To-Let?

By Richard Steed / 17th October 2019 / Comments Off on Industry Insights – Are Holiday Lets the new Buy-To-Let?

by Ken Hale, Head of Lending, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Are Holiday Lets the new Buy-To-Let? Over the past few months we have noticed increased interest from investors looking to holiday lets to provide a source of additional income. Holiday lets have always been a niche area of the mortgage […]

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