Year: 2020

Our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period

By Richard Steed / 21st December 2020 / 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 four branches… All four of our branches; Harpenden, Radlett, Tring and Leighton Buzzard have the below opening hours over Christmas and New Year: Monday 21st December 9am – 1pm Tuesday 22nd December 9am – 1pm Wednesday 23rd December 9am – 1pm Christmas Eve 9am – […]

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Industry Insight – A year in review; 2020

By Richard Steed / 8th December 2020 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – A year in review; 2020

by Craig Middleton – Mortgage Sales and Distribution Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – A Year in Review A year in review and what’s to come What a year it’s been – who would have guessed? It’s hard to believe that here in the UK we were still Covid-19 free […]

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Industry Insight – The profitability of holiday lets

By Richard Steed / 2nd December 2020 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – The profitability of holiday lets

by Jean Errington – Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – The profitability of Holiday Lets The profitability of holiday lets While news of a vaccine has brought some much needed optimism to the world, the future is still far from clear. Global lockdowns, quarantines and travel restrictions are […]

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Harpenden named as ‘Best Junior/Children’s Savings Provider’ at Personal Finance Awards

By Richard Steed / 25th November 2020 / Comments Off on Harpenden named as ‘Best Junior/Children’s Savings Provider’ at Personal Finance Awards

November 25th 2020: We are delighted to announce that we have retained the ‘Best Junior/Children’s Savings Provider’ award at the prestigious Personal Finance Awards. Now in its 23rd year, the awards have long been recognised as a benchmark for excellence in the UK’s consumer finance market. We have a long standing reputation and offer a […]

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Our Savings Rates; A message to our Members

By Richard Steed / 2nd November 2020 / Comments Off on Our Savings Rates; A message to our Members

During these uncertain times, we continue to review our savings products against the competition to ensure that they remain fair and balance the interests of both our savings and mortgage members as well as the Society’s funding requirements. We continue to see rates reduce across the sector which we must respond to and we have […]

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Industry Insight – Summer houses – an option for ‘year round’ homeworking

By Richard Steed / 23rd October 2020 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Summer houses – an option for ‘year round’ homeworking

by Craig Middleton, Mortgage Sales and Distribution Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Summer houses – an option for ‘year round’ homeworking With COVID-19 restrictions continuing to be part of everyday life, thousands of employees have remained working from home. During the first lockdown back in March many of us […]

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Industry Insight – The long-term implications of Holiday Lets

By Richard Steed / 23rd October 2020 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – The long-term implications of Holiday Lets

by Jean Errington – Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – The long-term implications of Holiday Lets Between local lockdowns, ongoing overseas travel restrictions and the fact that Covid-cases are on the rise once more, the outlook for a holiday abroad seems even further out of reach. The summer […]

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Personal Finance Awards 2020/21 – vote for us

By Richard Steed / 9th October 2020 / Comments Off on Personal Finance Awards 2020/21 – vote for us

We’re delighted to once again, receive recognition for delivering the best possible service to our customers. We’re proud to be nominated as finalists for the 2020/21 The Personal Finance Awards. We have made the shortlist for two categories; Best Junior/Children’s Savings Provider and Best Building Society – Customer Service. We provide a range of personal […]

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Industry Insight – Making the dream achievable

By Richard Steed / 2nd October 2020 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Making the dream achievable

by Jean Errington – Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Making the dream achievable COVID-19 has negatively affected life in the UK more than any other scenario since World War Two: our health and well-being; free movement; the opportunity to see loved ones; financial stability; job security and […]

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Industry Insight – Housing on the high street

By Richard Steed / 28th September 2020 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Housing on the high street

by Craig Middleton, Mortgage Sales and Distribution Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Housing on the high street Housing on the high street Are redundant retail units a solution to housing shortages? A lack of housing stock remains an issue today, as it has for decades, with demand outstripping availability. […]

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