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Year: 2020

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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Industry Insight – The potential of Annexes as Holiday Lets

By Richard Steed / 22nd September 2020 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – The potential of Annexes as Holiday Lets

by Jean Errington, Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – The potential of Annexes as Holiday Lets The potential of Annexes as Holiday Lets 2020 has brought a summer like no other. With some holidays postponed, quarantines introduced and removed with no warning and decreased or non-existent protection from […]

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Industry Insight – Mutigenerational living is on the rise

By Richard Steed / 15th September 2020 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Mutigenerational living is on the rise

by Graeme Aitken, Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Mutigenerational living is on the rise Mutigenerational living is on the rise As we gradually edge towards a post-pandemic era, we’ve all been forced to think differently – no more so than how and where we live. During lockdown […]

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Industry Insight – Challenges in the Mortgage Industry

By Richard Steed / 15th September 2020 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Challenges in the Mortgage Industry

by Craig Middleton, Mortgage Sales and Distribution Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Challenges in the Mortgage Industry Challenges in the Mortgage Industry Before the market has been able to digest the implications of Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed all other considerations aside, and slowed the economy as a […]

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