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What is your primary motivation for saving money at the moment?

Nearly half of all savers who responded to our monthly poll for April told us that securing a new home was their primary motivation for putting funds aside at the moment.   The next highest demographic was the group saving money towards a significant event, which made up a quarter of the total respondents,...

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Building Society helping local Over 60s club to keep members active

An Over-60s club has gained a brand new mat for short mat bowls, thanks in part to a donation from Earl Shilton Building Society. Sharnford Over-60s Youth Club, in Blaby District, offers older members of the local community the chance to relive their Youth Club days and keep active, whilst participating in activities including...

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At what point in your life did you or will you write your Will?

When is the best time to write a Will? The verdict from voters in March’s monthly poll was far from clear – less than a third of respondents could agree on any given answer. 31% stated that they either had written, or would look to write, a Will after their marriage. Another 31% said...

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Society helping to put safety first at local bowls club

Earl Shilton Building Society is supporting a local bowls club in their efforts to raise funds for the installation of a defibrillator. The Society has made a donation to the defibrillator fund, and Kingscroft Bowls Club is planning additional community events with the aim of raising a further £1,200 to pay for the project....

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Building society and community group bringing flower power to Burbage

Earl Shilton Building Society is sponsoring a community project in Burbage which aims to get green-fingered residents planting flowers in colourfully-decorated wellies, to be displayed across the parish. ‘Flowers in the Rain’ is the first in a series of hippy-themed events planned in Burbage over the coming months, as part of community arts group...

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Building Society raises £1,500 for Anthony Nolan

Earl Shilton Building Society has raised a grand total of £1,500 for leading blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, thanks to the generosity of staff and customers. The Society held a range of events in benefit of Anthony Nolan over 2016. These included an Easter hamper raffle, a #BackingTheBlues day during Leicester City’s title challenge,...

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At what age did you obtain your first mortgage?

90% of respondents to our January poll told us they had already obtained their first mortgage by the age of 30. Three-quarters told us they took out their first mortgage between the ages of 18 and 25, with a further 15% moving onto the property ladder in their late twenties. 10% said they obtained...

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When do you start to budget for Christmas?

December’s poll revealed that most of you like to plan early… If the results of last month’s poll are anything to go by, more than a third of our customers are already starting to think about Christmas 2017. 36% of respondents said they start thinking about their Christmas budget as soon as the previous...

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160 Not Out

Earl Shilton Building Society reaches landmark Leicestershire’s oldest building society is celebrating its 160th anniversary this week. On January 3rd 1857, members of ‘Earl Shilton Permanent Benefit Building & Land Society’ paid their very first subscriptions, following a meeting of local investors at the Royal Oak Club Rooms on Earl Shilton High Street in...

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