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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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How often do you re-evaluate your own personal savings plans?

November’s poll results are now in. November’s poll revealed that our members take a proactive approach towards their savings, with nearly half of respondents telling us they re-evaluate their personal savings plans at least once a month. In addition to the 48% that re-evaluate their savings monthly or even more frequently, an additional 14%...

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Building society contributes to Age UK Christmas festivities

A donation from Earl Shilton Building Society is helping to fund a Christmas party for up to 70 elderly residents in the local area. The party, which will take place at the Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland Earl Shilton Centre on Kings Walk, is being organised for local older people who are at...

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Building society makes new appointment

Anne Egan is new Accounts Administrator. Earl Shilton Building Society has appointed a new Accounts Administrator as it looks to expand the services on offer to customers and members. Anne Egan will also act as a Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive. Her duties will include bank reconciliation, the organisation of board meetings including...

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If you are going to, or have been to University, what was your main source of funds?

September’s poll presented some interesting results… Over three times as many University students rely on government student loans, as opposed to personal savings, as their primary source of income. That’s according to our monthly poll for September, which indicates that students are just as likely to be funded through University by friends or family...

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Earl Shilton blooms with help from Earl Shilton Building Society

Earl Shilton in Bloom has yet again received an award for its entry into the annual East Midlands in Bloom competition – with a donation from Earl Shilton Building Society helping towards a bigger and better display for 2016. Earl Shilton in Bloom’s entry was commended for a third successive year, being handed a...

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New director for building society

Gary Little joins the team. A new non-executive director has been appointed to the board of Earl Shilton Building Society, as the Society continues to develop its services. Gary Little, 53, is a chartered accountant and has previously held a number of positions in the banking sector, and has also held the position of...

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