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Building society addresses MMC myths

Modern Methods of Construction, or MMC, have come a long way since the pre-fab homes produced post World War Two. Housing developers are eagerly incorporating these techniques in their homes, but they’re not just restricted to the big builders. Leicestershire building society, esbs, addresses some of the lingering myths around MMC housing and why...

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esbs website poll results – Do you shop second hand?

In July we asked how many of you try to save money on purchases, so for August we took it a step further and surveyed your attitude to a specific money saving tip – shopping second hand. Most of those surveyed enjoy the convenience of the internet as 57% of respondents browse internet auction...

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Leicestershire building society voting scheme benefits local charities

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, has revealed the results of its In the Community scheme for the second quarter of 2021, which is currently operating online. The scheme enables customers to decide how £500 will be split between two local causes by casting votes each quarter. The votes have been counted for the...

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esbs expands mortgage criteria for construction workers

At esbs we take the time to carefully consider each mortgage application individually, to enable as many househunters as possible the opportunity to move onto, or up, the property ladder, or to simply refinance an existing mortgage. Some groups, like the self-employed, can find it more difficult to secure a mortgage from lenders but...

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Leicestershire building society celebrates further team growth

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, rounded off a successful end to the financial year with the addition of a new team member. Darren Fife has joined the Earl Shilton based team as Trainee IT Support Officer. With a career background in IT, Darren is well equipped for his role at esbs. “I’ve had...

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Building society sponsorship keeps cricket club kitted out

Leicestershire-based building society, esbs, has committed to the second year of a sponsorship deal with a local youth cricket team. The three year sponsorship package will help towards the cost of new, esbs-branded shirts for Barwell Cricket Club’s under 11s and under 13s teams, and also to provide additional playing uniforms. Founded in 1807,...

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Leicestershire building society sponsors local cricket club

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, has announced its long-standing sponsorship of Earl Shilton Town Cricket Club for another year.   The cricket club has been an integral part of the community for over 200 years, playing its home matches on Keats Lane. Aspiring cricketers aged seven to 11 form the youth group, while...

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esbs website poll results – How do you keep track of your spending?

Last month we divided the traditionalists from the technologically savvy with our question about budget tracking. While nobody is a fan of spreadsheets, a quarter of those surveyed don’t track their spending at all, the remainder were split down the middle between those who favour apps and those that stick to pen and paper....

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