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Leicestershire building society wins self-build mortgage award

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, is delighted to have won a consecutive award for its self-build mortgage offering. Voted for by the public, esbs scooped the Best Self-Build Lender award in The Money Page’s 24th Annual Personal Finance Awards 2021/22, which it also received in 2020/21. The Personal Finance Awards have long been...

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Building society voting scheme benefits Leicester charities

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, has revealed the results of its online In the Community scheme for the third quarter of 2021. The scheme enables customers to decide how £500 will be split between two local causes by casting votes each quarter. The votes for the third quarter of 2021 were divided equally...

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esbs website poll results – How often do you use cash?

In October we wondered how prevalent cash still is, and only 17% of respondents prefer using it. Most people are still open to paper money with 41% carrying an emergency amount and 17% using it a few times a month. The final quarter have gone completely digital and can’t remember the last time they...

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Leicestershire building society wears red for heart charity

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, dressed in red on October 6th to raise money for its Charity of the Year, Heart Link. esbs colleagues wore red to fundraise for Heartlink – 06-10-21 Heart Link was selected as Charity of the Year for its personal connection to Jodie Maguire, Compliance Assistant at esbs, whose...

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Earl Shilton Building Society welcomes new director to board

Leicestershire based building society esbs has welcomed Chris Greenwell to the board as a Non-Executive Director. In his new role, Chris has been assigned to the Nominations, REMCO and RCC committees. After a legal career spanning close to four decades in a wide range of litigation disciplines, Chris has mostly retired but has opted...

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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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