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esbs website poll results – How much do you spend on your pets?

April was National Pet Month so we were keen to know how pampered your pets are. A fifth of respondents will go above and beyond for their beloved pets, whereas the vast majority will just splash out on treats occasionally. The remaining 10% keep costs minimal by providing basic toys and food. How much...

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Do your spending habits change when you get a promotion?

It’s always nice to see a bit more money each month after a promotion, so we wanted to know how you spend it. Less than 10% of those surveyed keep their spending the same, choosing to put the difference into savings. Over a quarter are similarly restrained, splurging on a congratulatory treat before reining...

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Leicestershire building society welcomes new team member

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, has welcomed Karen Malhi to its Earl Shilton based team as HR Manager. Karen brings a strong background in human resources having worked as an Employment Law & HR Consultant for private and corporate businesses since 2018, during which time she also successfully completed the Chartered Institute of...

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Homes for Ukraine

esbs is supportive of the government’s Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship scheme, which will enable homeowners across the UK to provide accommodation in their own home to refugees fleeing the war. Our trade body, the BSA, is working closely with the government as the scheme details are finalised, with the objective of it being implemented...

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Leicester charities benefit from building society voting scheme

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, has shared the results of its online In the Community scheme for the final quarter of 2021. The scheme enables two local charities to receive a share of £500 each quarter, based on the number of votes they receive on the esbs website. esbs-2553 – Chief Executive Paul...

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esbs website poll results – Did Christmas impact your savings?

January can be tough financially after the festive season takes its toll, so we asked if Christmas impacted your savings at all. Over half of those asked had planned their savings ahead of time to accommodate the spending, while 14% achieved the same goal by keeping Christmas frugal. The remaining third took a hit...

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esbs website poll results – Are you more of a saver or spender?

Last month we asked if you lean more towards saving or spending and the results were very evenly split with half of respondents believing they have a good balance between the two options. The remaining 50% were equally divided with 25% declaring themselves religious savers and the same amount in the spending camp. Are...

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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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