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Mortgage case study: Mark and Becky Eastwood

Name: Mark Eastwood Age: 54 Occupation: Service Provider Name: Becky Eastwood Age: 42 Occupation: Travel Co-ordinator Mark and Becky Eastwood have expressed their gratitude to esbs for accepting their mortgage application after other, larger, mainstream lenders had refused to lend them sufficient funds. The couple set out to acquire a mortgage to purchase their...

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Staff help Action Homeless this Christmas

Staff have assisted a local homelessness charity with its Christmas donation scheme in this week. We worked in shifts at Action Homeless’ Food Stop shop in Leicester in a bid to help the charity wrap presents, restock the shop and create gift bags for those in need over Christmas, as part of its 2018...

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Society ramblers put their best feet forward for rare genetic disorder charity

esbs’ staff members, their families, friends and even pets have undertaken a sponsored walk for a charity supporting people with Angelman Syndrome. The event, which saw participants walk the five and a half miles, starting and finishing at the Black Horse pub in Market Bosworth, was organised to raise funds for AngelmanUK (previously known...

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Society welcomes new Savings and Branch Supervisor

esbs has created a new Savings and Branch Supervisor role and has appointed Jessica Kaur to the position. Jessica, who will provide line management support to the Savings and Branch team based at the Society’s Head Office in Earl Shilton and the branch at nearby Barwell, says she is relishing the opportunity to make...

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How often do you withdraw money from your savings account?

On average, how frequently do you withdraw money from your savings account? This was the question that we asked people in our monthly poll throughout September. 52% of those who took part said that they took cash from their account once every few months. While 10% of participants said that they make withdrawals every...

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Which of the following do you consider to be your biggest financial concern?

A 2017 survey conducted by the Financial Conduct Authority concluded that 50% of adults living in the UK are, in some way, financially vulnerable. There’s a myriad of reasons why people might worry about their personal finances, and these concerns can end up having a detrimental impact on many different aspects of life, from...

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Mortgage case study: Paul and Jeanne Shorland

Name: Paul Shorland Age: 64 Occupation: Flooring Company Director (semi-retired) Name: Jeanne Shorland Age: 62 Occupation: Flooring Company Director (semi-retired) Product: Standard residential mortgage on a discounted variable rate Paul and Jeanne Shorland approached the Society for a mortgage with the view to convert the barn and stables at their home in Winterbourne, Gloucestershire,...

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