Dudley Building Society, with branches in Dudley Town Centre, Gornal, Kingswinford, Brierley Hill and South Staffordshire’s Perton, has been around since 1858 but over the past few years has undergone significant modernisation.
Members at the heart
As a traditional building society, customers with savings or mortgage accounts become members and it is they who own the Society, with no shareholder pay outs to consider or work towards.
Dudley Building Society recently hosted its annual member event that welcomed 350 attendees to the Dudley Canal Trust where everyone involved enjoyed a boat ride, a cream tea and a chance to chat with staff in a relaxed and informal environment. IMAGE – Canal Trust incl Mascot
A range of services
The Society offers a wide range of savings accounts including bonds ranging from one to five years, instant access, notice accounts, ISAs, and children’s accounts.
The Society’s introducer only approach ensures that mortgage advice is provided by independent advisors that have access to the whole market which is further proof that a better outcome for the customer is a positive outcome for the Society – irrelevant of commercial gain. Anyone wishing to review their current mortgage or apply for new one can submit their interest by calling the Society or completing a mortgage enquiry form on the website (dudleybuildingsociety.co.uk/mortgages). Enquiries will be forwarded to a trusted third party and mortgage advice will be undertaken by a regulated Financial Adviser and can be conducted over the telephone, at one of the Society’s five branches or in the comfort of your own home.
Financial Advice is provided by Concept Financial Services, who are able to offer pension advice (including finding lost pensions, pension switches, pension withdrawals or to demystify the new regulation that has made such a difference to those over 55 years old). They are also able to offer long term financial planning, protection advice (including accident and sickness, income protection and serious illness cover) or even help you plan for retirement.
The Society’s will writing and estate planning service is provided by national provider The Will Writing Company with their specialists working in Society branches, available over the telephone or to do home visits if requested.
Partnerships in South Staffordshire
The Society has sought suitable partnerships to offer its mortgage, will writing and financial advice – two of these relationships are with businesses based in Brewood and Perton.
The Society believes that expert knowledge should be on hand to support customers in making informed decisions with access to products from across the market to support better outcomes for everyone.
The branch that is located opposite the entrance to Sainsbury’s in Perton is undergoing an extensiverefurbishment to complete the Society’s modernisation of its branch network. Look out for launch event details in local press and on social media. IMAGE – refurbished branch interior