Monmouthshire Building Society

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Monmouthshire Building Society
Cymdeithas Adeiladu'r Sir Fynwy
Building Society (Mutual)
Industry Banking and Financial Services
Founded 1869
Headquarters Monmouthshire House,
John Frost Square,
Newport NP20 1PX
Number of locations
29
Key people
James Bawa, Chief Executive Officer
Products Savings, Mortgages
£6.4 million GBP (April 2016)
Total assets £1,047.9 million GBP (April 2016)
Members 70,860 (November 2016) [1]
Number of employees
145
Website www.monbs.com

Monmouthshire Building Society, (Welsh: Cymdeithas Adeiladu'r Sir Fynwy), is a Welsh building society, which has its head office in Newport, South Wales. The Society provides a range of mortgage and savings products. A broad range of ancillary services, including insurance, financial planning, legal services and funeral plans are also provided by a number of other third party companies.

The Society is a founder member of the Building Societies Association and Council of Mortgage Lenders, as well as being a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Monmouthshire Building Society is a mutual organisation and operates through a network of branch and agency offices, covering the M4 corridor from Chepstow in the east, to Swansea in the west.

As a regional building society, they remain active within the community, supporting local causes through sponsorship, and aiding community organisations and charities through the Monmouthshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.[2]

The Society had a subsidiary company, Monmouthshire Insurance Services, a commercial insurance broker. The business was sold to Thomas Carroll Group Ltd on 1 April 2016.[3]

The Society is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Authority. Financial Services Register Number 206052.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The society was formed in January 1869 as the Monmouthshire and South Wales Permanent Investment Benefit Building Society. Five of the original board of directors went on to be mayors of Newport.

In 1890 the operations were moved to new offices in Friars Chambers, Dock Street, where the Head Office stands today, although the development of John Frost Square meant the rebuilding of the offices. The Society's name has been shortened over the years; the most recent name change coincided with the Society's centenary in 1969.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Company Profile: Monmouthshire Building Society
  2. ^ "Community". www.monbs.com. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sale of Monmouthshire Insurance Services Ltd to Thomas Carroll Group Ltd". mis.co.uk. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 

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