Nottingham Building Society

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Nottingham Building Society
Building society (Mutual)
Industry Banking and financial services
Founded 1849
Headquarters Nottingham, England, UK
Number of locations
Key people
David Marlow, chief executive
Products Savings, mortgages, investments,
£5.9 million GBP (December 2007), Red Arrow Down.svg19.7% on 2006
Total assets £3.0 billion GBP (December 2007), Green Arrow Up.svg15.6% on 2006
Number of employees

Nottingham Building Society is a building society founded in 1849 by a group led by Samuel Fox (1781–1868), a Quaker and prominent local grocer.[1]

The purpose of the society was to promote the construction of a better class of dwellings, suitable for the working and middle classes, as well as provide a safe and profitable place for small savings.

In 1970 the Nottingham Building Society acquired the Grantham Building Society.

The Nottingham Building Society was one of the first financial institutions to introduce online banking in 1983, with its Homelink service on Prestel. It is a member of the Building Societies Association.


The company has several branches across Nottingham including in the city centre on Parliament Street, Beeston, Bulwell, Mapperley, Sherwood on Mansfield Road, and Wollaton. It has many of its branches in the county of Nottinghamshire, Hertfordshire and others in Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Sheffield.


  1. ^ Fox had been running a savings scheme with Louisa Woods since the 1830s for students at their Adult School.

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