Universal Building Society

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Universal Building Society was a UK building society with headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne that operated between 1863 and 2006 . It was merged with the Newcastle Building Society in 2006.

History and Merger[edit]

The building society was established in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1863.

In 2006, it merged with the Newcastle Building Society.[1] At the time of the merger, the Universal was the 29th largest building society in the UK with assets of £600m.[2] It had nine branches and employed approximately 130 staff.


  1. ^ "Mergers and Conversion". Building Societies Association. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Universal Building Society announces decision to merge with Newcastle Building Society Newcastle Building Society website (Retrieved 24 May 2006)

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