View more on these topics

Building society runners aim for £300,000 Shelter donation

Ninety five employees from the building society sector will be taking part in this year&#39s Flora London Marathon on April 13 to raise funds for homeless charity Shelter.

Funds raised by the sector will assist Shelter&#39s work with homeless children and continue the long-standing partnership between Shelter and the sector.

Shelter works tirelessly helping 100,000 people each year but for every person running the Flora London Marathon (approximately 30,000 runners), there are three children experiencing homelessness.

The charity aims to raise £1m from the marathon to help thousands of homeless children across the country and the sector&#39s role in achieving this aim is vital. The building society runners are hoping to contribute around £300,000 to this total through sponsorship.

Twenty four societies are represented in the Building Societies Association marathon team which will include Mark Bratt, BSA policy adviser and senior management figures such as Peter Rowley, chief executive of Darlington BS, and Paul Winter, sales and marketing director, Ipswich BS.

Adrian Coles, director-general of the BSA, says: “I have been overwhelmed by the generous response of the building society sector to Shelter&#39s request for runners. The fact we have nearly 100 runners shows what a fit lot building society people are.

“But more importantly, it is a recognition of the long-standing relationship between the building society sector and Shelter and a demonstration of the high regard held for the work Shelter does”.

Alan Gosschalk, director of fundraising at Shelter, says: “The support from the BSA and its members for our 2003 Marathon campaign is incredible. Their amazing efforts will help Shelter&#39s work with thousands of homeless and badly housed children across the country. It is fantastic to know that the whole sector is supporting this vital cause.”

Recommended

Britannia&#39s online mortgage application offers 10-minute decision

Britannia Building Society has this week launched an online mortgage application which enables applicants to obtain a real time, credit scored, online decision for their mortgage in 10 minutes. The entire application process at www.britannia.co.uk, including receipt of a decision and entry of all other relevant information, is expected to take individual applicants just 15 […]

Alliance & Leicester joins Mortgage Promotions&#39 lending panel

Mortgage Promotions announced today that Alliance & Leicester has joined its direct access lending panel. Nick Baxter, director of Mortgage Promotions, says: “Our main aim has always been to deliver what our members want. A significant number of members have requested access to Alliance & Leicester through our club so that is what we have […]

Time to drive off the mortgage sharks

For such a tiny part of the home loan protection market it&#39s rather surprising that single premium mortgage payment protection insurance can generate so much controversy. That is of course, until you look at the rogue advisers that are touting this product to unwary clients. As we investigate in our cover feature starting on page […]

New chairman for Financial Ombudsman Service

The Financial Services Authority has appointed Sue Slipman OBE as the new chairman of the board of the Financial Ombudsman Service. The board runs the single ombudsman scheme set up by the FSA under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to deal with complaints against the financial services sector. Slipman joins the FOS from […]

Brexit and the mid cap buying opportunities

Video update from Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, Neptune Investment Management With the Brexit referendum scheduled for 23 June, how much risk is priced into the market and is the current volatility a long-term buying opportunity? Watch Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, and Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager on the UK Mid Cap and […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up