Dudley Building Society

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Dudley Building Society

Post by planteria » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:02 am

a letter to one of my family received today includes..

"Your Society has had another incredible year in terms of performance, with the highest level of growth of any building society in the entire sector."

total assets have increased 2017 £354.7m 2018 £397.4m 2019 £438.5 2020 £541.3m.

Was anyone here aware how well they were doing?

I'm not sure what proportion of their lending is from Saver's balances, but the rates paid to members are weak.

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Re: Dudley Building Society

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:30 pm

Great going and more so in the current financial climate.
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Re: Dudley Building Society

Post by planteria » Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:27 pm

i'm not really sure how they've managed such significant growth in assets AAAT..

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Re: Dudley Building Society

Post by pabenny » Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:40 pm

Growth in assets can be achieved by aggressively targeting specific sectors (for example commercial property) with soft underwriting or generous incentives for intermediaries. Growth of around 25% in two years sounds impressive but Dudley BS are tiny - less than 1/500th of size of Nationwide.

Has there been a corresponding increase in profitability - and what will that look like in 2-3 years' time? The old BS came unstuck because they chased volume and ended up with a lot of bad loans in the early 90s recession.
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Re: Dudley Building Society

Post by planteria » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:05 am

good question pab.. i'll be interested to see their next set of accounts and to read what you make of them too, if you get chance to take a look.

several years ago Dudley chose to pay zero interest on small instant access savings accounts.. when base rate was higher than it is now, and when all of their peers were paying some kind of interest to all saving members. so, they have form for being an outlier.

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Re: Dudley Building Society

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:44 pm

planteria wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:05 am
good question pab.. i'll be interested to see their next set of accounts and to read what you make of them too, if you get chance to take a look.

several years ago Dudley chose to pay zero interest on small instant access savings accounts.. when base rate was higher than it is now, and when all of their peers were paying some kind of interest to all saving members. so, they have form for being an outlier.
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