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The Anglia Building Society in the United Kingdom was originally formed by the merger of the Northampton Town and County and Leicestershire building societies in 1966. In 1987, it merged with Nationwide Building Society, becoming Nationwide Anglia Building Society before reverting to the Nationwide name in 1992.[1]

Anglia Building Society
Building Society (Mutual)
FateMerger
SuccessorNationwide Building Society
Founded1848
Defunct1987
HeadquartersNorthampton, United Kingdom

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HistoryEdit

Northampton Town and CountyEdit

The Northampton Town and County Freehold Land Society was formed in 1848, later becoming Northampton Town and County Benefit Building Society. In 1950, the Wellingborough Town and District Permanent Benefit Building Society transferred engagements and in 1953, it became simply Northampton Town and County Building Society. This Society absorbed a number of other societies.[2]

Date Transfer of engagements
April 1957 Kingscliffe
Aug. 1957 Woburn Sands Permanent Benefit
Sept. 1957 Wolverton (Bucks) Permanent Benefit
June 1958 Watford & West Herts Permanent Benefit
Sept. 1958 Bognor Mutual
June 1959 City of Peterborough & District Permanent
Nov. 1961 Grimsby & Cleethorpes Permanent Benefit
Dec. 1964 General (formerly Amalgamated General)
Oct. 1965 Esher (formerly Kilburn)
Nov. 1966 Albion Permanent Benefit

LeicestershireEdit

The Hinckley and South Leicestershire Permanent Benefit Building Society became Hinckley and Leicestershire Building Society in 1950 and finally Leicestershire Building Society in 1958.[3] This merged with the Northampton Town and County in 1966, to form the Anglia. The new Society, headquartered in Northampton, absorbed a number of other societies.

Date Transfer of engagements
Oct. 1967 Winchester City & District Mutual
Dec. 1968 Court Permanent Benefit
Dec. 1973 Blaby & Neighbourhood Permanent Benefit
Dec. 1974 Northampton & Midlands
Oct. 1975 Berkhamsted District
Dec. 1975 Northamptonshire Foresters

Hastings and ThanetEdit

In 1978, the Society transferred its engagements to the Hastings and Thanet Building Society, itself formed by the merger of the Hastings Permanent and Isle of Thanet building societies in 1951, becoming for a short time Anglia Hastings and Thanet Building Society. In 1979, the Grimsby Building Society transferred engagements and in 1980, it once again became known as Anglia Building Society. The London and South of England Building Society transferred engagements in 1983 and the Country (including the engagements of the former Westminster) Building Society transferred in 1984.[4]

In 1987, the Society merged with the Nationwide Building Society, which was formed in London in 1883 and known as the Co-operative Permanent Building Society until 1970.[5] The Nationwide, which traces its dual origins to Northampton, is the largest building society in the world.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mutuals Public Register (No. 355B) Financial Services Authority (retrieved 17 November 2009)
  2. ^ Extract from Building Societies Yearbook 2009/10 Archived 2013-11-09 at the Wayback Machine (p.154) Building Societies Association (retrieved 17 November 2009)
  3. ^ Extract from Building Societies Yearbook 2009/10 (pp.144 & 148) Building Societies Association (retrieved 17 November 2009). Not to be confused with Hinckley Permanent, which on merger with Rugby Provident became Hinckley and Rugby Building Society in 1983 or the unconnected Leicester Building Society, which on merger with Alliance Building Society became Alliance and Leicester in 1984
  4. ^ Extract from Building Societies Yearbook 2009/10 (p.127 & 143) Building Societies Association (retrieved 17 November 2009)
  5. ^ Extract from Building Societies Yearbook 2009/10 (pp.152 & 136) Building Societies Association (retrieved 17 November 2009). See Mansbridge, Albert Brick upon Brick: 50 years of the Co-operative Permanent Building Society London: JM Dent & Sons, 1934

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