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CML welcomes return of Ipswich Building Society


Published: 6 March 2013 | Author: Bernard Clarke

We are delighted to welcome the return of Ipswich Building Society, which has re-joined the CML as a full member.

Ipswich Building Society enjoyed another successful year in 2012, with an increase of more than 16% in its gross mortgage lending, and a 51% increase in first-time buyer loans. Mortgage balances grew to £65.3 million. It also proved to be a popular choice for savers, recording an increase of more than 100% in retail funds. The society continues to enjoy a high degree of satisfaction from members, with nine out of 10 prepared to recommend it to a friend, and 93% rating their experience with it as "excellent" or "very satisfied."

Ipswich Building Society has more than 160 years’ experience in providing mortgages and savings for people primarily in the east of England. It sets out to provide a personal service to members through a network of branches, agencies and over the telephone.