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The Norwich and District Provident Permanent Benefit Building and Freehold Land Society was established in 1852. It later went by the more manageable name of the Norwich Building Society.
In 1860, The Peterborough Provincial Benefit Society was founded by railway workers at the Corn Exchange, Peterborough, in order for its members to build their own homes in the city. In 1962 the name was changed to the Peterborough Building Society. The Society absorbed King's Lynn Building Society in 1967, Stamford Building Society in 1980, and Argyle Building Society in 1985.
In 1986 the Peterborough Building Society and the Norwich Building Society merged and became Norwich and Peterborough Building Society.
The Society has a network of branches in East Anglia and employs around 1,000 people.
On 1st November 2011 N&P merged with Yorkshire Building Society, the UK's second largest building society. Following the merger we retained the Norwich & Peterborough Building Society brand and continue to offer a full range of financial products to new and existing customers.
Norwich & Peterborough Building Society and N&P are trading names of Yorkshire Building Society. Yorkshire Building Society is a member of the Building Societies Association and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Yorkshire Building Society is entered in the Financial Services Register and its registration number is 106085. Principal office of Yorkshire Building Society: Yorkshire House, Yorkshire Drive, Bradford, BD5 8LJ
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