Our history


The Norwich Building Society was established to help its members buy homes.  


The Peterborough Provincial Benefit Society was founded at the local Corn Exchange. Its aim was to enable members to build their own homes.


The first branch was opened. A year later they changed the name to the Peterborough Building Society.


The Peterborough Building Society and the Norwich Building Society merged. They became Norwich and Peterborough Building Society (N&P).  


N&P merged with Yorkshire Building Society.  


Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) became our principal high street brand. 

YBS Group continues to prove its financial strength despite the tough economic conditions. It delivers value and financial security to its members. For more information, please visit www.ybs.co.uk.  

Our purpose

We help members have a place to call home. We support them as they move toward greater financial wellbeing, and we always aim to create long-term value.

Modern Slavery Act

Yorkshire Building Society Group has taken steps to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chains or any parts of its business.

Our financial results

Read the highlights of how the Yorkshire Building Society Group has performed, or download the reports to study our finances in more detail.