Edinburgh Building Societies

Some of the building societies in this U.K. list have been taken over - for example, Britain's biggest building society, the Nationwide, has merged with the smaller Cheshire, Derbyshire, and Dunfermline building societies, but their individual brands (and web sites) are still active. However, The Staffordshire, which was

taken over by the Nationwide, no longer has a separate identity so is not listed.

As with the Edinburgh banks section, merged building societies are part of the same institution, so you should check the deposit insurance coverage of your new and existing bank accounts under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Building Societies differ from high street banks in that they are mutually owned by their membership.

Building Societies with branches in Edinburgh

Other organisations

UK-wide Building Societies