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Princeton's WordNet

  1. building society(noun)

    British equivalent of United States savings and loan association


  1. building society(Noun)

    A type of financial institution which traditionally was based on lending money (as mortgages) to society members to buy houses, from other members pooled savings and/or money borrowed wholesale.


  1. Building society

    A building society is a financial institution owned by its members as a mutual organization. Building societies offer banking and related financial services, especially mortgage lending. These institutions are found in the United Kingdom and several other countries. The term "building society" first arose in the 18th century in Great Britain from cooperative savings groups. In the UK today, building societies actively compete with banks for most consumer banking services, especially mortgage lending and savings accounts. Every building society in the UK is a member of the Building Societies Association. At the start of 2008, there were 59 building societies in the UK, with total assets exceeding £360 billion. The number of societies in the UK fell by four during 2008 due to a series of mergers brought about, to a large extent, by the consequences of the financial crisis of 2007-2010. With three further mergers in each of 2009 and 2010, and a demutualisation and a merger in 2011, the current number of building societies is at 46.

Translations for building society

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

building society

a business firm that lends money for building or buying houses.

  • bougenootskapAfrikaans
  • جَمْعِيَّةُ بِناء أو شِراء مَساكِنArabic
  • организация, отпущаща заеми на своите членове за построяване/купуване на жилищаBulgarian
  • financiadora de imóveisPortuguese (BR)
  • stavební spořitelnaCzech
  • die BaugenossenschaftGerman
  • kreditforeningDanish
  • στεγαστική τράπεζαGreek
  • sociedad hipotecariaSpanish
  • ehitusühingEstonian
  • بانک رهنیFarsi
  • hypoteekkiyhdistysFinnish
  • société de crédit immobilierFrench
  • חֶבְרַת בְּנִייָהHebrew
  • सोसाइटी निर्मात्ताHindi
  • građevinaCroatian
  • lakásépítő szövetkezetHungarian
  • perusahaan kredit bangunanIndonesian
  • società di credito immobiliareItalian
  • 住宅金融組合Japanese
  • 주택 조합Korean
  • statybos kredito firmaLithuanian
  • krājaizdevumu sabiedrība (celtniecībai vai māju pirkšanai)Latvian
  • syarikat pembinaanMalay
  • hypotheekbankDutch
  • boligbyggelag; boligselskapNorwegian
  • towarzystwo budowlanePolish
  • بانک رهنیPersian
  • ساختمانی ټولنهPashto
  • sociedade de empréstimoPortuguese
  • финансово-кредитная строительная фирмаRussian
  • stavebná spoločnosťSlovak
  • stanovanjsko kreditna družbaSlovenian
  • preduzimačko društvoSerbian
  • byggnadsföreningSwedish
  • องค์กรธุรกิจที่ปล่อยสินเชื่อเพื่อการสร้างบ้านหรือซื้อบ้านThai
  • yapı kredi kurumu, yapı kredi kooperatifiTurkish
  • 房貸信用合作社Chinese (Trad.)
  • житлобудівна коопераціяUkrainian
  • تعمیری انجمنUrdu
  • hội chơi hụi để mua nhàVietnamese
  • 建房互助协会Chinese (Simp.)

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