About us

Saffron Building Society is your regional building society that understands your needs.

We pride ourselves on being a mutual organisation, which means we're owned by you, our members and exist solely for your benefit.

Branches

We have a number of branches and agencies located in Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

Savings

We offer a range of savings and investment products including tax free savings, notice accounts, immediate access and children's savings.

Mortgages

We offer a variety of mortgage products to meet a range of individual needs. We also assist with remortgages and further advances.

Society history

  • 1847 First Building Society established in Saffron Walden
  • 1849 Saffron Walden Second Building Society founded by Rev John Marten, Minister of Hill Street Baptist Church and manager of local gas company
  • 1857 Society now known as … "Saffron Walden Second Benefit Building and Investment Society on the Permanent Plan"
  • 1900 Assets reach £37,000
  • 1959 Assets reach £1million
  • 1972 Royston and District Building Society transfer engagements to the Society. The Society changes name to the Saffron Walden and District Building Society
  • 1979 London & Essex Building Society transfer engagements to the Society. The Society is renamed the Saffron Walden and Essex Building Society
  • 1989 Herts & Essex Building Society transfer engagements to the Society. The Society is renamed the Saffron Walden Herts & Essex Building Society. Assets stand at £163 million
  • 2004 Assets are £460 million
  • 2006 Assets size £662 million. The Society is renamed to Saffron Building Society.
  • 2008 Assets size £784 million.
  • 2009 Assets size £931 million. The Society celebrates its 160th birthday.
  • 2011 Assets size £1,086 million.