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Here are some articles about anything and everything going on in the Society. Maybe you want to find out more about our savings? The services we provide for our Members? Or you want to know about how we support our local community. We hope you find them interesting.

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  • A girl at Christmas.

    Making Christmas more Affordable

    It might feel a little early to discuss Christmas, but it will be here in the blink of an eye. In December we will collectively spend around £446,000 every minute of every day ...

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  • Michael Nevill, Emmaus Community Development Worker

    Homeless charity receives support from Saffron Building Society

    Saffron Building Society has donated £5k to support Emmaus Colchester, a local charity providing a home and meaningful work for up to 33 companions...

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  • Saffron Building Society Celebrates 40 years in Colchester

    Saffron Building Society branch staff and invited guests have enjoyed a Tea Party to celebrate 40 years since the Society first opened its doors for business in Colchester...

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  • Boy blowing out birthday candles on a cake.

    170th Birthday Regular Saver

    As part of our 170th anniversary celebrations Saffron Building Society will be holding a prize draw giving nine lucky eligible customers the chance to win a £1700 cash prize through opening the ‘170th Birthday Regular Saver’.

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  • A couple discuss their pension options.

    Saffron hosts Pension Awareness throughout the Summer

    Saffron Building Society will be holding Pension Planning Awareness sessions at the Society’s Haverhill, Brentwood, Ware, Bishop’s Stortford and Colchester branches this July and August

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  • The Man Cave’s Darren Leggett, Lisa Howard (Saffron Building Society Branch Manager) and Chris Burchell

    Man Cave supports mental wellbeing for men in Colchester

    Saffron Building Society opens up their Colchester branch to host The Man Cave who are a group aiming to alleviate problems that lead to increased mental stress...

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  • Saffron Building Society staff at the Haverhill branch celebrate 50 years

    Saffron Building Society Celebrates 50 years in Haverhill

    Saffron Building Society and invited guests enjoyed a Tea Party to celebrate 50 years since the Society first opened its doors for business in Haverhill ...

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  • Ed Flack delivering financial awareness workshops to local students

    Local secondary school pupils supported by financial awareness workshops

    Saffron Building Society has teamed up with specialist financial education consultants ‘WizeUp’ to give pupils tips and advice on financial well-being ...

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  • An older couple relaxing on the beach

    Saffron to host Pension Awareness throughout March

    We will be holding Pension Planning Awareness sessions with Russell Vaughan, a regulated* chartered financial adviser from specialists Wren Sterling at our Saffron Walden, Royston, Halstead and Great Dunmow branches this March ...

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  • Savings Explained

    Do you want to start saving a little each month but don’t know where to start? Have you recently received a sum of money and would like to find a savings account suitable for you?

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  • Matt Garnham, Lisa Howard, Alison Burchert, Scott Streeter

    Local artist draws crowd at Saffron Building Society's Colchester Branch

    Acclaimed local artist Alison Burchert held an exhibition of human and animal portraits at the Colchester Branch of Saffron Building Society showcasing her work in pastels ...

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  • Let’s Make a Plan – student looks at savings options in Fresher’s Week

    New student Chloe Ring looks into managing her finances as she starts film school in London...

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  • Colin Field, Victoria Bowman, Claire Hunnable

    Saffron Building Society supports St Nicholas Hospice Care

    Saffron Building Society is supporting St Nicholas Hospice Care by donating a £2000 contribution to the Haverhill based charity’s ‘Hospice Neighbours’ scheme ...

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  • Business presentation.

    Support for local businesses

    Last month, The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) claimed that closure of bank branches is hurting high streets throughout the country ...

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  • Saffron Building Society Customer Service Assistant Samantha McKinley prepares for the cycling challenge.

    Diabetes….on your bike!

    The Saffron Building Society relay team will be pedalling in branch on an exercise bike to see how many miles they can cycle during the day and would greatly appreciate any donations and support ...

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  • Saffron Building Society supports Birkett Long £50 challenge!

    Branch staff get on their bike for charity

    Staff from the Halstead branch of Saffron Building Society have joined in this year’s Birkett Long £50 Challenge...

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  • Saffron Building Society supports Saffron Walden Town FC

    Securing the future of Saffron Walden Town FC for the next 100 years

    Saffron Building Society added to donations from supporters to reach the £1200 needed to extend the lease on the club’s ground for a further 100 years...

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  • Saffron Building Society supports Support 4 Sight

    Saffron Building Society supports audio news service for local people with sight loss

    Saffron Walden Talking News (SWTN), a totally free service bringing the local news in an audio format to people with sight loss and those with a print impairment, is the latest charity ...

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  • Teaching Children to Save

    If you are interested in teaching your child to become a saver rather than a spender, then we have some hints and tips to help...

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  • Saffron Building Society supports Reach Community Projects

    Saffron supports Haverhill Foodbank

    Saffron Building Society is supporting Reach Community Projects, the Haverhill based charity helping local people in crisis by donating a £2000 contribution to the charity’s foodbank ...

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  • A financial adviser discusses various options with a couple.

    Is there an Independent Financial Adviser near me?

    A little guidance when making big decisions can often help. If you are looking to plan your pension, invest some money, or protect yourself and your family then sound planning and financial advice ...

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  • Games consoles donated to Addenbrooke’s children

    Saffron Building Society’s Haverhill branch raises money

    Staff and generous customers of Saffron Building Society have raised money to donate three Nintendo Switch games consoles, cases and games to children being treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital ...

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  • Newport Youth Project

    Saffron Building Society workshops help Colchester homeless

    Saffron Building Society has always supported local charities as part of its commitment to the local community through grants. They are pleased to announce that they will be working alongside ...

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  • Saffron wins multiple savings awards.

    Saffron wins multiple savings awards

    Saffron Building Society has won a quartet of ‘savings awards’ at three national financial services awards. ...

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  • Newport Youth Project

    Saffron Building Society supports Newport Youth Project

    Saffron Building Society has made a donation from its community fund to the Newport Youth Club. The club was set up in 2006 and has continued to grow over the years ...

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  • Saturday Play Club

    Saffron Building Society supports Saturday Play Club

    As local authorities continue to cut their funding for charities, Saffron Building Society is offering a vital lifeline to local organisations that want to keep serving ...

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  • What is the difference between savings and investments?

    Savings and investments are terms regularly used when creating plans. They are two unique propositions; so it’s important to understand the differences between ...

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  • Saffron Building Society Support For The Over Sixties

    Saffron Building Society has made another donation from its community fund to the Halstead Day Centre, which provides invaluable support for people over 60 years of age ...

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  • Saffron Building Society supports The Colchester Night Shelter

    Saffron Building Society has always supported local charities as part of its commitment to the local community through grants. They are pleased to announce that they ...

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  • A look at our Savings Review

    Everyone has a different reason to save, whether it’s buying a car, improving your home or getting married. You might just need a place to ...

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  • Saffron Highly Commended for Best Children’s Account Provider

    Saffron Building Society has been Highly Commended for the ‘Best Children's Account Provider' category in the Savings Champion Awards 2017 ...

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