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  • Community

    Event report: Ipswich Town Hall

    We kicked off our Autumn events schedule with the first event of the season – a guided tour of Ipswich Town Hall.

  • Corporate

    Women in finance - from 1849 to present

    We've signed up to the Women in Finance Charter, committing us to improving gender balance across the UK Finance sector. Fairness and equality are at the core of our business model as they have been since we were founded as the Ipswich & Suffolk Freehold Land Society (FLS) in 1849.

  • Mortgages

    What is an early repayment charge?

    When you take out a mortgage, it will usually come with some conditions on how you can repay it. In addition to your monthly payments you may be allowed to make overpayments or redeem the loan early. Read on for more details about paying off your mortgage early.

  • Community

    Event report: Bury guided walk

    On a sunny Friday late in September myself and my colleague Louise hosted our very first member event – a guided walking tour around the historic town of Bury St. Edmunds. I had never attended or hosted a member event before so I was not too sure what to expect – and I wasn’t disappointed!

  • Branch

    Support for Ipswich Housing Action Group

    Last month we were pleased to continue our support for Ipswich Housing Action Group (IHAG) with a cheque for £1,830.55, donated through our Mutual Advantage charity support account.

  • Mortgages

    Mortgages for beginners

    If you’re looking to buy and own your own home then in most cases you will need to take out a mortgage. Read on to find out what a mortgage is and what it means for you.

  • Community

    Tickets please!

    Last week we set off in the sunshine to host our latest member event – a trip to the East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville, Lowestoft.

  • Community

    Keeping our beaches clean

    The UK Marine Conservation Society has been celebrating 25 years since the start of the Great British Beach Clean. So it seemed fitting that myself, Holly and Nellie from our branches volunteered to help with the beach clean that was taking place at Southwold with other local businesses - and an army of volunteers!

  • Branch

    Heritage Open Weekend at Mutual House

    Having been able to open up Mutual House as a building site during last year’s Heritage Open Weekend, we were thrilled to be able to do things on a grander scale and show off Mutual House to its full potential.

  • Community

    Have you 'herd' the news?

    Yesterday we received a special visitor at our Ipswich head office who popped in to say hello - it could only have been Elmer the Elephant, the principal sculpture and mascot for 2019’s Elmers Big Parade Suffolk. Read more to find out how we're getting involved in Ipswich's most colourful art trail yet!

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.