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Building Society Industry (RLE Banking & Finance)

1st Edition

By Mark J Boleat


220 pages

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In this book which has become the standard work on building societies, the author takes into account both economic and regulatory changes which took place in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The book is aimed primarily at students in the industry, and also those undertaking relevant undergraduate and postgraduate courses at university. In addition, this book will be invaluable to those working inside the building society industry and to those organizations which come into contact with societies.


‘…Much more than a textbook. Should be standard reading for anybody involved and interested in the building society industry.’ CBSI Journal

‘Mark Boléat has provided a comprehensive exposition in a single volume… lucidly and persuasively written, covering the whole range of topics in sufficient detail to be thorough but brief enough to retain the reader’s attention.’ British Book News

Table of Contents

List of Tables Preface to The First Edition Preface to The Second Edition Part 1: Description and Analysis 1. An Introduction to Building Societies 2. Building Societies and the Saving Market 3. Building societies and the Housing Market 4. The Financial Management of Building Societies 5. Rates of Interest and Levels of Activity Part 2: Policy 6. Building Societies and Housing Policy 7. The Determination and Control of House Prices 8. Building Societies and Housing Initiatives 9. Sources of Funds 10. Competition in the Retail Savings Market 11. Building Societies and Monetary Policy 12. Prudential Supervision 13. Building Societies and Taxation 14. Collective Arrangements and Interest Rates 15. The European Community and Housing Finance 16. New Legislation 17. Building Societies: The Future. Bibliography. Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Banking & Finance

Current interest in the history of money and banking remains strong and it is opportune to survey developments both in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. This set provides historical analysis which incorporates research from the early twentieth century onwards in a form that is both accessible to students of money & banking and economists, economic historians and bankers

This set re-issues 38 volumes originally published between 1900 and 2000. It charts the history of early banking, discusses banking in the UK, Europe,Japan and the USA, analyses banks as multinationals, the UK mortgage market, banking policy and structure and examines specific sectors such as gilts and gold.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Banks & Banking
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General