|Building Society, Trading Division (Mutual)|
|Industry||Banking and Financial Services|
|Headquarters||Duffield, England, UK|
|Products||Savings, Mortgages, Investments,|
Loans, Credit Cards, Insurance
|£8.7 million GBP (December 2007), 47.0% on 2006|
|Total assets||£7.1 billion GBP (December 2007), 17.8% on 2006|
|Parent||Nationwide Building Society|
Derbyshire Building Society (previously trading as The Derbyshire) was a UK building society based in Duffield, Derbyshire in the East Midlands of England. It was the 9th largest building society in the United Kingdom based on total assets of £7.1 billion at 31 December 2007, until it was acquired by Nationwide Building Society (Nationwide) on 1 December 2008. It operated as a trading division of the society, with 50 branches, until it was fully integrated into its parent in November 2014.
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In January 1847, The Derby Building and Investment Society was formed, with an initial £120 shares offered; this was a terminating society which, having achieved its purpose a year ahead of schedule, was wound up in May, 1859.
One of the Directors, Samuel Whitaker decided to invite a group of business friends to a meeting on 12 August 1859 to discuss the preliminary arrangements for the formation of a permanent society. An immediate decision was taken and on 1 September 1859, the rules of The Derbyshire Permanent Building, Investment and Land Society were registered.
Samuel Whitaker became the first secretary of the society which was based at the offices of S Whitaker & Sons at 14 Iron Gate, Derby from 1859. In early 1870, the society moved to 4 Victoria Street, Derby, where it remained for many years.
In 1966, the society merged with the Ashbourne Permanent Benefit Building Society and the Somercotes Building Society. The Somercotes society may have been based in the Derbyshire village of Somercotes (Alfreton, Amber Valley) where the society has a branch in Leabrooks Road. It also absorbed the Ilkeston Permanent Building Society in 2001.
In 2007 the society was rebranded with a new logo containing the Peak District Millstone, and a change of the trading name from “The Derbyshire” to the legal name of “Derbyshire Building Society.” The new identity incorporated new signage for all branches and replacement passbooks and cashcards for members.
The merger was borne out of increasing fears about the financial security of both the Derbyshire and the Cheshire societies with the former expected to post half-yearly losses of £17 million and the latter posting losses of £10.5 million. As a result of these projected losses no windfall payments were made to the savers of the smaller societies Unusually there was no vote amongst members as to this proposition, after a special resolution under the Building Societies Act enabling a faster merger.
The deal was concluded on 1 December 2008 following agreement by the Financial Services Authority and the Office of Fair Trading. Upon completion of the merger, the society's logo was again changed, this time removing the Peak District millstone image.
In May 2013, it was announced that the Derbyshire, Cheshire and Dunfermline brands would be phased out over two years, and branches either rebranded under the Nationwide brand or closed.
- "Derbyshire Building Society, number 165B". FSA Mutuals Register. Retrieved 4 August 2008.[permanent dead link]
- Registered Office and Nationwide HQ: Swindon, United Kingdom
Operational: Duffield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
- Building Societies Association - Asset List (PDF File) Archived 27 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- "About Us". Derbyshire Building Society. Archived from the original on 19 September 2007. Retrieved 4 August 2008.
- The Derby Mercury 13 January 1847
- The Derby Mercury 1 June 1859 reported the closing meeting for the society
- Extract from Derbyshire Building Society brochure setting out the formation of the society (page 3)
- Advertisement in The Derby Mercury dated 23 March 1870 shows 4 Victoria Street address
- Wright's 1874, Kelly's 1881 and 1891 trade directories
- "Derbyshire Building Society, Somercotes". 192.com classified telephone directory. Retrieved 4 August 2008.[permanent dead link]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 September 2008. Retrieved 14 December 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "45 building society branches may shut in Nationwide rebrand". This is Money. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.