Saffron Building Society

Saffron Building Society
Building Society (Mutual)
Industry Banking and Financial Services
Founded 1875
Headquarters Saffron Walden, England, UK
Number of locations
Key people

Geoffrey Dunn,[1] Chairman

Colin Field,[2] Chief Executive Officer
Products Savings, Mortgages, Investments,
Loans, Insurance
£3.1 million GBP (December 2007), 84.6% on 2006
Total assets £784 million GBP (December 2007), 10.4% on 2006
Number of employees

The Saffron Building Society is a regional building society which has branches and agencies in the East of England. These span: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and London. It is a member of the Building Societies Association.


Saffron Building Society was established in 1849. It is a UK building society based in Saffron Walden, Essex.

It began life as the Saffron Walden Second Building Society and was founded by the Revd John Marten, who became the first Secretary. The first Chairman of the Saffron Building Society was a local builder called Joseph Durrant. Originally established as a 'terminating society' Saffron Walden Second Building Society became a permanent building society in 1857 and changed their name to The Saffron Walden Second Benefit Building and Investment Society on the Permanent Plan. In the same year the Society lent £1,730.

In 1873 Henry Hart a printer, was Chairman and directors' salaries now stood at £1.


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