Why choose Skipton?

Whether it’s our award-winning customer experience or our no pressure promise, there are lots of reasons to choose Skipton. But there are three that we think are especially important. And our customers tell us they’re important to them, too. Scroll down to read more about our heritage, community and our mutual roots, and watch as our members explain why Skipton is their good place.

Our Story started in 1853

Great characters drive great stories and customers have taken the lead in ours since 1853. And after helping generations for over 166 years, we’re well placed to help even more in the future. Times change but our commitment stays the same. We’re providing a good place for people’s savings and helping them own homes.

Together we're stronger

Over one million customers trust us as a good place for their savings and mortgages. But as we continue to grow, we’re still helping individual people towards their dreams of owning their own homes and building better futures. Our customers are part of something bigger but we still treat them as the one in a million.

Our focus is on you

Our mutual roots keep us grounded. They’re what make us different to banks. We don’t answer to shareholders. Instead, we’re shaped by our members who vote for directors and hold the Board to account. When you’re part of a mutual, your opinion matters. It’s called mutuality and it underpins everything we do.

We create great partnerships

Together with Mental Health UK, our mission is to give more people access to good places to discuss mental health. We are aiming to raise money so that they can build community networks to support people affected by mental health problems. Find out more about out work.

Explore our charity partnership

We're award winning

We're proud to be an award-winning provider of savings and mortgages. The fact we’ve won many of them because of the fantastic things customers say, makes them even more special.

Moneyfacts Consumer Awards 2020 - High Street Savings Provider of the year
Moneyfacts Consumer Awards 2020 - First-Time Mortgage Buyers' Choice
What Mortgage Awards 2019 Winner - Best National Building Society

Our customers have good stories to tell too

We aim to treat all our customers like they’re one in a million. But don’t take our word for it. See what they have to say.

First time buyers

Our Cash Lifetime ISA helped Tom and Hannah start an exciting new chapter of their story.

Generations of savers

Mrs Wild has been a customer since her late father introduced her to Skipton Building Society. She explains why she still values our service today.

We'll give you options, answers and the time you need.

We won’t pressure you into taking our products or services, or recommend anything that we don’t think is right for you. That’s a promise to you from everyone who works at Skipton.

Our No Pressure Promise
No Pressure Promise

Our Products



Choose from our range of accounts to suit the things you’re saving for.



We’ve been helping people secure their own homes since 1853 and we’re here to help you.

Financial Advice

Financial Advice

Thinking about investing, pensions or inheritance tax? We offer financial advice too.

Financial Advice


Protect your home and contents with a choice of cover or check our landlord’s insurance.

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