Building Society Industry (RLE Banking & Finance)
By Mark Boleat
Published May 24th 2012 by Routledge – 222 pages
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
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.