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Family Building Society Reviews

Ratings based on 220 reviews Last review 3 days ago
4.45 / 5Great overall rating

Family Building Society is a financial organisation specifically designed to help families who can work together to use their money and their assets more successfully. Smart Money People is the place for the Family Building Society reviews. Read and...

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Family Building Society is a financial organisation specifically designed to help families who can work together to use their money and their assets more successfully. Smart Money People is the place for the Family Building Society reviews. Read and write reviews to help increase trust and transparency in Financial Services.

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28th May 2020

Frustrating service

It would be great if someone picked up the phone during the hours that the Building Society are meant to be open! I just want to change my address and phone number and I cannot do this online. Other companies are managing something of a service...

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It would be great if someone picked up the phone during the hours that the Building Society are meant to be open! I just want to change my address and phone number and I cannot do this online. Other companies are managing something of a service during this covid crisis time.

Reply from Family Building Society
Hi Grace, Thank you for your message and I’m sorry that you have had trouble contacting us. As a result of these unprecedented times, we have made some temporary changes to our opening hours. From Tuesday 26 May our Head Office will be open from 9.00am to 2.00pm from Monday to Friday and we will be closed on Saturdays. Our phone lines are particularly busy at the moment, so we may take longer than normal to answer calls. However, there is an option for you to leave a call-back request, which will retain your place in the queue so that you don’t have to wait on the line. Alternatively, you can email us at savings.service@familybsoc.co.uk with a contact number for us to call you, or you can send us a secure message if you are registered for our Online Service. A Change of Address form is also available to download from our website – familybuildingsociety.co.uk. Just go to the FAQ tab at the top of the home page. Thank you for your feedback which has been passed on to our senior management. Kind regards, Vicky
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11th May 2020

Very friendly Family members

I have been saving with Family Building Society for a few years and each time I have a need to contact them the responses are friendly, informative and...

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I have been saving with Family Building Society for a few years and each time I have a need to contact them the responses are friendly, informative and swift.
When I recently reinvested my maturing ISA and asked for confirmation of the opening of the new account I received a phone call where I was treated as an individual, with a chat about the callers friend with a similar address to mine. This was just the sort of informality I wanted rather than to be seen as just another customer. I live alone and during the Covid 19 lockdown it was lovely to get a friendly voice on the phone.
Well done Family.

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30th April 2020

ISA Application

Great to have loyalty products for existing customers with very competitive rates. Accounts are available to open in branch and via post not just online, a real bonus today! Really appreciated being able to ring and speak to a well informed member of...

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Great to have loyalty products for existing customers with very competitive rates. Accounts are available to open in branch and via post not just online, a real bonus today! Really appreciated being able to ring and speak to a well informed member of staff who was keen to help.
Thank you very much

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28th April 2020

Family and friendly

Over the years have had savings and mortgages with many building societies, and most are impersonal and generally unhelpful. Family is so different, the recent Annul Savings Summary with its personalised front cover made me smile, and that is a first....

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Over the years have had savings and mortgages with many building societies, and most are impersonal and generally unhelpful. Family is so different, the recent Annul Savings Summary with its personalised front cover made me smile, and that is a first. Thank you Family.

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27th April 2020

You are Ok and had competitive products for savers

I have received the new style annual savings summary. Looks nice BUT I have to send the interest certificate to my accountant but you should append your name and head office and address on the top right of the certificate page so HMRC see your details.

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I have received the new style annual savings summary. Looks nice BUT I have to send the interest certificate to my accountant but you should append your name and head office and address on the top right of the certificate page so HMRC see your details.

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25th April 2020

Good rate and easy online account opening

I chose this account because it had the best rate available for an easy-access online-managed ISA at the time. Opening the account was straightforward and the only reason I haven't given a top rating is that I had to print and post a paper form to...

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I chose this account because it had the best rate available for an easy-access online-managed ISA at the time. Opening the account was straightforward and the only reason I haven't given a top rating is that I had to print and post a paper form to request a transfer from my old ISA provider. That really shouldn't be necessary in 2020.

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25th April 2020

Like the New Annual Savings Summary

Just received the new Annual Savings Summary pamphlet. Big thumbs up. Straightforward design, nice touch with the surname added on front and in logo in handwriting form. Overall, really good. I've not ever received such a personalised pamphlet from...

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Just received the new Annual Savings Summary pamphlet. Big thumbs up. Straightforward design, nice touch with the surname added on front and in logo in handwriting form. Overall, really good. I've not ever received such a personalised pamphlet from any other bank or building society that I have moneyed with.

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24th April 2020

Customer service.

Although I do not live near the Branch of The Family Building Society I always use the Internet,for any queries or opening new accounts.I know that I can always rely on a prompt courteous reply and opening new accounts with them is a simple...

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Although I do not live near the Branch of The Family Building Society I always use the Internet,for any queries or opening new accounts.I know that I can always rely on a prompt courteous reply and opening new accounts with them is a simple procedure.