SavingsHow to take control of your finances for the new year
Brits up and down the country are tightening their collective belts following the customary festive period spending splurge – so what better time to make a new year’s resolution to manage your money better?
SavingsThe cost of your Christmas dinner
Christmas dinner is the centrepiece of the big day – a time where the family tucks into a delicious festive feast around the dining table. But according to the latest research, this year Brits face one of the most expensive Christmas dinners for more than a decade.
MortgagesHow much does it cost to buy your first home?
Getting a mortgage deposit together is probably the first thing you’ll think about when deciding to buy your first home - and while it’s certainly the biggest expense by far, there are also a number of other costs you may not have considered.
CommunityDon't get caught out by this year's Christmas postal dates
Each Christmas millions of Brits flock to the Post Office to send Christmas cards, letters and gifts to friends and family not just across the country, but right across the world. But when is the deadline to make sure your goodies get to that special someone in time?
CommunityCountdown to Christmas with 25 acts of random kindness
As we begin to embrace all things festive, our friends over at Families Suffolk magazine came up with the delightful idea of creating an advent calendar… with a difference.
CorporateCelebrating 170 years in your community
On 1 December 1849, the Ipswich and Suffolk Freehold Land Society was founded with the aim to give a voice to the ordinary working man. Now, 170 years later, we’re still going strong and rolling up our sleeves to play our part in the community.
SavingsBlack Friday - all it's cracked up to be?
Black Friday - the day where half of us flock to the shops or head online seeking bargains, while the other half shut themselves indoors with the Wi-Fi unplugged. But what is Black Friday and can you trust the dazzling array of deals on offer?
MortgagesExpat foreign currency mortgages: your questions answered
Expat mortgages can be confusing, especially if you’re paid in a foreign currency and have a deposit for a UK property held in a non-UK bank account. Get the answers to all of your expat questions in our dedicated FAQs section.
MortgagesTop slicing for buy to let - five important questions answered
Top slicing is a term associated with buy to let mortgages. It’s not for everyone though, so here we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about this topic for would-be landlords.
CommunityIpswich Building Society teams up with the East of England Co-op
We’ve teamed up with a fellow Suffolk-based mutual, the East of England Co-op, to offer our members a range of exclusive offers and discounts as we embark on a new partnership.