Universal Building Society


Universal Building Society was a UK building society with headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne that operated between 1863 and 2006 . It was merged with the Newcastle Building Society in 2006.

History and mergerEdit

The building society was established in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1863.

In 2006, it merged with the Newcastle Building Society.[1] At the time of the merger, the Universal was the 29th largest building society in the UK with assets of £600m.[2] It had nine branches and employed approximately 130 staff.


  1. ^ "Mergers and Conversion". Building Societies Association. 1 July 2013. Archived from the original on 23 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  2. ^ Universal Building Society announces decision to merge with Newcastle Building Society Newcastle Building Society website (Retrieved 24 May 2006)

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