Harpenden Building Society
The Harpenden Building Society is proud to sponsor the Pupil of the Year category
Established in Harpenden in 1953, Harpenden Building Society is the only Hertfordshire based building society, and has assets over £300m. The Society is independent, with a range of award-winning savings products coupled with a specialist portfolio of mortgage products that only a sophisticated lender could provide.
The Society is absolutely delighted to be a sponsor of the Herts Advertiser School Awards, particularly as sponsor of the prestigious Pupil of the Year award.
As a building society with a local reputation and national recognition, we have always taken pride in our commitment to the surrounding communities. Our support, like our branches, extends across the three counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The Society has always supported local charities and voluntary organisations and strives to continue to develop that support, whether that be by sponsoring events or charitable functions, offering branch community display windows or utilising local business and suppliers.
Harpenden Building Society strongly believes that financial education should start early and runs five school banks, around the locations of its branch network. The children range in age from 4 to 11 and the aim is for pupils to bring in penny amounts on a weekly or less regular basis and watch their balances grow. This is a very effective way for parents to help young children develop the habit of saving in advance for an item, rather than always relying on credit.