Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2016

304 Pages | numerous figures and tables

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198787808

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (06)

The Building Society Promise

Access, Risk, and Efficiency 1880-1939

Luke Samy

Oxford Historical Monographs

  • Explores the accessibility of the early building society movement to working-class households before WWII
  • Questions the commonly-held belief that building societies were champions of home ownership for the working classes
  • Contributes to ongoing debates about the optimal design of financial institutions in overcoming social exclusion in credit markets
  • Draws upon extensive archival records of several building societies for this period, taking a case study approach

Also of Interest