How have building societies fared since the onset of credit crunch? Mutually-owned lenders have been championed as more reliable and consumer-friendly than the troubled banking sector. But have they not also faced extra pressures, including excessive regulatory intervention and the requirement to shoulder an unfair burden in financial compensation obligations?

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Article by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
Data partially sourced from the CML/BankSearch Regulated Mortgage Survey.