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About Our Society

Our Society was formed almost 160 years ago in 1856, as the Darlington Working Men's Equitable Permanent Building Society, to benefit the local people of Darlington.  Lots of things have changed since those early days, including our name, but Darlington Building Society's dedication to providing benefits to its members has not changed. And never will. 

We are dedicated to remaining a mutual independent building society, run for our members.  Our strategy of corporate governance reflects this aim. The Society is run by a Board of Directors, whose principal functions are to determine the group's strategy and policies, to establish guidelines and to review business performance and its management.

Much of the day to day management of the Society is done by the Executive Committee, but the Board does operate five sub-committees to deal with specific issues.  These are;

  • The Assets and Liabilities Committee
  • The Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee
  • The Nominations Committee
  • The Remuneration Committee
  • The Board Risk Committee
  • You can find out more about these committees and corporate governance in general from our latest Annual Report & Accounts.

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