Corporate Governance

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.

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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.


A building Society is a mutual organisation. This means that eligible customers, both savings and mortgage customers are known as members. Members all have certain rights to vote and receive set information as well as attend and speak at meetings.

Here you can find links to the key regulatory bodies which govern financial services should you need to contact them.

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

Here you will find some key documenation relating to how the building society is run, if you have any questions or queries please get in touch.