Putting members first

We are a mutual at heart, putting our members first and have been since 1856.

We have nine branches spread across the North East, County Durham, and North Yorkshire. The branches are supported by our on-line banking service, Darlingtonline.

We offer a range of savings accounts and mortgages, to help our members save for the future and realise the dream of owning their own home.

Being mutual, means our profits are turned into lower mortgage rates, higher savings rates, and support for local charities.

Our Vision, Mission and Values


Our vision is to be a thriving, independent, regional building society that creates a feeling of pride amongst its staff, members and community


Improving the lives of our members and communities through supporting home ownership and encouraging saving.


Our mission is to develop our staff, technology, customers, brand and place ourselves at the heart of the communities we serve.  We will share our funds, people, resources, physical spaces and skills for mutual benefit.

With our local market knowledge and presence we aim to create a distinctive offering that our national competitors will struggle to replicate.