Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Financial Services
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  • Contact
    • Cumberland Buidling Society, Cumberland House, Cooper Way , Carlisle , Cumbria, CA3 OJF

About Cumberland Building Society

Cumberland Building Society provides all types of financial services to individuals and businesses, including residential and commercial mortgages, personal and business current accounts, investments and savings, vehicle finance and insurance.

On 16th April 1850, more than 1,000 people came together to form the Cumberland Co-operative Land and Benefit Building Society in Carlisle. Their main objective was to provide a means whereby the ‘industrious classes’ could acquire property - this is something that continues today.

Over the last century, the building society has opened up in branches in Cumbria, South West Scotland, West Northumberland and North Lancashire, striving to be the natural choice for financial services, while continuing to be an independent mutual building society. Their long-term strategy is to put their members first by developing direct relationships with them.

Chief Executive Des Moore joined Cumberland Building Society in April 2018 with over 30 years’ experience in retail and commercial banking.

What is it like to work for Cumberland Building Society

They have recently launched new values, which includes holding the senior management team accountable for how they embody these values. These principles will be woven into policies and practices, and will be measured at the recruitment and appraisal stages.
The building society introduced mental health first aiders and initiatives to support employees. They are very committed to raising awareness and although it is early days, they have made huge strides.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Each year, the building society donates over £100,000 to a variety of causes, including local charities, neighbourhood groups, schools and voluntary organisations. In addition, they provide an annual donation to the Cumberland Building Society Charitable Foundation.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:


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  • Male : Female:

    30% / 70%

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