• T. J. Gough


As we have seen, one of the most distinguishing features of building societies is their reliance on the personal sector— as distinct from involvement with companies, financial intermediaries, etc. Indeed, the recent Stow Report1 recommended an expansion of contacts with this traditional source of funds.


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