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1969 WAS A GREAT YEAR FOR THE CHOPPER, BUT NOT SO GREAT FOR SINGLE WOMEN WANTING MORTGAGES



Oct 06, 2021

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This iconic bike reshaped the way we thought about the bicycle back in 1969, a bit like Teachers Building Society trying to change the way mortgages were predominantly for men.

Formed in 1966 Teachers Building Society was set up to solve this problem. The Society firmly believed that any young teacher who wanted to buy a home should achieve that dream, regardless of gender. Equality of lending became a founding principle, documented in its early policy papers and firmly put the Society ahead of its time. It wasn’t until 1975 that women were free to buy property independently without needing a male guarantor.

Today we’re still committed to finding ways for all teachers to buy a home of their own. Call us today to find out how we could help you take your first steps towards buying your own home.

Want to learn more about our unique history? Click here to check out our interactive timeline.

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