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building society

Translation of building society in Spanish:


  • (in UK)
    sociedad (feminine) de ahorro y préstamo para la vivienda
    Example sentences
    • Child Trust Fund accounts are available from banks, building societies and other financial organisations.
    • High-rise flats or tower blocks are considered by many banks and building societies unsuitable for mortgage lending.
    • Later, other lenders jumped on board the lucrative credit bandwagon, including building societies and smaller banks.

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    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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