The Society

Chorley and District Building Society is the oldest building Society in Lancashire. It became established on the 7th March 1859 and was originally called The Chorley Permanent Benefit Building Society. It was created to help mill workers buy their homes. In those early days the Society only met once a month, when the subscriptions were collected. The Society became incorporated under the Building Society's Act on the 6th August 1874. The original name was then changed to The Chorley (£60 Shares) Permanent Benefit Building Society on the 17th February 1897.

The name officially became The Chorley and District Building Society on the 6th February 1933. The mills may have long gone but Chorley Building Society is still going strong and growing stronger. The society now has over 37,000 customers and assets in excess of £177 million. It currently operates from three branches including the Head Office which offers full branch facilities including a 'drive-through' service and employs 50 members of staff.

Whilst the world may have changed beyond recognition since 1859 the core values of the Society have remained constant. We attribute our success to delivering simple, traditional high quality service combined with attractive products providing long term value to our members and a highly flexible, innovative approach.

We are proud to be a mutual Building Society, this means that everything we do is for the benefit of our members and our mission statement is "to be the best independent regional Building Society in the United Kingdom."

Above all Chorley and District Building Society remains connected to the local community and is engaged in numerous fund raising activities and provides support for various local charities and deserving causes.

Our Values

The following values are core to our business and at the heart of everything we do:

  • - Customer Service
  • - Investment
  • - Security and Stability
  • - Trust

Contact Us

You can contact Chorley Building Society by calling us on:

01257 235000

Or by visting us at any of our branches

You can also email us at: chorley@chorleybs.co.uk