30. Progressive Building Society
- Chief executive: Darina Armstrong
- Pre-tax profit: £11.8m
- Employment: 175
- Pay bill: £6.4m
Progressive Building Society is Northern Ireland’s largest locally-owned financial institution and its only locally-owned mortgage and savings provider.
Pre-tax profits were down 16% to £11.8m though mortgage lending rose by 11% to £205m. Employing 175 people across 12 branches, Progressive has a strong presence across Northern Ireland and describes itself as “an integral part of the economy enabling local savings and members to fund home ownership for local people”.