Nottingham Building Society's Thetford branch

Sitting on the A11 between Norwich and London, Thetford became an overspill town for the capital city after World War Two – something which boosted its population substantially. It is home to the headquarters of the British Trust for Ornithology and was the birthplace of philosopher Thomas Paine, a statue of whom can be seen on King Street – holding a quill and his book Rights of Man, upside down.

Our Therford branch is based in a central location on King Street, close to cafes, a pharmacy and clothes shops. Whether it’s helping you open one of our many savings accounts or chatting about estate planning, our team of staff are ready to help. They can also assist with finding a mortgage through our mortgage broker service, provided by Nottingham Mortgage Services, or help you with home insurance.

Services available at our branch include:

  • Building society
  • Mortgage advisers
  • Insurance
  • Estate planning
  • Financial planning

Bite-sized fact: The external scenes for BBC TV series Dad’s Army were filmed in and around Thetford. The Dad’s Army Museum is located in the town and a Captain Mainwaring statue can be found sitting on a bench by the Little Ouse river.

Thetford is located near: Brandon, Bury St Edmunds, Dereham, Ely, Fakenham, King’s Lynn, Newmarket, Norwich, Swaffham and Watton.

Our services


Our mortgages are great. But depending on your circumstances there may not be one that’s just right for you. So when you come to Nottingham Mortgage Services for a mortgage, we’ll search over 60 lenders to find a deal that is.


ISAs, fixed rates and easy access accounts, or savings ideas to get your little ones started. We have a range of savings accounts to suit everyone. We're also one of only three building societies to offer a Lifetime ISA - our award winning account is a great savings account available to those between 18 - 39 years of age saving for their first home or retirement.


Through our partnership with RSA, we provide home insurance. Their Take Your Pick insurance frees you to build a policy that covers the things you love, while only paying for what you need.

Future planning

Families are everything so it’s important that they’re taken care of when you’re no longer around. We offer help with inheritance tax and life insurance provided by Wren Sterling as well as funeral plans provided by Dignity.

Financial advice

Having a sound financial plan in place is a great help in reaching your goals and aims! Wren Sterling can help you through any financial puzzles, providing financial advice to help you achieve what you want with your money. Wren’s advisers can discuss your whole financial picture - investments, protection, retirement planning and more.

Contact Information

  • 16 King Street
  • Thetford
  • Norfolk
  • IP24 2AP
  • GB

Tel 01842 422 322


Thetford branch in the news

Match scores £475 for Norfolk charity

Our Thetford, Dereham and Fakenham teams tackled a fundraising football match and fun day – and raised £475 for a local charity. 

Two Rockland United sides went head-to-head in the match - which ended 3-3 and had to be settled by penalties - organised by the branches and enjoyed by a sizeable crowd.

But the best result was the funds raised for Premier Foundation, a not-for-profit charity that helps disengaged young people get on track and have improved future prospects.

The money was made via fun activities and attractions such as a face painter, ice cream van, bouncy castles, cake stall, raffle and tombola.
Premier Foundation CEO Amelia Epton said: “We are indebted to The Nottingham for their hard work and passion to help us by organising what was a fantastic day.”


John's right at home with £100 prize

Happy building society member John Bowman received a £100 boost after he visited our Thetford branch to talk about home insurance.

After being introduced to RSA and putting a Take Your Pick policy in place that suited his needs, John was entered into a draw to win one of over 60 £100 prizes we gave away via each of our branches.

Delighted John’s name came out of the hat in Thetford and he plans to use the money to take his wife for afternoon tea.


Megan's financial education lesson at former school

Customer services consultant Megan Colley returned to her former school to chat to students about sensible finances and saving for the future.

Megan went to Wayland Academy for an interactive session on why to save, where people can save, managing household bills, interest rates and mortgages with the Year 10 Business Studies class.

A graduate in 2013, Megan said: “Advice and financial education has been at the heart of our society since we were founded 170 years ago and I wanted to give something back and increase students’ awareness of how to save money and prepare for the ‘real world’. I came away really inspired by the enthusiasm they showed.”

A week earlier Megan and Dereham branch manager Charley McIlwhan also popped in to Ashill VC Primary School to deliver a lesson in looking after money to Year 3 and 4 pupils.


Hats the way to help the community!

An appeal to the people of Norfolk to donate hats for a local homelessness charity resulted in boxes full of warm clothing.

Kind-hearted locals visited our Thetford, Dereham and Fakenham branches to drop off knitted items, or donated wool for others to knit hats with.

The haul of hats was presented to St Martins Housing Trust for them to distribute to those who need them. The charity helps homeless people in Norwich and Norfolk build a better life by offering housing, support and care to the most vulnerable.


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