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REVIEW OF THE YEAR



Profit before tax £3.2m 

(increased by £0.4m)





Employee 

volunteering 

up by 25% to 

Savings balances 
323 hours
£549m (up by £25m)







Hello and welcome!





It’s been a productive and successful year here at the Society. In this review, 

you can read all about how we support our members, local community 

and our staff, our take on the UK economy and our IT project. We’ll also 

share our results, discuss our future plans and introduce our Directors.

We hope you enjoy it.


Looking after our members


This year we launched a programme of activities and events exclusively for 

members. The subjects of the events were chiefly cultural, including theatre (from 

Eastern Angles), music (Peter Grimes, performed on the beach at Aldeburgh), 

and local history and topography in Sudbury (the Talbot Trail), Ipswich (visiting 

sites prominent in our history) and on the coast at Aldeburgh lifeboat station. By 

organising these events and promoting them we aim to support charities and 
other worthwhile organisations in our community.


Member event 
Based on the popularity of last year’s programme, we’re planning a bigger at Aldeburgh 

calendar of activities for the year to come. Most events are free (or discounted), Lifeboat Station
and offer you an opportunity to try new activities, learn something new, or simply 

get to know other members. Visit www.ibs.co.uk, ask in branch or sign up to 

receive our monthly email newsletters, for details of upcoming member events.





Improving financial education


Our employees held 27 Money Days totalling 372 hours of financial education 

sessions for primary school children. We have extended this programme by 

building a smart phone App., My Puppy: Maths & Money, available on Android 

and Apple devices. It’s free to download and never asks for any payment. You 
can find out more at: www.ibs.co.uk. We also introduced a pilot programme of 

financial guidance to prisoners at HMP Highpoint, Suffolk.
Free app available




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