Thomson Financial News - 2007 was a bumper year for building society savings. The majority of the deposits came in the latter months of 2007, so a significant proportion is almost certainly funds withdrawn from Northern Rock bank. However, a substantial amount is also likely to be from households increasing the amount they save in preparation for a more uncertain year ahead. With competitive interest rates on offer and uncertain times in the equity markets, building societies continue to be an attractive home for people's savings.