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Leeds Intermediary Team expands again

Leeds Building Society is strengthening its intermediary team to meet the growing demand for its mortgages from brokers and their clients.

The team has been restructured and Louisa Sedgwick, formerly Head of Corporate Accounts, will be leading the team with the new role of Head of Intermediary Distribution.

To support Louisa, two new roles have been created. These new National Business Development Managers for the North and the South will have some corporate account management responsibility and each will lead a team of six Regional Development Managers.

In her new role, Louisa will continue to report to Martin Richardson, Leeds Building Society’s General Manager – Business Development.

“We have worked hard to establish solid foundations within our intermediary management team and Louisa’s appointment further supports our desire to work closely with our intermediary partners,” said Martin.

“We have enjoyed an excellent start to the year and have the appetite to further increase our lending through intermediaries and improve our service and proposition by continuing to listen, react and innovate.”

Improvements to Leeds Building Society’s intermediary proposition over the past 12 months include:

  • Increase in procuration fees.
  • Withdrawal of the booking fee.
  • Re-launch of the intermediaries’ website.
  • Increase in underwriting capacity.

Louisa said: “I am very excited by the opportunities the restructure will bring as we have invested heavily in our team as lending by the Society through brokers has risen.

“The Society has made some impressive changes to develop its intermediary proposition over the past few years, both pre- and post-MMR, and we will continue to support the growing needs of our brokers and their customers.”