FLS supports record lending at Leeds Building Society
The Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) numbers released today show that Leeds Building Society has delivered positive net lending of £197m in Q1 2013. Furthermore, the UK’s 5th largest building society’s gross lending in Q1 was the highest in its history.
Kim Rebecchi, Sales & Marketing Director said, “During 2012 and the first quarter this year, we have completed mortgages totalling over £2bn, well above our natural market share.
“Completions in Q1 this year are 35% higher than the same period in 2012, at over £425m, which is a record for the Society. We have lent £138m of this, over 32%, to 1,450 first-time-buyers and this is an increase in value of over 66% compared to Q1 in 2012.
“Whilst retail savings remain at the core of our funding requirements, and will continue to do so, FLS has supported our organic growth aspirations.”
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Pictured right Kim Rebecchi.
Leeds Building Society has assets of £10.3bn (as at 31 December 2012) and 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland. The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.