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Leeds supports ‘Help to Buy’ Equity Loan scheme

Leeds Building Society, which this week announced record half year results, has launched its first set of products under the Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme.

Leeds is offering a 2.99% 2 Year Fixed Rate deal, and a fees assisted option at 3.29%. Both are available up to 75% LTV, have no higher lending charge and allow 10% capital repayments each year. Furthermore, there is a free standard valuation up to £335 for the fees assisted deal.

The criteria for the Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme sees buyers offered an equity loan for 25 years of between 10% to 20% of the property value, with a minimum deposit from the customer of 5%. The maximum loan provided by the lender is 75%, and new build properties can be purchased from a participating housebuilder up to a value of £600,000 via a maximum loan of £450,000.

Kim Rebecchi, Leeds Building Society Sales and Marketing Director said, “We already offer “A helping hand” onto the housing ladder by working in partnership with a number of Local Authorities to provide much needed 95% mortgages to those people who can afford the mortgage repayments, but are currently unable to provide a large deposit. This is possible through a combination of the Local Authority placing funds into a ring fenced interest bearing account with the Society as security and Leeds Building Society providing a very competitive mortgage that requires only a 5% deposit.

“In the first half of this year new loans at the Society rose to £921 million and over 30% of our lending, £280 million of completions, has helped almost 3,000 customers onto the housing ladder. We are now very pleased to announce the launch of our first products under the Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme and are confident they will help even more people, both first time buyers and re-mortgagers, to buy their own home.”

To discuss a new case with one of our mortgage development team, mortgage introducers should go to www.leedsintroducer.co.uk to find details of their nearest Business Developer contact.

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Notes to Editors

Introduced Only Help to Buy 2 Year Fixed Rate up to and including 31 October 2015:

  • Help to Buy 2 Year Fixed Rate up to and including 31 October 2015 at 2.99%, available up to 75% LTV.
  • No Higher Lending Charge.
  • £199 Booking Fee.
  • £800 Completion Fee.
  • Tapered early repayment charges of 3/2% of the amount redeemed.
  • 10% capital repayments are allowed each year.
  • Maximum loan £450k.
  • Interest Calculated Daily.

Introduced Only Help to Buy Fees Assisted 2 Year Fixed Rate up to and including 31 October 2015:

  • Help to Buy Fees Assisted 2 Year Fixed Rate up to and including 31 October 2015 at 3.29%, available up to 75% LTV.
  • No Higher Lending Charge.
  • £199 Booking Fee.
  • No Completion Fee.
  • Free standard valuation up to £335.
  • Tapered early repayment charges of 3/2% of the amount redeemed.
  • 10% capital repayments are allowed each year.
  • Maximum loan £450k.
  • Interest Calculated Daily

Leeds Building Society has assets of £10.8bn (as at 30 June 2013) and 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland. The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.