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May 2014

Leeds gains a hat-trick of prestigious honours for its innovation

Innovator of the Year Award presentation

Leeds Building Society has been crowned 'Innovator of the Year' at the Moneywise Magazine Mortgage Awards 2014 for its Welcome Mortgage, which allows borrowers to pay 0% interest for the first few months of their term so they can free up cash to help them settle into their new home.

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Leeds Building Society Supports Heart Research UK's Treasure Chest Appeal

Leeds Half Marathon team following the event

A team of forty staff from Leeds Building Society took part in this month's Leeds Half Marathon, raising over £2,000 between local charities in the process.

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Wetherby and Boston Spa branches raise over £800 for St Michael's Hospice

Leeds Half Marathon team following the event

Leeds Building Society's Wetherby branch decided that a sponsored dog walk ("woofs & wellies") being run by St. Michael's Hospice would be an ideal opportunity to give something back to the community.

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Leeds Building Society Supports Heart Research UK's Treasure Chest Appeal

Photo of Verity Rushworth with Kim Rebecchi

Emmerdale star Verity Rushworth has been helping staff at Leeds Building Society's Head Office and branches clear their drawers of their old unwanted and broken jewellery to turn into cash for Yorkshire-based national charity Heart Research UK.

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New best buy five year cash ISA launched by Leeds Building Society

Savers able to lock away their money for the longer term are being offered a new five year fixed rate Cash ISA from Leeds Building Society with a best buy rate of 2.85% tax-free† pa/AER* (fixed).

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Leeds Building Society's support for cancer patients

Leeds Building Society is promoting pin badges at all its 65 branches across the UK during May and June to raise valuable funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Pop into a branch and for a £1 donation you will be helping the 910 people who will hear the devastating news today that they have cancer.

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Leeds enters two teams in Roundhay Park Dragon Boat Race

Leeds Building Society is entering two teams for the fifth year running in the Dragon Boat Race at Roundhay Park this Sunday, 18th May. The two teams are taking part at the weekend in order to raise funds for Wetherby based Martin House Children's Hospice. The Society has one team based at Head Office, at 105 Albion Street, and also a team from its branch network. There is keen competition expected between the two crews.

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More ISA savers choosing fixed rates

Savers seeking tax-free returns have switched their Cash ISA preferences while the Bank Base Rate has remained at its historic low, Leeds Building Society has discovered.

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