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Leeds receives prestigious shared ownership mortgage award

Leeds Building Society was named Best Shared Ownership Mortgage Lender at the 2016 What Mortgage Awards.

Jaedon Green, Director of Product & Distribution at Leeds Building Society, said: “Our aim is to help people save and have the home they want. But we go the extra mile to support areas of the market that other lenders choose to neglect - nowhere is that more important than affordable housing.

“To be recognised by What Mortgage as the UK’s best shared ownership mortgage provider is testament to the success of our segmental lending strategy and the colleagues who bring it to life – making a real difference where it’s needed most.”

The Society was also highly commended in the ‘Best National Building Society’ and ‘Best Fixed Rate Mortgage Lender’ categories at the awards ceremony.

This year’s event saw the What Mortgage Awards celebrate its 23rd year of recognising and rewarding the best businesses in the UK’s mortgage and personal finance markets, as voted for by consumers.

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What Mortgage Award

What Mortgage Award

Leeds Building Society received the ‘Innovation Award (Lenders)’ at the Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards 2016, the third consecutive year the Society has won this category, as well as the award for ‘Product Innovation (Lenders)’.

The Society also has been named ‘Best Regular Savings Account Provider’ for the second consecutive year by independent consumer advice website Savings Champion.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £13.5bn (at 31st December 2015). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.