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Leeds Building Society only accepts mortgage applications from intermediaries where they are providing an advised sales service, with the exception of Buy to Let & Holiday Let applications. It is the responsibility of the intermediary to ensure that all applicable law including, without limitation, the Financial Conduct Authority rules on advised mortgage sales are complied with including, without limitation, the provision of adequate explanations.

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Leeds intermediary lending team restructure complete

The restructure of Leeds Building Society’s intermediary team has been completed after the final new roles were filled.

The Society has enlarged and strengthened its team which serves mortgage brokers to meet growing demand from borrowers using mortgage introducers.

Two new National Intermediary Development Managers have now been appointed – Karen Bowman for the North and Mark Collar for the South.

Both will report to Louisa Sedgwick, Head of Intermediary Distribution, and in addition to leading a team of six regional Business Development Managers, each also will manage some corporate accounts.

Karen joins Leeds Building Society after extensive experience in the intermediary sector – at Lloyds Banking Group, as National Sales Manager for Platform and most recently as a Broker for MAB.

Mark was previously Corporate Accounts Manager, having joined the Society a year ago from Defaqto, after roles with Santander and Mortgage Express.

“I’m really pleased to have filled the new posts quickly and have the strengthened team in place,” said Louisa.

“We have listened to feedback from brokers as we reviewed our intermediary proposition and have restructured and invested in our team to enable us to continue to react, innovate and improve the service we offer to our intermediary partners.

“Our lending through intermediaries is growing, as part of a strong performance so far this year, and we have the appetite to increase this further.”