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Making life easier for brokers by integrating with Twenty7Tec

As we continue to streamline the mortgage journey, we’ve now integrated Twenty7Tec with our online mortgage platform Mortgage Hub.

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Rising number of shared ownership buyers moving away from new build homes

Our research suggests an increasing number of homebuyers are opting for existing builds rather than new builds when it comes to shared ownership

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We're offsetting the carbon on all our new purchase 95% LTV mainstream residential fixed rate mortgages

Homebuyers will be able to offset their property’s carbon emissions during their fixed rate mortgage term through a unique innovation being piloted by Leeds Building Society.

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We’re now integrated with Mortgage Brain

Mortgage Brain, via its Submission Brain software, is the latest sourcing system to integrate with our online mortgage platform as we continue to upgrade our digital connectivity making life easier for brokers.

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4 Stars! Thanks for voting for us!

The Financial Adviser Service Awards has long since established itself as the gold standard for service providers within the financial services sector. What makes it so significant is that it’s intermediaries like you that rate service providers like us across a number of key measures. We are both delighted and grateful to be voted 4 Stars once again.

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Shared Ownership - the fourth mainstream tenure?

With the property market booming and house prices at an all-time high , could Shared Ownership be the answer to potential homeowners getting a foot on the housing ladder?

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Introducing our brand-new Green Buy to Let Mortgage range

Following the launch of our residential Green Mortgage products last month, we’re pleased to let you know we’ve introduced a brand-new Green Buy to Let (BTL) Mortgage product range, up to 80% loan to value (LTV).

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We've changed our affordability assessment for Holiday Let mortgages

With summer well and truly upon us, and a likely surge in staycations in the next few months, some may be considering investing in a holiday let property. With this in mind, we've made key changes to how we assess affordability for Holiday Let mortgages.

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We’ve launched two new mortgages for the most energy efficient homes

Those who choose a ‘greener’ home may be able to take advantage of one of our new Green Mortgage products.

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Stamp duty holiday information

The temporary stamp duty holiday ended on 30 September 2021. You can find the most recent stamp duty threshold information here.

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New Build and Affordable Housing – what’s coming next?

We’re all aware of an acute shortage of housing in the UK, which has led to high levels of house price inflation in recent years. Estimates have put the number of new houses needed in England at 345,000 per year to tackle the backlog. In 2019/2020 housing stock increased by 244,000 so clearly we have a lot to do.

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Our half year financial results

We’re pleased to report a successful financial performance in the first half of 2021.

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Why Retirement Interest Only mortgages offer more flexibility to homeowners in their later years

The rise in property values has meant that, in many cases, a homeowners’ most valuable asset is their home. But for some, their later life income may not be as much as perhaps they thought it might be.

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Vote for Leeds Building Society in the Financial Adviser Service Awards

As a Society, we’re committed to providing a great service to you, so you can provide a great service to your customers. To do this, we’ve been developing our product range and innovating the ways you do business with us.

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Buy to Let and Holiday Let mortgages maximum LTV increased to 75%

With the holiday season upon us, we’ve some good news for Buy to Let (BTL) and Holiday Let landlords as we’re increasing our maximum loan to value (LTV) for these products to 75%.

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Digital developments: improving efficiency for you and your customers

It’s safe to say technology is becoming increasingly important for the mortgage industry. As more and more people turn to digital channels, efficient and intuitive online processes are vital for intermediaries and lenders alike. One advancement in technology leading to mortgage market transformation is the flow of data, and how different systems communicate with one another.

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Is now a good time to invest in a holiday let property?

When the coronavirus pandemic led to lockdown restrictions early last year, there was a great deal of uncertainty around the holiday let market. However, with many travellers now relying on staycations and lenders opening up more mortgage options, it’s a much more positive outlook for UK holiday lets.

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Exploring Retirement Interest Only

Retirement Interest Only (RIO) has been a popular talking point recently. Despite volumes not achieving what the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) first predicted, there are signs that this part of the market still has room to grow and improve.

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We’re giving our intermediary service a boost

We’re linking Lender Connect from Iress to our online mortgage platform as we continue to upgrade digital capability to improve service for our intermediary partners.

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We’re suspending arrears fees until the end of 2021

We’re extending the suspension of arrears fees until the end of 2021 as we continue to support borrowers in financial difficulty.

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Leeds Building Society’s financial strength and mutual values key to 2020 success

The long-term financial strength of Leeds Building Society and its colleagues’ mutual values ensured robust profits and a strong performance in 2020, despite all the challenges posed by the pandemic.

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Remortgages and Product Transfers: how you can help your customers save in 2021

With the uncertainty around current restrictions, some of your customers might be putting their 2021 home buying plans on the backburner. However, the current circumstances also mean your customers may need your support now more than ever.

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