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Leeds cuts rate by 0.70% to help first time buyers

Leeds Building Society has reduced the rate on its 2 year fixed rate shared ownership mortgage, available up to 95% borrower’s share, by 0.70% to 4.99%. This product, with one of the lowest rates in the market and designed to help first time buyers onto the housing ladder, also offers a free standard valuation up to £335 and has no higher lending charge.

Phil Coombes, Leeds Building Society’s Head of Intermediary Sales said, “We are all well aware of the difficulties facing first time buyers buying a home. They can often struggle to meet the full asking price or their current income is insufficient to support a full mortgage.

“Our 2 year fixed rate shared ownership product, at only 4.99% following a rate cut of 0.70%, is ideal for clients who have saved for a deposit but cannot buy a property in their own right. There is no doubt that this product will prove attractive to those clients who are ready to make the first step into home ownership.”

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Notes to Editors

Key Features

Shared Ownership 2 Year Fixed Rate Introduced

  • 4.99% fixed up to and including 31 March 2015
  • Available up to 95% of the borrowers share (maximum 75% overall loan to value)
  • No Higher Lending charge
  • Free standard valuation up to £335
  • £200 Completion Fee
  • £199 Booking Fee
  • Tapered early repayment charges of 3% of the amount redeemed in year 1 and 2% in year 2

Leeds Building Society has assets of £10bn (as at 30 June 2012) and 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland. The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.

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