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LBS Christmas campaign aids local good causes across country

Generous Leeds Building Society customers across the UK helped to raise more than £1,400 for charity during December 2014.

Society branches and main offices chose good causes in their local communities to support over the festive season by selling decorations for their Christmas trees.

Members of the public were able to buy the decorations for a suggested £1 donation, and write on their own seasonal message. In total, the campaign raised £1,437.70.

“Customers and colleagues showed so much festive goodwill over the Christmas season and we are very grateful for their generosity,” said Gary Brook, Leeds Building Society’s Head of Corporate Communication.


Notes to Editors

Leeds Building Society has won four awards for innovation this year, including being named ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the Moneywise Magazine Mortgage Awards 2014 for its Welcome Mortgage. This 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.

The Society scooped the ‘Mortgage Innovation Award’ and was named ‘Most Innovative Personal Finance Provider’ at the Moneynet Personal Finance Awards 2014, and also received the ‘Innovation Award (Lenders)’ at the Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards 2015, in addition to being named ‘Best Intermediary Lender’ for the second consecutive year and receiving the award for ‘Best Use of Technology (Lenders)’.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.1bn (as at 30 June 2014). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.