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Leeds Building Society supports Scottish HTB scheme

Leeds Building Society is pleased to confirm its support for the Scottish Government’s new HTB (Help to Buy) Small Developers’ Scheme, which was announced today.

“We are delighted to support Scottish homebuyers and developers through the new Small Developers’ Scheme,” said Martin Richardson, Leeds Building Society’s General Manager – Business Development.

“The Society is one of only a handful of lenders to offer Help to Buy mortgages in Scotland and we welcome today’s announcement which will support smaller housebuilders to better meet demand for new homes and enable more people to realise their property-owning aspirations.

“We joined HTB1 in England at the time of its launch in summer 2013, rapidly followed by HTB Scotland and HTB Wales. We have since seen strong demand for this type of home loan.”


Notes to Editors

All Leeds Building Society Help to Buy mortgages come with a free valuation on properties up to £500,000.

The Society offers Help to Buy mortgages on new build properties through the Government equity schemes operating in England, Wales and Scotland.

Leeds Building Society has removed the £199 booking fee from across its entire mortgage range for a limited time.

In addition, from the start of this year the Society increased the benefit of the free valuation offered as part of its fees assisted deals from £335 to £560, which will cover properties worth up to £500,000 (previously £200,000).

To discuss a new case with one of our mortgage development team, mortgage introducers should go to to find details of their nearest Business Developer contact

Leeds Building Society has won four awards for innovation in the past 12 months, 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.