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Leeds looks to expand mortgage business

Leeds says the feedback from brokers following its launch to the Irish market has prompted it to expand its mortgage proposition

Leeds entered the Irish market in September last year, following its Euro mortgage launch on the Spanish mainland in October 2005.

Kim Rebecchi, general manager of sales at Leeds, says: “We are absolutely delighted with lending in Ireland.

The feedback we have had so far is that a competitive product, combined with a fast and efficient service and a flexible approach to assessing the customers ability to repay the loan is exactly what customers and intermediaries are looking for.

“Our proven track record as one of the most efficient and best performing building societies in the UK, operating in a highly regulated and competitive market, has enabled us to deliver a successful exclusive pilot with IMAF members, IFG and Financial Engineering.

“However, we are constantly looking to improve our product and service proposition.

“We will shortly be opening up access to our Spanish Euro mortgages, which will enable people in Ireland to purchase a property in Spain.


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