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News Tag: Leeds Building Society

December 6, 2011

Leeds Building Society reduces offset mortgage rate

by Jan Harris
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Leeds Building Society has announced a reduction in the rates on its Direct Only Offset 2 Year Discount mortgage by up to 0.25 per cent. The building society’s 75 per cent loan-to-value offset mortgage now offers a rate of 2.65 per cent. In order to help customers with upfront costs, the building society has launched new fee assisted options on its Direct Only Offset Fees Assisted 2 ...




August 5, 2010

Leeds launches 2.55% instant access saver

by David Masters
Leeds launches 2.55% instant access saver
Leeds Building Society has launched a new instant access account paying interest at 2.55%. The headline rate includes a 0.5% bonus until August 2011. The account, known as the London Instant Access Account, is only available through the building society's London branch. Savers can open the account with a minimum investment of £100, and are not required to open any other accounts with Leeds. "Our ...




July 7, 2010

Leeds bond offers access to 50% of investment

by David Masters
Leeds bond offers access to 50% of investment
Leeds Building Society has launched a new instant access five year bond paying interest at 3.5%. Savers can access up to 50% of the money saved in the bond at any time without penalty. Leeds said it designed the bond by looking at the other bonds available on the market and coming up with something unique. "We believe these new bonds provide ...




May 28, 2010

Leeds launches 2.25% web saver

by David Masters
Leeds launches 2.25% web saver
Leeds Building Society has launched a new online savings account offering unlimited access. The Albion Web Saver pays interest at up to 2.25%, and gives savers penalty free access to their money. To open the account, savers need to deposit at least £2,500. A spokesperson for the building society said the account was launched following the popularity of the Albion Saver passbook account. "We have seen ...




April 5, 2010

Leeds launches 4.6% ISA for new tax year

by David Masters
Leeds launches 4.6% ISA for new tax year
Leeds Building Society this week launched an ISA paying interest at 4.6%. The five-year fixed rate account can be opened with just £1. Savers can access up to 25% of their savings at any time without notice or penalty. Kim Rebecchi, Leeds Building Society's Sales and Marketing Director said the ISA is a "market leading offer", adding that the flexibility of access ...




January 18, 2010

Leeds launches 3.5% fixed-rate ISA

by David Masters
Leeds launches 3.5% fixed-rate ISA
Leeds Building Society has launched two new fixed-rate ISAs paying interest at up to 3.5%. The new accounts include a three-year fixed-rate ISA, paying interest at 3.5%, and a two year product paying 3% interest. Both accounts can be opened with a minimum deposit of just £1, and both accept transfers from previous ISA subscriptions. Savers can withdraw up to 25% of their initial deposit, ...




October 27, 2009

Leeds launches 5.75% five-year mortgage

by David Masters
Leeds launches 5.75% five-year mortgage
Leeds Building Society has launched a new five-year fixed rate mortgage with an interest rate of 5.75%. The mortgage is available to homeowners with a deposit of at least 15%. Borrowers can make up to 10% capital repayments every year without penalty. Homeowners with a larger deposit can also take advantage of the mortgage, and will benefit from an interest rate of 5.25%. Kim Rebecchi, Leeds ...




September 26, 2009

Leeds unveils two-year mortgage deals

by David Masters
Leeds unveils two-year mortgage deals
Leeds Building Society unveiled two new mortgage products this week. The new products include a two-year base rate tracker (BRT) mortgage, and a two-year fixed-rate mortgage. The BRT mortgage is available to homeowners borrowing up to 75% of the value of their property, with interest charged at 2.7% above the Bank of England's base rate. Customers opting for the fixed-rate deal will be charged interest ...




September 10, 2009

Leeds launches instant-access passbook saver

by David Masters
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Leeds Building Society (LBS) has launched a new instant access passbook savings account paying up to 2.5% interest. Customers opening an Albion Saver passbook account are given a passbook that allows them to deposit and withdraw money at any LBS branch. Opening the account requires a minimum deposit of £2,500. The standard gross interest rate on the account is 1.6%. Customers wishing to earn ...




September 1, 2009

Leeds launches 4.3% three-year bond

by David Masters
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Leeds Building Society has launched a new three-year fixed-rate bond paying interest at 4.3% gross pa/AER. Savers can open the bond with an investment of between £1,000 and £1,000,000. Interest on the bond is fixed until August 2012, and is paid annually at 4.3%. Interest can also be paid monthly at 4.05% gross pa/4.11% AER. Up to 10% of the invested capital can be ...




August 28, 2009

Leeds launches over-60s winter warmer account

by David Masters
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Leeds Building Society has launched a new savings account to help older people pay for their winter heating bill. The Winter Fuel Saver account is available only to customers aged over 60 and pays interest at 5.12% through the winter months. When winter is over on 28 February the account's interest rate drops to 0.25%. "The current low interest rate environment has put pressure ...




August 24, 2009

Leeds launches five-year 5.35% mortgage

by David Masters
Leeds launches five-year 5.35% mortgage
Leeds Building Society has launched a new fixed-rate mortgage for customers with a deposit of at least 25%. Interest on the five-year mortgage is fixed at 5.35%, and customers can borrow at up to 75% loan-to-value (LTV). Borrowers can make up to 10% capital repayments each year without penalty. Kim Rebecchi, Leeds director of sales and marketing, said the mortgage is a "fantastic opportunity" for ...




August 17, 2009

Leeds postal bond pays 4.30%

by David Masters
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Leeds Building Society has launched a new three-year fixed-rate postal bond paying interest at 4.30%. Customers requiring a regular income from their savings can opt to have interest paid monthly at 4.11% AER. Savers investing in the bond can access up to 10% of the initial amount invested without notice, penalty free. A minimum investment of £1,000 is required to open the bond. Kim Rebecchi, LBS ...




Open a 4% bond with £100 at Leeds

by David Masters
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A new bond from Leeds Building Society paying 4% interest can be opened with as little as £100. The four-year fixed-rate bond was launched alongside a two-year bond paying 3.5% interest. Both bonds can be opened with a minimum investment of £100 and a maximum of £1,000,000. Furthermore, both allow savers to withdraw up to 10% of the initial amount invested without ...




August 6, 2009

Leeds launches 4.6% fixed-rate ISA

by David Masters
Leeds launches 4.6% fixed-rate ISA
Leeds Building Society has launched a five-year fixed-rate cash ISA paying a market-leading interest rate of 4.6%. Customers can withdraw up to 25% of the amount invested at any time, without notice or penalty. The account can be opened with a minimum of £1, and allows savers to transfer in their ISA balance from previous years' subscriptions, including accrued interest. Savers born before 7 April ...




June 26, 2009

Leeds pays 3.05% on easy access account

by David Masters
Leeds pays 3.05% on easy access account
A new online easy access savings account launched this week by Leeds Building Society pays interest at 3.05%. For a minimum investment of £100, savers are offered unlimited penalty-free access to their cash, with no advance notice required. Kim Rebecchi, Leeds' director of sales and marketing, said: "A return of 3.05%, combined with the flexibility of online functionality and penalty free access, ...




June 22, 2009

LBS launches 5.1% five-year mortgage

by David Masters
LBS launches 5.1% five-year mortgage
Leeds Building Society (LBS) has launched a new five-year fixed-rate mortgage at 5.1%. Available at a loan-to-value (LTV) of up to 75%, the mortgage deal has no higher lending charge. Borrowers can repay up to 10% of capital each year without penalty, and free in-house legal services are provided for customers re-mortgaging. An LTV of up to 85% is available on the mortgage at the ...




May 11, 2009

Record number of savers choose LBS account

by David Masters
Record number of savers choose LBS account
Savers are signing up for the Albion Cheque instant access account at Leeds Building Society (LBS) in record numbers. LBS said the account, which pays interest at up to 2.5%, has seen a significant uplift in the number of new customers signing up, as well as in the account balance of current customers. "We have seen record numbers of new accounts opened ...




April 30, 2009

Leeds ISA pays seven times the base rate

by David Masters
Leeds ISA pays seven times the base rate
Leeds Building Society has announced that its fixed-rate ISAs pay interest at up to seven times the Bank of England's base rate. Kim Rebecchi, Leeds's director of sales and marketing, said the building society's five year fixed-rate ISA, which pays interest at 3.5%, is a 'market leading offer'. "With many ISAs in the market paying less than 2%, investors could be ...




April 24, 2009

Leeds launches 4.99% fixed-rate mortgage

by David Masters
Leeds Building Society this week launched two new fixed-rate mortgage products designed to offer customers 'security' and 'peace of mind'. Five year and ten year fixed-rate deals were launched by the building society, with interest rates from 4.99%. Additional features include no higher lending charge, penalty free capital repayments of up to 10% per annum, and full portability should the mortgage holder wish to move home. Both mortgages carry a £199 booking fee, ...