Leeds Building Society ups first-time buyer support in Scotland

Ryan Fowler

March 30, 2021

Leeds Building Society has introduced a range of shared equity mortgages to support the relaunch of First Home Fund.

Fee-free fixed rate deals up to 85% loan-to-value (LTV) with £500 cashback are among the newest additions to Leeds Building Society’s mortgages for Scottish borrowers.

It will launch a range of products on Thursday, 1 April for shared equity customers including 2-year fix at 2.14% available up to 75% LTV, a 2-year fix at 3.09% available up to 85% LTV and a 5-year fix at 3.14% available up to 85% LTV.

Matt Bartle, director of products at Leeds Building Society, said: “As a lender we are keen to support first time buyers and help more people in Scotland take a first step on the housing ladder,” says .

“We have drawn on our experience within the shared equity market, our popular previous products, and consulted with intermediaries to design a range that will support First Home Fund and other shared equity schemes.

“We understand that everyone’s individual circumstances are different and so we use our experience to offer incentives which help a range of different customers, including fee-free and cashback options.

“Cash available at the start of a mortgage, for example, is often handy to cover some of the costs associated with buying and moving into a new home.”

The launch of the range coincides with the reintroduction of the First Home Fund, an affordable housing scheme for first-time buyers in Scotland.

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