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Leeds Building Society mortgage review

By Dean Sobers

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Leeds Building Society mortgage review

Find out how Leeds Building Society fared in key areas such as customer service and value for money in our mortgage satisfaction survey.

Leeds Building Society mortgage review

Leeds Building Society offers innovative deals for first-time buyers and achieves a high score for customer service.

Leeds Building Society

Customer score

8th out of 25 mortgage lenders


The lender scores 65%, coming eighth in our mortgage lenders comparison table. Its customers rate its service well and, in our own evaluation of the market, we found it to be one of just three providers offering highly competitive fixed, discount and tracker deals.

Leeds Building Society mortgage highlights

  • innovative mortgages for first-time buyers, including introductory 0%-interest periods
  • low-fee mortgage deals
  • 95% loan-to-value mortgage deals available.

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Leeds Building Society mortgage satisfaction scorecard
Customer service  
Application process  
Value for money  
Keeping you well informed  
Clarity of statements  
Transparency of charges  
Query and complaint handling  
Ability to over and underpay mortgage  
Table notes:
Star ratings out of five show levels of satisfaction for each category. Where no stars are showing, it means we could not get a large enough sample size to rate this aspect of the service.

What Leeds Building Society's mortgage customers say about it

'Excellent customer service.'

'At the moment we are on a discount rate. When this expires, I will shop around for a better deal because there are a lot of better deals than those Leeds offer.'

'Never had any issues and was so easy to set up.'

'Excellent service, trustworthy organisation and feels less impersonal than other building societies.'

'They were one of the few providers at the time dealing with shared ownership. The rate at the time was good but it turned variable.'

'It was the only lender that would give me a mortgage that will not be paid off until I am almost 80 years old.'

  • Last updated: May 2016
  • Updated by: Dean Sobers