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FinTech North Partners With Leeds Building Society

Leeds Building Society has joined forces with FinTech North in order to find innovative solutions for home ownership.

By working with industry group FinTech North, the building society aims to bring thought leadership and technology together to help solve some of the most challenging homeownership problems for its current and future members.

The collaborative relationship hopes to also find innovative solutions to key customer needs and put home ownership within reach of more people, generation after generation.

Vanessa Roberts, head of strategy at Leeds Building Society, said: “Making home ownership more achievable is the driver behind everything we do at Leeds Building Society. By partnering with FinTech North we hope to be able to work with new partners to trial and implement new solutions for our members. We hope to enhance the accessibility and affordability of borrowing and make saving for a home easier in order to help more people onto and up the housing ladder.*

“We are proud to be championing the fintech sector in one of the UK’s top regions for financial services. We’ve already achieved some impressive feats, such as adopting cloud-based capabilities to become best-in-class for decision-making on lending.

Through this partnership with FinTech North we will be looking at solutions to help our aspirational homeowners navigate the cost-of-living crisis, and how we can provide meaningful support to our members.”

Joe Roche, engagement manager at FinTech North, added: “As the focal point for the fintech community in the Northern Powerhouse we are thrilled to welcome Leeds Building Society to join our collaborative ecosystem. Sharing ideas and challenges means that we can facilitate connections and learn from one another and help deliver solutions to benefit customers.”

Leeds City Region FinTech Report 2023

Together, the pair will also host the Leeds FinTech Report 2023 launch event on Valentine’s Day at the Leeds Building Society offices on Sovereign Street.

In partnership with Whitecap Consulting, the report discusses growth and developments within the Leeds City Region fintech ecosystem.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Bruntwood SciTech, Leeds City Council, University of Leeds, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), as well as FinTech North and Leeds Building Society, have produced the report.

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