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FinTech North Announces Partnership With Leeds Building Society

Collaboration between Financial Services and FinTech is key to the development of the Northern FinTech ecosystem.

FinTech North is therefore delighted to announce one of the most well-known financial services institutions in the Leeds City Region, Leeds Building Society, as Strategic Partners.

To mark the beginning of our collaboration, we’re looking forward to hosting Whitecap Consulting’s Leeds FinTech Report Launch 2023 at Leeds Building Society‘s headquarters on Sovereign Street, in the heart of Leeds, on the 14th of February.

Leeds Building Society operates to ensure that more people have the home they want, and by working with FinTech North and the Northern FinTech community, aims to bring cutting-edge thought leadership and technology together to help impact issues such as home-ownership and vulnerability, amongst many others.

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The partnership marks the Society’s ongoing engagement with the FinTech sector and the start of a collaborative relationship to find innovative solutions to key customer needs which achieve its purpose of putting 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 to provide meaningful support to our members.”

Joe Roche, Engagement Manager, FinTech North, said: “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.”

The Leeds FinTech Report 2023 Launch Event will be held at the Leeds Building Society’s head office on Sovereign Street in Leeds next Tuesday 14th February. For more information visit Leeds City Region FinTech Report Launch 2023 Tickets, Tue 14 Feb 2023 at 08:30 | Eventbrite.

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