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Leeds Building Society launches on Monday

Leeds Building Society launches under its new moniker on Monday.

The 57 branches of Leeds & Holbeck and its Gibralter branch will undergo a renaming, following a vote at the mutual’s AGM in March with over 80 per cent of the 75,000 voters in favour of the name change.

Leeds chief executive Ian Ward says: “One of the main objectives of shortening our name is to enable us to emphasise “Leeds” and “Building Society”.

The current Leeds and Holbeck Building Society name is very long and when being used tends to be shortened to Leeds and Holbeck which then removes the important distinction of us as a building society, being owned by our members and not external shareholders.”

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