Leeds Building Society has joined the Society of Mortgage Professionals.
Leeds is the first mortgage lender to enrol 30 of its mortgage advisers and branch managers with the Society of Mortgage Professionals.
The move demonstrates the Leeds’ commitment to the mortgage market and the continuing professional development of its staff.
SMP chief executive Richard Fox says: “Leeds is the first building society to make public its commitment to professionalism in this way. Its customers and staff – indeed the whole market – will be the beneficiaries. We look forward to others following in their footsteps.”
Leeds building society spokeswoman Katherine Tong says: “We decided to take this step in recognition of the tremendous commitment to professionalism that our branch managers and mortgage advisers have already shown in observing and fulfilling the rigorous requirements of our training and competence programme.”