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Leeds & Holbeck changes name to Leeds Building Society

Leeds & Holbeck will be changing its name to Leeds Building Society following its Annual General Meeting in Leeds earlier today.

Over 75,000 members voted and more than 8 out of 10 voters were in favour of the name change to Leeds Building Society, which will take effect later this year.

In its annual results, assets were increased by 15 per cent to 6.1bn and mortgage lending was at 1.6bn up by 13 per cent . Net mortgage lending stood at 581m in 2004.

Leeds & Holbeck chairman Robert Wade says: “We are delighted with the high number of votes received this year which confirms our members’ keen interest in
their Society and their wish to remain an independent building society. We strongly believe that changing our name to Leeds Building Society very clearly describes our successful business to all people throughout the
UK”.

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