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Leek United Building Society extends its agreement with SBS

Mar 30, 2021
Sopra Banking Software

London, March 30, 2021 – Sopra Banking Software (SBS), a global leader in financial technologies, and Leek United Building Society have announced an agreement to extend their existing relationship to include SBS’s cloud based managed service offering for the Sopra Banking Platform Mortgage & Savings Suite and SBS’s digital savings solution.

SBS is pleased to announce a new agreement with Leek United Building Society (Leek United), designed to build operational resilience for the future and support Leek United in their move to bring in enhanced digital capabilities.

SBS has a longstanding relationship with Leek United dating back to 1997. Building on this successful partnership, Leek United has chosen SBS to provide a cloud based managed service offering, as well as contracting to implement a new digital savings platform later in 2021.

The first step in the process was to transition Leek United’s current on premise implementation of Sopra Banking Platform Mortgage & Savings Suite into SBS’s cloud hosted Managed Service offering on AWS.  This has been completed successfully and makes Leek United one of the UK’s first building societies to make this step.

SBS will provide Leek United with its newly launched fully integrated digital savings portal to support new to Building Society customer applications and comprehensive servicing capabilities to provide consumers with the excellent customer experience they receive through the other channels that Leek United operate.

“As a long and trusted partner of Leek United Building Society, we are delighted to be given the opportunity to deliver a digital savings platform alongside a fully comprehensive Managed Service securely hosted on the cloud. This will enable Leek United to provide its customers with an omni-channel experience with straight through processing and the opportunity for consumers to access their savings products 24/7” said Richard Broadbent, UK Managing Director at Sopra Banking Software.

John Kelly, Operations Director at Leek United Building Society commented “We are delighted to extend our relationship with SBS to now include their cloud based managed service offering and digital savings solutions.  We carried out extensive research on what Leek United’s customers are looking for in digital and, following a full market review, selected Sopra Banking Software.  We were very impressed with their new digital platform and their ongoing commitment to digital.“

About Sopra Banking Software 
Sopra Banking Software is the partner of choice for more than 1,500 financial institutions worldwide.
The rich variety of our solutions, the strength of our conviction and our passion for innovation enable us to support our clients on a daily basis and in their future projects, as well as in their goals regarding financial inclusion.
Our customers, based in over 80 countries around the world, benefit every day from our technologies and software, as well as the expertise of our 5,000 employees.
Sopra Banking Software is a subsidiary of the Sopra Steria Group, a European leader in consulting, digital services and software development. With more than 46,000 employees, the Sopra Steria Group generated a turnover of €4.3 billion in 2020.
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About Leek United
Leek United Building Society was established in1863 and is the 16th largest building society in the UK.
The Society provides savings, mortgages and household insurance and operates 12 branches across Cheshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire as well as distributing its mortgages across England and Wales through mortgage intermediaries.

Press Contacts:
Sopra Banking Software : Stéphanie Decortiat, +33 (0)6 71 56 43 10, [email protected]