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Aldermore to start lending in Scotland

Aldermore will start lending on residential and buy-to-let properties in Scotland next month.

From 10 June, brokers in Scotland will have access to the lender’s entire product range.

Aldermore head of distribution for Scotland Steve Carruthers, based in Linlithgow, will be available for broker support.

Managing director of residential mortgages Charles Haresnape says: “We are delighted to be extending our service into Scotland at a time when the housing market north of the border is starting to show signs of renewed confidence.

Our range of both residential and buy-to-let mortgages will give brokers additional product choice and our personal service, which is based on skilled underwriting rather than automated credit scoring, will undoubtedly be a welcome development.”


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  1. Disgruntled from Hampshire 23rd May 2013 at 10:54 am

    Dear Editor,

    I have just read an article on Scotland today that did not use the phrases “independence”, “untold miseries” or “bubonic plague”. Why oh why must I be subjected to such reporting?

    Disgruntled from Hampshire

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