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B&B links up with Freeserve

Bradford & Bingley has joined forces with Internet portal Freeserve to offer mortgages and a property channel for customers to buy online.

Launched this autumn, the e-mortgage broker Charcolonline will offer mortgages from more than 45 different lenders to Freeserve’s 3.4 million members.

Members will also be able to access a database of houses from estate agencies, inlcuding 370 of B&B’s own network, in what will be the first UK property channel.

Financial advice from B&B’s 800 advisers will also be available.


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Friends Prov Tokyo Trust given AA rating by S&P

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