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Halifax division offers specialist lending

Halifax division Birmingham Midshires is this week branching out into specialist lending by launching mortgages aimed at the buy-to-let, self-certification and expatriate markets.

Midshires is moving towards becoming Halifax&#39s specialist lending arm by offering products and services unavailable elsewhere within the group.

It will continue to offer mainstream mortgages but expects specialist lending to account for at least 50 per cent of its lending within two years.

The range of specialist products will be available through Midshires&#39 67 branches and direct arm, via intermediaries and eventually through the Halifax network.

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