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Lambeth lets the loan take the strain

Lambeth Building Society is opening its first mortgage shop at the world&#39s busiest railway junction.

Its Clapham Junction branch will be open for longer hours than its normal branch operating times, closing at 7pm on weekdays.

On Saturdays, potential borrowers can make appointments until late afternoon as the branch will operate flexible hours which it says will benefit those spending the morning looking at properties.

The society says the centre will be able to place business outside its current lending criteria, including loans to those with adverse credit history, buy to let and selfcertification.

Branch manager Laurie Young, who will be in charge of the new venture, says: “The area around Clapham Junction is an increasingly sought after part of South London. Thousands of people use the railway station. There is a big department story nearby which attracts shoppers from miles around and the social scene is vibrant. We expect strong demand for home loans, particularly from first-time buyers.”

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