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Alliance & Leicester announces plant to join the buy-to-let market.The bank announced its intention to move into this new market in its half-year trading statement. A&L plans to offer BTL through its intermediary channel.Head of intermediary mortgages Mehrdad Yousefi says: “This news marks an exciting development for Alliance & Leicester Mortgages. While we continue to […]
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