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Midshires spins a new web for mortgage IFAs

Birmingham Midshires is setting up a new website gea red exclusively for mortgage intermediaries.

The move is part of the lender&#39s strategy to reposition its intermediary services and products. The new site at features a facility to access product details and information on lending criteria.

There is an enquiry facility which ena bles brokers to contact Mid shires support staff online.

The site includes summaries of the lender&#39s specialist mortgages, including buyto-let, expatriate and self-certification loans.

The website is the third to be launched by Mid shires. It already operates a separate mortgage and savings consumer website and a site dedicated to business-to-business lending.

Midshires Solutions head of sales Alan Lawson says: “The website provides intermediaries with a window to an at-a-glance lending criteria guide to our products.

“The enquiry facility offers a reliable, quick and easy channel to communicate with us. We believe this is a must for intermediaries who are under pressure to have ready access to a vast array of information.”


George says pre-budget report did affect markets

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Video reveals Darling&#39s u-turn on polarisation

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The death of retirement – a boost for protection?

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