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Mortgage broker Gardner Goldman launches internet tracking system

Manchester based independent mortgage broker Gardner Goldman has launched an internet tracking system letting introducers check the progress of their clients&#39 applications 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

IFAs, accountancts, solicitors, estate agents, property developers and others who use Gardner Goldman to arrange mortgages for their clients are given a unique password that allows them to monitor the status of each of applications by logging onto the site.

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