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Platform unveiled as new name for Britannia&#39s intermediary business

Platform has been unveiled as the brand name for Britannia Building Society&#39s new intermediary business following the merger of its Platform Home Loans and Verso divisions. The new brand offering prime to non-conforming products launches in January next year, and until then it will be business as usual for both divisions. Britannia says the Platform name has been chosen following independent research conducted among leading mortgage intermediaries.

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Mortgage lending high at Standard Life Bank

Mortgage lending at Standard Life Bank has reached a record high of £7bn after the expansion of the bank&#39s mortgage range.Standard Life puts the achievement down to continued growth in the UK mortgage market, as well as its expansion into new sectors last year, which saw particular growth in the strength of the first time […]

Online mortgages from Abbey Nat&#39s Cahoot offshoot

Abbey National&#39s internet bank Cahoot is to offer mortgages online for the first time from this week alongside its existing range of products, including credit cards, bank accounts and unsecured personal loans.Abbey claims that as Cahoot is a low-cost distribution channel, the move to sell mortgages is in line with its aim of giving customers […]

SWIP trusts beats all-share index by 28 per cent

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has appointed Matthew Harris as investment director to its Japanese equity team. Harris, 28, has more than seven years experience managing Japanese funds at Aegon Asset Management. He will work on Japanese institutional funds with responsibility for research in both retail and institutional funds.

Three stocks due a Brexit boost

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