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Halifax offers first-time buyers £1000 cashback


Halifax Intermediaries is offering first-time buyers £1000 cashback on qualifying mortgages.

The lender says the deal would help first-time buyers handle unexpected costs when moving.

The offer will automatically pay eligible customers on completion via the convyancer.

Halifax Intermediaries head Ian Wilson says: “First time buyers can often face unforeseen costs when they make their first move. We are committed to supporting first time buyers on to the property ladder, and this offer will go some way to helping with some of the extra outlays during what can be an expensive time.”



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