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Skipton launches in Northern Ireland

Skipton has extended its mortgage services to the market in Northern Ireland.

The society, which already lends in the province through its subsidiary Amber Homeloans, will offer its products to borrowers through mortgage brokers, estate agents and financial advisers.

Paul Darwin, head of intermediary sales at the Skipton, says: Skipton has won numerous awards for its service so we wanted to extend this to Northern Ireland.

With a good supply of buyers and a plentiful stock of modern housing the market is strong and should certainly remain so for the foreseeable future.

Most of the networks of mortgage brokers we deal with already have a presence in the area so this was the next logical step for us and ultimately, the borrower can only benefit from the greater choice of products.

As part of the expansion, Skiptons intermediary sales manager Dave Forrest, who has a background in lending in Northern Ireland, will be in regular contact with brokers to offer Skiptons underwriting service, with a free valuation and legal fees on most remortgages.

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