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BM Solutions announces Sandy Lane winner

BM Solutions has announced David Wood of Castle Mortgages, in Milton Keynes is the winner of the luxury break to Sandy Lane, Barbados.

David was picked at random from all brokers who have submitted cases on the one minute mortgage application system since January.

Martin Reynolds, head of sales at BM Solutions took David out to lunch at Langan’s Brasserie in London to present the prize. The fantastic prize is a week for two at the luxurious resort including business travel.

Wood says: “I was stunned and very surprised to win the Sandy Lane prize. My initial reaction was to check this wasn’t a joke! For me BM offers outstanding support and service, a great underwriting process and competitive products.

Through BM I can advise my clients with certainty as to the process that will be followed and the timescales for valuation and mortgage offer. I am never let down by BM and therefore I never let my clients down.”


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