FRom Marie O’ReillyI am writing in response to Keith Butler’s letter headlined ‘Brokers should know about lenders’ processing times’ (Mortgage Strategy June 5). “Are there any lenders willing to publicly state their average application to offer times and allow these to be independently verified?” asks Butler. The answer is yes. He should visit www.accordmortgages.com. Accord started quoting speed to offer times on the homepage shortly after launch. Our service promise states that for correctly completed applications where all fees and related paperwork are presented upfront, we will send out an offer in 10 working days. For cases that qualify, most offers go out within seven days. Cases where we wait for brokers to send paperwork take about 19 days. One click from the homepage reveals more detail on our processing and telephone turnaround times. You can also quickly find out how the 10-day standard works, or see how brokers rate us in our monthly service survey. Marie O’Reilly, Marketing manager Accord Mortgages, By email
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pittwatch Mole and his cronies have been keeping their beady eyes peeled this week for signs that the infamous Brian Pitt, formerly of Beacon Homeloans, has returned from holiday and started the long and arduous process of looking for a job. One source tells Mortgage Strategy that the sales maestro had been spotted in a […]
Health Shield, a health cash plan provider, has strengthened its corporate offering with the launch of a home assistance benefit.
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