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Kensington Mortgages appoints e.surv as valuations manager

Richard Sexton, e.surv&#39s national BDM, says: “We have worked with Kensington Mortgages over many years as a supplier and were delighted to be chosen to fulfil this support role for Kensington at such an exciting time in its development.”

Richard Anderson, director of new business for Kensington Mortgages, says: “The e.surv proposition was a close fit to our needs and we look forward to developing the relationship in the coming months.”

Both Kensington Mortgages and e.surv have increased their respective market shares in recent years and have developed unique IT platforms which will interface as part of the arrangement.

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