B&W to consolidate its processing

Bristol & West is to consolidate its mortgage processing into two centres in Bristol and Solihull.

The move will involve the closure of the lender’s distributed mortgage processing units during 2006.

B&W says the announcement is being made well in advance of the change in order to ensure a smooth transition for brokers.

The move will enable B&W to develop its capacity in line with current strong growth and take advantage of economies of scale to deliver a flexible and responsive processing service. The change will also enable the business to exploit its significant investment in technology which includes a broker website.

Roland McCormack, head of Bristol & West Mortgages, says: “We are looking forward to growing our market share in 2006.

“This consolidation programme will help us prepare for the growth we are anticipating. During the change-over programme we will be open for business as usual.”