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Platform unveils fixed rates on specialist deals

Platform has launched a range of fixed rates across its self-cert, buy-to-let and sub-prime products.

The Britannia subsidiary’s move follows the launch of a product range in July with clickdecision.

The online decision facility has seen Platform double its new business volumes and receive over 40,000 decisions online, of which over 80% have been approved.

It has also launched a two-year fixed rate self-cert special available to 85% LTV at 4.95% with no early repayment charge.

Guy Batchelor, sales and marketing director at Platform, says: “The challenge is to maintain our position as one of the top specialist lenders and this range of fixed rates will ensure we do that in the buy-to-let, self-cert and sub-prime sectors.”


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