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SWB lending rose 23% during 2006

Scottish Widows Bank says that mortgage lending for 2006 was £1.03bn – up 23% on 2005. It also says mortgage balances as of December 31 2006 stood at £5.6bn. 2006 was Scottish Widows Bank’s 12th successive year of growth.

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