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C&G joins Connect’s preferred panel

Connect Mortgage Group has added Cheltenham & Gloucester to its preferred panel.

Adrian Dunn, managing director at Connect, says: “Their products linked with our service standards, of an offer being produced within 15 days, make for a very powerful partnership.

“This is the first addition of many high street lenders to our panel. It seems that lenders finally understand the benefits that Connect can bring, not only to them but also the DA Broker market, and are now welcoming our proposition with open arms.”

Dunn adds: “Brokers will also be pleased to know that our generic application has been approved by C&G, making it very unique in our industry as it enables you to access all these high street lenders on one form: Abbey, Accord, Bristol & West, C&G, Chelsea, Halifax and Woolwich.”


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