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Clydesdale named best overall mortgage lender

Clydesdale Bank has been named best overall mortgage lender at the Hamptons Mortgage awards ceremony, within a year of entering the mortgage intermediary market.

The award was presented at the Hamptons awards ceremony at The Cafe Royal in London on Thursday November 24.

Kevin Lilley, head of national accounts for third party distribution at Clydesdale Bank, says: “Service delivery with our broker partners is central to our offering and we are therefore honoured to be presented with this award during our first year in the intermediary market. This award is a great boost for our staff as it is recognises the quality of our products and the service they provide to our partners.

“We look forward to the coming year and will continue to offer the highest levels of service to our broker partners, bringing decision-making closer to them and helping them to grow their businesses.”

Kevin Duffy, managing director of Hamptons International Mortgages, adds: “Through innovative products such as its offset proposition, access to underwriters and the strength of its senior management team, the Clydesdale is certainly carving a niche within the broking community as a lender to do business with.”


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