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BDS launches Platform exclusive

BDS Mortgage Group has launched an exclusive three-year mainstream product at 4.19% to their network members and appointed representatives of the Pink Group network.

This product is available up to 60% LTV with an arrangement fee of £1,495 and comes with £250 cash back for remortgages and free valuation. The product is also accessible to first time buyers.

Phil Jay, managing director BDS Mortgage Group, says: “Not only are these deals priced competitively but it is great to see Platform take a step into the mainstream market with such gusto. This exclusive offers our network members a more comprehensive choice for their clients and I am confident that we will see volume business in this area.”

Jason Berry, head of sales at Platform, says: “Platform’s entry into the mainstream mortgage sector is an exciting venture for us and we are delighted that our continuing strong relationship with BDS has allowed us to bring this exclusive product to market. We look forward to working with them in the future as we expand our proposition.”


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