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Platform Home Loans wins award

Platform Home Loans, a subsidiary of Britannia, has won the Your Mortgage award for the best non-standard lender for the fifth year in a row.

PHL has won the award for consistently delivering quality products and service in the non-conforming market. The award is a valued addition to the numerous awards that PHL has won over the last five years.

PHL is to merge with Verso, also a subsidiary of Britannia, in January 2003 to form a one-stop shop mortgage lender. The new business will be known as Platform and will provide a complete range of mortgage products through intermediaries so that the majority of customers will be able to find a mortgage from Platform, whatever their circumstances.

Guy Batchelor, sales and marketing director at Platform, says: “To receive this highly acclaimed award five years in a row is a credit to everyone associated with Platform Home Loans. This achievement is recognition of our innovative product range and high levels of service.

“We are now building our business to prepare for the launch of our new one-stop shop business in January next year and have doubled our staff numbers to cater for the expected demand from intermediaries. The majority of the new staff are in our new business and underwriting teams and have a wide range of knowledge and expertise within the mortgage industry.

“We are also working hard to develop new products and IT systems for the launch and we aim to have all our new staff up to speed by January so that we have a seamless transition to the new business and maintain a high quality of service.”


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