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Evaluate completes lending panel with Beacon

Evaluate Technologies says it has completed its whole of market lending panel with the addition of Beacon Homeloans.

The addition of Beacon completes the panel Evaluate has put together out of what it believes to be the industry’s specialist and leading lenders.

Paul Fradgley, chief executive at Evaluate, says: “We are pleased to announce the addition of Beacon Homeloans which has further enhanced the strength of our lending panel.”

He adds: “Brokers using our specialist sourcing tool spend a lot less time re-broking cases and the net result is a significant improvement in productivity per adviser.”


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