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BDS unveils deals from BM Solutions

BDS Mortgage Group has launched a range of minus base rate products from BM Solutions. The three products track the base rate with a minus percentage. The base rate minus 0.21% deal for two years is fees-free up to 90% LTV, the base rate minus 0.51% product for two years has a 1,499 fee, and the base rate minus 0.65% deal for two years to 90% LTV has a 1% fee.

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Only 57% back Conservative Right to Buy scheme

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HSBC opens first ‘mega-store’ in Swansea

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