The award, in recognition of Platform's consistently excellent service to the intermediary market, was voted for independently by a panel of respected industry figures on behalf of the consumer magazine, Mortgage Advisor & Home Buyer magazine.
Platform was acquired by the Britannia Group in 2001 and was launched in February 2003 as the Group's dedicated intermediary lender. Through its comprehensive 'one' product range, Platform caters specifically for the intermediary market offering products such as buy-to-let, self-certification, prime and non-conforming mortgages.
Since launch, Platform has experienced tremendous growth, increasing its staff head count from approximately 90 to 250 and establishing itself as one of the leading buy-to-let lenders in the market. Year to date, Platform has delivered profits consistently ahead of targets and completions are in line to smash the £2.5bn target for 2004.
Guy Batchelor, sales and marketing director at Platform, says: “We are delighted to have won this award which is a real credit to everyone associated with Platform. We continue to make real strides into the intermediary mortgage market, striving to create the very best products for our 'one' product range, delivered by a dedicated customer service team. We are now looking forward to the final quarter of the year and exceeding our expectations for 2004.”