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BDS launches three-year Platform discount

BDS Mortgage Group has launched a non-conforming three-year discount from Platform Home Loans with a bonus discount available on all cases received until the end of May 2004.

The product is available exclusively to members of PMPA with a 1% procuration fee to the intermediary.

The minimum loan size is £25,001 and Platform&#39s usual underwriting criteria apply, with no extended tie-in or early repayment charge.

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