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Shawbrook launches online broker tool

Shawbrook Bank has launched an online tool for its commercial mortgage brokers.

Through the site, brokers can access mortgage calculators, relevant documentation, and the latest company news, as well as the quick quote tool, which allows them to generate a personalised Shawbrook branded illustration that can be sent directly to clients.

Stephen Johnson, new business director of Shawbrook Bank, says: “We know how important it is for our broker partners to be able to quickly respond to an initial client enquiry and secure that business from the market. We believe our quick quote tool is unique in the market and will provide a competitive advantage for our partners over other brokers or banks.”



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