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The Mortgage Lender signs Thistle Finance


The Mortgage Lender has added Edinburgh-based master broker Thistle Finance to its distribution network.

Thistle Finance specialises in packaging complex residential mortgages, second charge loans, bridging, commercial and development finance.

The Mortgage Lender sales and marketing director Pete Thomson says: “It’s great to announce that our distribution network is growing and welcome Thistle Finance on-board.” 

Thistle Finance director of sales Nathan Ellis-Calcott says: “We’re delighted to partner with The Mortgage Lender.”





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