Newcastle Intermediaries joins Personal Touch panel

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Newcastle Intermediaries – the broker-only arm of the Newcastle Building Society – offers a range of mortgage products.

It focuses on first-time buyers, buy-to-let, large loans and finance options for self-build projects.

Their range of mortgage deals will now be available to more than 530 Personal Touch advisers.

Newcastle Intermediaries head of mortgage distribution Steve Carruthers says: “We’re committed to helping more customers own their own home, and being on Personal Touch Financial Services’ lending panel will allow us to make our competitive mortgages available to a larger number of brokers throughout the UK.”

Personal Touch head of propositions Vikki Jefferies adds: “We are delighted to be able to offer our members access to Newcastle Building Society.”



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