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Together expands broker network

Specialist lender Together has expanded its distribution network, by announcing two new partnership deals.

Together has partnered with mortgage club SimplyBiz Mortgage and has added broker Personal Touch to its broker network.

Both of these will have access to Together’s range of residential mortgages, which offer capital repayment and interest-only options, no valuation or lender’s legal fees, and a five-year fix with no early redemption charges.

This is the first time that the lender has partnered with a mortgage club.

Together’s group intermediary relationship director Richard Tugwell says: “It’s an exciting time for us as we continue to expand.” He said the lender’s approach of assessing each case individually means it is often able to offer finance options to those who fail to meet more mainstream lending criteria.

“This common-sense approach enables us to deliver positive outcomes for customers, even in very complex cases – whether it’s a mortgage for a self-employed customer, an unusual property type, a customer with a less-than-perfect credit profile or specific kinds of purchase such as shared ownership or right-to-buy.

“We can even help when there is a combination of these factors and we’re keen to get that message out more widely.”

SimplyBiz Mortgages chief executive Martin Reynolds adds: “We support over 3,9000 advisers so it’s essential for us that we’re offering them a broad range of products to suit different customer needs.”

Personal Touch, head of proposition Vikki Jefferies adds: “We’ve added Together to our panel of lenders so that our brokers have access to an even broader range of products.”

SimplyBiz and Personal Touch advisers will have access to Together’s online portal – My Broker Venue – where they can submit cases and get an instant decision- in-principle, with support from the lender’s team of experts.

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