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Vantage Finance adds secured loan and B2L lenders to panel

Master broker Vantage Finance has added Foundation Home Loans and secured loan lender Paragon Personal Finance to its panel.

Both lenders distribute exclusively through brokers.

Vantage Finance managing director Lucy Hodge says: “We are really excited to be introducing business to Paragon Personal Finance and Foundation Home Loans – two lenders that, like Vantage, place great emphasis on good service and a positive client experience.

“We are always looking to partner with lenders who lead the way in product and policy innovation and I believe both Paragon Personal Finance and Foundation Home Loans will bolster the breadth of specialist lenders already on Vantage’s panel. We look forward to what will no doubt be very fruitful partnerships with them.”

Foundation business development director Paul Brett says: “We are delighted to welcome Vantage Finance to our lending panel. Lucy and her team have an impressive pedigree and I know they will be effective advocates for Foundation Home Loans’ enlightened proposition, which aims to bring a full perspective to the buy-to-let market and addresses important niches such as helping first time landlords.”



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