Mortgage providers -  Other lenders Banks and Building Societies

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Mortgage providers - Other lenders Banks and Building Societies

You should not forget that building societies are not the only source of funds. In 2011 the banks moved into the mortgage business in a big way, though by early 2013 some of them appeared to be rapidly moving out again. All the main banks, however -Midland, Lloyds, Barclays, National Westminster and the TSB -theoretically offer mortgages on terms of up to 25 years.

Some of them will make it a condition that you have your current account at that bank, and you may also be asked to pay an 'arrangement fee' of around £160 (or more) for the mortgage loan. At the time of writing, the banks are keeping their mortgage interest rates very much in line with the building societies' rate, even though some observers have concluded that they must be making a loss on the business.

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Mortgage providers - where to look

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Many estate agents are also agents for a particular building society. See It's a convenient relationship, because it effectively gives the society another branch (although normally customers can only deposit money there, not withdraw it) at minimal cost.

Because the estate agent is channelling deposits into the society, it may well be possible for him to get money out of the society where individuals have failed. So first ask the estate agent from whom you are buying the property.


Most firms of solicitors also have close working relationships with one or two building society branch managers. They, too, will probably be arranging for relatively large sums of money to be deposited they may also be able to pull a . . .... see: Mortgage providers - where to look

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