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11th September 2012

Hertfordshire based, Charleston Financial Services is one of 18 brokers to have been selected for Shawbrook Bank's Strategic Partner programme, based on the particularly high quality of applications and successful conversion rates.
Shawbrook is a specialist savings and lending bank that offers it’s customers a modern take on the traditional banking model. The bank is committed to making it more straightforward for credit-worthy small businesses to borrow, and offers a range of lending products and savings accounts for individual and small business customers.

Shawbrook launched the Strategic Partnership programme for its network of commercial mortgage brokers, to recognise and reward those with the highest quality of work and ability to achieve a high conversion rate of new applications to successful loan completion. Charleston Financial is the only broker in the area to join the programme.

Shaw brook distributes its lending products through brokers rather than using a branch network, which means the bank can act quickly and efficiently when a loan is needed.

James Hardwick from Charleston Financial said:
“We are proud to have been chosen as a strategic partner by Shawbrook Bank. It is refreshing in the current market to have a strong relationship such as the one we have with Shawbrook who are continuously working to improve both their customer offering by supporting and working with brokers. As a strategic partner we are now able to offer our customers a streamline and efficient mortgage process and at the same time reward our introducers for choosing Charleston Financial to package their Shawbrook cases.”

Stephen Johnson, Managing Director of Commercial Lending at Shawbrook Bank, said:
"Brokers are a lynchpin in our business and we value their knowledge and market expertise. For our brokers and for Shawbrook, efficiency is key to completing deals and we launched the Strategic Partner programme to recognise and encourage the highest quality of business. We are excited to be able to reward Charleston Financial as one of the highest performers. We remain committed to working with all of our brokers and intermediaries to provide straightforward, no-nonsense banking to businesses and individuals in the UK."

For further information please contact or contact Charleston Financial directly on 0800 612 3167

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