Negotiations between HLP and Abbey National were officially concluded last week.
Steve Hoare, managing director of HLP, said: “I am delighted to have Abbey National on board. This means that our intermediaries will have access to a wider range of prime and specialist products and should mean that we are now able to cater for the overwhelming majority of borrowers.
Abbey National is the 23rd lender to join forces with HLP. Other companies that have signed exclusive deals with HLP include Cheltenham & Gloucester, Britannic Money, Leeds & Holbeck Building Society, Platform Home Loans, Capital Home Loans, Verso, Mortgage Express, The Mortgage Business, First National Mortgage Company, Mortgages PLC, Preferred Mortgages, igroup, Kensington Mortgage Company and Southern Pacific Mortgages.
Hoare said: “We are talking to a number of other players and are confident that we will have more announcements to make in the very near future. Our overall goal is to become a household name for consumers. With the likes of the Abbey now on board, we have gone a small way to achieving that goal.”