SimplyBiz Mortgages has added Darlington Building Society to its lender panel.
Darlington specialises in self-employed and contractors and self-build through Buildstore, while it accepts foreign currency and will lend up to 85 on a repayment basis.
Martin Reynolds, chief executive of SimplyBiz Mortgages, said: “We work with a number of the smaller building societies and have found that their approach to personalised underwriting is very refreshing.
“The criteria areas in which Darlington is particularly strong will be welcomed by our Members, and provide them with the personal touch they need. Darlington’s age limits and use of foreign currency will be very useful.”
Colin Fyfe, chief executive at Darlington Building Society, added: “We are always looking at how we can build out relationships with the wider intermediary community and the opportunity to work with SimplyBiz Mortgages is part of that strategy.
“Their compliance support was a crucial factor in our decision as we look to work within the directly authorised market.”