Together has confirmed it will remain “open for business” as the UK enters its second lockdown.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has detailed that the second lockdown will commence from 5 November.

Moreover, Scotland announced its five-level COIVD-19 restrictions, which came into force in each of the country’s 32 local authorities this week, and Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has also announced a new national set of restrictions.

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Despite restrictions in place across the UK, the lender has outlined that it will continue lending across its commercial and personal finance divisions to customers in mainland UK.

Pete Ball, personal finance chief executive of Together, said: “We are committed to making our customers’ ambitions a reality by continuing to provide a normal service throughout the second lockdown.

“The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has confirmed that physical valuations of properties will continue throughout the month-long period, unlike in the first lockdown in March, when the property market effectively closed.

“Valuations will be subject to COVID-secure safety protocols, and we will be able to use desktop modelling and automatic valuations, when needed. We will also be able to use our in-house legal team to make sure applications can be processed as quickly as possible.”

Marc Goldberg, commercial chief executive of Together outlined that many of the lender’s staff would now be working from home.

He continued: “We will continue to offer our award-winning finance products to brokers, intermediaries and direct customers.

“All current applications will continue and we are here to support new applications as well, while keeping a keen eye on any government announcements in relation to any further lockdown measures.”