Sir George with Phil Ahern, Sales Manager of Winterthur Life in Basingstoke, demonstrating at Haart’s Andover office the computer programme developed by Winterthur to help people buy houses.
“This programme helps people who are thinking of buying a house or moving to discover how much they can sensibly borrow; and gives a quote for the mortgage, as well as related policies – endowment, mortgage protection etc. It is a one-stop service for those who don’t want to shop around for the individual components. I welcome this innovative way of taking some of the hassle and uncertainty out of house purchase.”
Sir George was told by Haart’s sales staff that the housing market in and around Andover was buoyant, with a shortage of houses coming onto the market.