Virgin Money has announced a new partnership with Countrywide Surveying Services to support new build, custom build and shared ownership borrowers. The move follows the lender launching a range of custom build and shared ownership products last month.

Countrywide will provide a specialist and operational team dedicated to all new home valuation instructions, supporting borrowing on properties in the sectors.

Countrywide Surveying Services managing director Paul Wareham says: “We’re delighted to have been chosen by Virgin Money and to be working together to help more people achieve their dream of owning their own home. Our partnership demonstrates our joint commitment to continue improving and transforming the way we deliver our services for the benefit of our customers.”

For every custom build and shared ownership mortgage completion, Virgin Money is donating £100 to Crisis, a national charity for homeless people. Virgin Money’s partners BuildLoan, Countrywide and Eversheds will also make additional donations for every Custom Build completion through Virgin Money, taking the total donation to £150 per loan.