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LMS partners with National Counties Group

LMS partners with National Counties Group

LMS has partnered with National Counties Building Society and the Family Building Society.

01 Dec 2016

Vida Homeloans partners with e.surv

Vida Homeloans partners with e.surv

e.surv has partnered with Vida Homeloans to become the new mortgage lender's lead valuer and panel manager.

28 Nov 2016

Barclays introduces free residential valuations

Barclays introduces free residential valuations

Barclays Mortgages has today introduced free valuations for residential purchase cases up to the value of £2m, helping homebuyers to save up to £930.

17 Oct 2016

Political turmoil - and the future for conveyancing

Political turmoil - and the future for conveyancing

It’s been interesting to see the conveyancing industry working as something of a collective over the last week or so, seemingly intent on tackling the slowdown in the housing market and laying the blame firmly at the door of George Osborne (with a dash of David Cameron thrown in for good measure).

13 Oct 2016

LMS and Monmouthshire BS extend relationship

LMS and Monmouthshire BS extend relationship

Conveyancing panel management specialist LMS has extended its partnership with Monmouthshire Building Society, following a successful two-year collaboration.

10 Oct 2016

LMS extends partnership with Ipswich BS

LMS extends partnership with Ipswich BS

LMS has expanded its partnership with Ipswich Building Society by providing its general panel management service, Panel Link, to the Society.

05 Oct 2016

Former LV= employee charged with bribery over data leak

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Former LV= employee charged with bribery over data leak

A former LV= employee has been charged with bribery offences following an investigation by the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department into the suspected leak of confidential data to a claims management company.

21 Sep 2016

TFC to offer £1m in free legals through new intermediary club

TFC to offer £1m in free legals through new intermediary club

TFC Homeloans is offering brokers up to £1m in free legals for remortgage clients over a six-month period.

15 Sep 2016

Bankhall and PMS launch DA compliance support service

Bankhall and PMS launch DA compliance support service

Bankhall has announced the launch of Mortgage & Protection Assist, a new compliance support service developed in partnership with PMS Mortgage Club for firms who are directly authorised by the FCA.

08 Sep 2016

Legal & General Conveyancing Services launches

Legal & General Conveyancing Services launches

Legal & General Mortgage Club is expanding its conveyancing proposition with the launch of the launch of Legal & General Conveyancing Services, offering brokers a bespoke solution for their conveyancing needs.

06 Sep 2016

 

PwC fined £2.3m over subprime lender audits

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PwC fined £2.3m over subprime lender audits

The Financial Reporting Council has fined PricewaterhouseCoopers £2.3m over auditing failures relating to subprime lender Cattles and its subsidiary Welcome Financial Services in 2007.

31 Aug 2016

The Right Mortgage expands compliance team

The Right Mortgage expands compliance team

The Right Mortgage and Protection Network has appointed two new compliance managers.

23 Aug 2016

Industry calls for delay on non-dom IHT reforms

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Industry calls for delay on non-dom IHT reforms

The Government should delay the introduction of the non-domicile reforms until 2018 so that they can be more carefully considered, argues London Chartered Accountants Blick Rothenberg.

23 Aug 2016

New lender BlueZest adopts EDM's valuation platform

New lender BlueZest adopts EDM's valuation platform

Specialist online mortgage lender BlueZest has partnered with EDM Mortgage Support Services to use its Residential Valuation Exchange.

19 Aug 2016

Advisers aiding tax avoidance face 100% fines

Advisers aiding tax avoidance face 100% fines

Accountants and advisers who enable their clients to avoid tax will face tough penalties under new government proposals announced today.

17 Aug 2016

Prudential launches due diligence guides for advisers

Prudential launches due diligence guides for advisers

Prudential has commissioned four new guides to support financial advisers in meeting their due diligence requirements.

03 Aug 2016

Fighting fraud means everyone is better off

Fighting fraud means everyone is better off

In all the client’s excitement around any potential house purchase there will often be a realisation that the legal nature of the transaction is something of a mystery.

29 Jul 2016

TenetLime adds Broker Conveyancing to panel

TenetLime adds Broker Conveyancing to panel

Broker Conveyancing has been added to the conveyancing panel of mortgage and protection specialists TenetLime.

11 Jul 2016

Court of Appeal issues 'landmark judgement' on negligent valuations

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Court of Appeal issues 'landmark judgement' on negligent valuations

A Court of Appeal judgment in a professional negligence case will have "wide-ranging ramifications across the lending industry", according to law firm Rosling King.

01 Jul 2016

Belmont Green partners with ULS ahead of launch

Belmont Green partners with ULS ahead of launch

ULS Technology has signed a five-year agreement with challenger mortgage lender Belmont Green to provide its proprietary conveyancing comparison technology platform, eConveyancer.

30 Jun 2016

Goldsmith Williams launches dedicated Precise bridging team

Goldsmith Williams launches dedicated Precise bridging team

Goldsmith Williams has announced the launch of a dedicated bridging team for Precise Mortgages with the appointment of Tara McDermott and Emma Lynch as Team Precise Bridging.

22 Jun 2016

Fluent Money cuts fraud risks with new technology

Fluent Money cuts fraud risks with new technology

Fluent Money is aiming to cut identity fraud by investing in an ID scanning solution to check documents confirming identity requested by lenders.

22 Jun 2016

Landlord group to take action against trio of lenders

Landlord group to take action against trio of lenders

The Property 118 Action Group are crowdfunding to take action against Skipton, the Bank of Ireland and Manchester Building Society, for making "unlawful" changes to their mortgage terms.

10 Jun 2016

West Brom loses legal battle over BTL tracker rates

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West Brom loses legal battle over BTL tracker rates

West Bromwich Building Society has lost a Court of Appeal case against a group of around 400 landlords after it increased rates on its buy-to-let tracker.

08 Jun 2016

TMA launches conveyancing panel

TMA launches conveyancing panel

TMA has today announced the re-launch of its conveyancing panel.

07 Jun 2016

John Charcol to launch legal service

John Charcol to launch legal service

New conveyancing service John Charcol Legal will launch later this month in association with ULS Technology.

02 Jun 2016

What's the big deal? Legal implications of Limited Company property purchase

What's the big deal? Legal implications of Limited Company property purchase

Although the examination of title acting for a Limited Company is the same as when acting for a private individual, there are a number of differences and added complexities which quite often result in solicitors charging more for Limited Companies.

13 May 2016

Conveyancing Association launches cyberfraud protocol

Conveyancing Association launches cyberfraud protocol

The Conveyancing Association has launched new protocol which seeks to provide CA member firms with information on how criminals operate and the measures that can be taken to avoid being victims of fraud and cyber-crime.

06 May 2016

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