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Swift revamps e-ID system

Swift has revamped its e-ID facility following intermediary feedback.

Swift has enhanced the system to allow the input of an applicant’s UK passport and/or driving licence details when performing an e-ID search to improve the chances of a positive verification.

The system creates an e-ID Certificate where the results are customised to meet Swift’s specific risk based requirements.

John Webster, chief executive of Swift Group, says: “As part of our commitment to providing excellent service to all of our intermediaries, we have made these changes so that even more cases fit e-ID thus saving the need to deal with so much paper.

“As a lender it’s our job to remove obstacles from the path of intermediaries whenever and wherever possible and help more clients receive their funds sooner which in turn allows us to speed up our commission payments to brokers.”


Government outlines housing supply proposals

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CHL added to AToM panel

All Types of Mortgages has added CHL Mortgages to its main packaged panel. CHL Mortgages’ inclusion on AToM’s packaged panel will provide AToM with an onsite underwriter placed in its office. Dale Jannels, sales and marketing director at ATom, says: “We are delighted to now be able to offer products from CHL. Its latest addition […]

Woolwich launches B2L fix and track mortgage

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Lloyds TSB texts to keep consumers informed

Lloyds TSB has launched a mobile text service for customers that aims to take the stress out of the home buying process.The free service gives customers updates on their mortgage applications through regular text messages to their mobile phones.Customers applying for new mortgages through Lloyds TSB branches or by telephone will receive text alerts when […]


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