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E-soliciting expands to serve solicitors

Solicitors across the North and the Midlands can now take advantage of the UK&#39s fastest local search service that is being extended across the UK.

e-conveyancing system ONESEARCH Direct contains electronic information about all properties within the areas and will provide solicitors with local search information in five days for a flat fee of £100. The system&#39s information is updated daily ensuring accuracy and it operates under &#39no sale, no fee&#39 conditions. If the purchase is not completed there is no charge to the solicitor and their client.

Liz Mansell, a solicitor at York-based Ison Harrison, says: “E-conveyancing is knocking on the door. We use ONESEARCH to remain competitive. It&#39s cheaper, which is a huge bonus, and it&#39s quick.”

Conveyancers also benefit from the unrivalled protection available from ONESEARCH Direct. This includes a £5m personal indemnity insurance policy and a unique information accuracy warranty.

ONESEARCH Direct&#39s managing director, Ronnie Park, explains: “Conveyancing services in the UK have not moved with the times. The process of buying homes in England and Wales takes longer than anywhere in Europe.

“Our system will help to change this. ONESEARCH Direct is now the UK&#39s fastest growing local search service. We operate in 16 UK areas including London, the South-East and Greater Manchester, and in Scotland we already handle 45% of property searches.”

ONESEARCH Direct is being officially launched in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire between November 26 and December 4. It already covers Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, West Sussex, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and Greater Manchester.


Kensington signs deal with TMPC

Kensington Mortgages has signed a distribution and packaging deal with The Mortgage Placement Company.Brokers can access the full Kensington product range under the new arrangement, which the lender expects will pull in “significant” volumes of business.TMPC already has a branded lending relationship with Mortgages PLC, whose products overlap some of the Kensington range. But both […]

PMPA defends its position on BMS

The Professional Mortgage Packagers Association has hit back at claims that it is undermining the wider packaging community by supporting BM Solutions.Sub-prime packager The Finance Centre says the PMPA is wrong to back BMS&#39 &#39seal of approval&#39 campaign. Wayne Smethurst, senior partner at TFC, says: “For PMPA to back such a campaign is very naïve […]

IFA Promotion releases homeowner guide

IFA Promotion has produced a free guide offering homeowners advice on how best to protect their investment from potential changes in the housing market. House prices have risen around 85% over the last five years, with the average UK house now costing over £110,000. While those who bought early will have seen a sound return […]

FSA goes ahead with abolition of polarisation

The Financial Services Authority last week confirmed its decision to proceed with the abolition of the polarisation regime.In future, firms advising on packaged product business will be able to offer their customers a greater choice of product – and from as many providers as they wish.Announcing the decision at the annual dinner of the Association […]


Neptune video: Abenomics: the impetus for Japan’s fast-track recovery?

The remarkable performance of the TOPIX over the past year has caused many sceptical equity investors to look again at the Japanese market. These returns have come despite very significant problems facing the Japanese economy. Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund, discusses these problems and whether Abenomics will be able to overcome them, enabling the market to continue to rise.

In the video, Taylor addresses the following:

• The size and speed of Japan’s unprecedented monetary policy
• Abenomics and the implications should it fail
• Corporate Japan and beneficiaries of government policy


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