Clydesdale Bank Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the CML and professional indemnity insures. It is a unique risk management tool.

This software is the only way you can demonstrate to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with automatic updates on Clydesdale Bank’s changes. Notwithstanding that using the tool is not a prerequisite for Clydesdale Bank , demonstrating you can stay up to date with Clydesdale Bank’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your panel application and, more importantly, safeguard your panel status.

COMPLETIONmonitor creates real-time alerts, automatically produces compliance and CQS reports, and will enhance your firm's efficiency. It is also user friendly, cost-effective and, for many firms, leads to a PII saving.

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Banks and building societies often vary their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from Clydesdale Bank are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, frequently:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, Clydesdale Bank has made 294 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 9.3 days. In total, 50% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Clydesdale Bank have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Recent Changes Include

# Date Assoc. Changes Related To
5.14.9 29/11/2018 CML
16.3.2 11/03/2016 CML
16.3.7a 11/03/2016 CML
16.5.3d 11/03/2016 CML
17.2.1a 11/03/2016 CML
6.3.1 11/03/2016 CML
6.9.1 11/03/2016 CML Unknown Rights and Easements Indemnity Insurance
4.1 01/12/2014 CML
6.14.4 01/12/2014 CML
5.20.4 08/07/2013 CML

Last update 15/05/2019

Examples of recent questions relating to the Clydesdale Bank Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?
If you haven't yet instructed a solicitor to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer you're considering.
My property lawyer has informed me that he requires ID documents stating that this forms part of his obligations as a solicitor on the Clydesdale Bank Solicitor panel. Can this be correct?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing business. The Client Care letter that you need to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer is right that Clydesdale Bank also require certain documents to be viewed. If a you refuse to provide ID verification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to accept instructions from you. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with Clydesdale Bank CML Handbook requirements last updated on Clydesdale Bank
I see that you have a post code search directory identifying firms on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for my own conveyancing?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint.
I am buying a new build flat and getting a mortgage with Clydesdale Bank. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to made in you doing to conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel in your location.
Do conveyancing solicitors on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel work on a no sale no fee basis?
There is generally no requirements by lenders for their firms to operate on a no-sale-no-fee basis. There a small number of lenders who operate a very restricted conveyancing panel managed by a third party company (often termed in the industry as a ‘gatekeeper’). That third party may impose certain conditions such as non-sale-no fee on the panel firms. If you require this as a condition of your conveyancing then you should check with the conveyancing firm that this is part of their package
What are the common reasons for a lender such as Clydesdale Bank to withdraw a mortgage offer?
Lenders such as Clydesdale Bank can revoke their mortgage offer although this is unusual. If Clydesdale Bank withdraw their offer they may or may not inform you or the lawyer as to their reasoning. There are various possible reasons but here are a few examples:
  • Where information comes to Clydesdale Bank ‘s attention regarding the customers or the security that they were not aware of prior to offer that affects their original decision to lend
  • If the financial circumstances of the borrower have changed to the detriment and the Clydesdale Bank has been notified
  • If the borrower informs Clydesdale Bank of a change in security address
  • If the borrower informs Clydesdale Bank of a change in the loan amount agreed
  • Situations where information provided by the borrower that enabled the lender to make a lending decision is fraudulent, incorrect or misleading.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Clydesdale Bank. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event if you are getting a mortgage with Clydesdale Bank you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Clydesdale Bank conveyancing panel.