DB UK Bank Conveyancing Lender Panel Compliance Tool

COMPLETIONmonitor is web-based pre- and post-completion checklist for residential conveyancing lawyers. Supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and PI insurers. COMPLETIONmonitor is a unique risk management tool.

This software assists the way you can prove to lender panels that you are, and can stay fully compliant with their instructions, with automatic updates on DB UK Bank’s changes. While utilising this technology is not a condition for being on the DB UK Bank panel, demonstrating you can remain up to date with DB UK Bank’s Handbook requirements is a helpful support to your panel application and, just as importantly, safeguard your firm’s panel status.

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

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Mortgage companies often change their requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements from DB UK Bank are not guidelines, they are instructions from a client. As with many clients, instructions can change - and they do change, over time:

A Timeline of Policy Changes


Since 2008, DB UK Bank has made 190 revisions or additions to sections of their version of the CML Handbook.
That equates to a section change every 14.4 days. In total, 38% of the sections of P2 of the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for DB UK Bank have been changed since 15/12/2008.

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Common questions asked concerning the DB UK Bank Conveyancing Panel from members of the public

A conveyancer I wanted to use for conveyancing on a purchase said she would charge more if my lender is due to their unusual legal requirements. Will I regret using DB UK Bank? Is DB UK Bank conveyancing so much more difficult?
DB UK Bank conveyancing requirements for their panel are no better or no more complicated than most lenders. It is the case now the CML Handbook, the "bible" used by solicitors to establish lender requirements, is different for each lender. It is not clear if your lawyer is on the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel. If they are not, this does add further risk of delay as DB UK Bank will appoint their own solicitors to look after their interest.
We are only a couple days away from an exchange and my parents having sent the 10% deposit to my lawyer. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my lawyer needs to disclose this to my lender DB UK Bank. Apparently, being on the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel and acting on their behalf he must inform DB UK Bank if the balance of the mortgage advance is not just from me. I advised the bank about my parent’s contribution when I applied for the home loan so is it really necessary for him to raise this?
Your lawyer is obliged to check with DB UK Bank to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. Your solicitor can only report this to DB UK Bank if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
I require the services of a DB UK Bank panel solicitor in Stirling. Could you help me?
It is not clear why you need a DB UK Bank panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to DB UK Bank to find out which solicitors in DB UK Bank are on their panel. If you do find such a firm not listed please direct them to our site to list. After all the cost is only one £1 a month
I am buying a terraced house and getting a mortgage with DB UK Bank. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing you will have to appoint a solicitor on the DB UK 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 DB UK Bank conveyancing panel in your location.
I had instructed online conveyancers based in Birmingham who are on the DB UK Bank solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a separate fee of £135 for dealing with the DB UK Bank mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by DB UK Bank?
Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your solicitors can charge a fee for this. This fee is not set by DB UK Bank but by your lawyers. Some firms on the DB UK Bank will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
Do most lenders operate their own panel of solicitors?
Many lenders do operate a restricted conveyancing panel but a lot of lenders allow any solicitors to join their panel so long as they meet their criteria. Each lender sets their own criteria. For example the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel requirements are different to DB UK Bank’s conveyancing panel criteria.
Planning on purchasing a house with a mortgage with DB UK Bank. I have received an online quote from a licensed conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that they are on the DB UK Bank conveyancing panel