Society to offer procuration fees on product transfers

Society to offer procuration fees on product transfers

Darlington Building Society, which was named Specialist Mortgage Provider of the Year at last year’s British Bank Awards, will now pay a 0.20 per cent procuration fee on product transfers for mortgages  maturing on or after 31 March 2020.

Paying the fee allows the Society to ensure all members have access to whole of market advice throughout the lifetime of their mortgage and the process is quick and hassle free for the broker too.

Darren Ditchburn, the Society’s Chief Customer Officer, said: “Borrowers’ circumstances - as well as market conditions - change over time and therefore it’s important that borrowers have access to a full range of mortgage advice options at all times of the mortgage lifecycle.”

The Society is currently issuing maturity information packs to all members whose mortgages expire on or after 31 March 2020. The packs contain a unique reference number that brokers, subject to the customer’s authority, can use to submit a product transfer request online. 

On a like-for-like transfer, there will be no further client credit checks to undertake, and no added legal or valuation costs. Payments for the transfer will be paid within 10 working days of the product transfer taking place.

Mr Ditchburn added: “We understand the crucial role brokers play in reviewing and advising borrowers on their options at the product maturity stage and are therefore pleased to be able to pay procuration fees where this service has been provided to our members.”

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