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KEYWORD "Compliance" - 100 RESULTS
Are property firms strengthening financial crime measures with comprehensive business checks?

Regulated firms across all sectors will be well aware of Know Your Customer (KYC) checks and their importance in combatting financial...

13 April 2024

From: Features

 AML warning as hundreds of agents hit with HMRC fines

An anti-money laundering (AML) expert has queried why there is a reluctance among estate agents to accept and follow AML responsibilities. It...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Price hikes and fake images - Six red flags to avoid a rental scam

2023 was the highest year on record for ‘rental scam’ searches in the UK, with an increase of 11% from 2022...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Material Information Guidance - Is compliance a legal obligation?

In his third and final article in this 3-part series, David Beaumont looks at the legal statues of Material Information Guidance. ...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Agency software provider launches embedded Property Information Questionnaires

Estate agency software provider Street.co.uk has launched a fully automated and integrated Property Information Questionnaire (PIQs)  that can be accessed directly...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Material Information Guidance - A Critical View

In the first of a short series of articles, David Beaumont, managing director of Compliance Matters, casts a professional eye over...

23 March 2024

From: Features

How estate agents can help win the war on financial crime

Financial crime within the property sector is on the rise and the stats are alarming. According to data from Apex Bridging,...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Common Pitfalls: Avoiding Fines in UK Property Transactions

As you begin the process of property transactions in the UK, it's important to understand potential pitfalls that may result in...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Propertymark updates Property Information Questionnaire

Propertymark updates Property Information QuestionnairePropertymark has updated its Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ) in light of the latest part B and C...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

For long-term growth, join the culture club

“I like finance. I find it intellectually interesting – there’s lots of numbers and that’s great.” That sentence coming out of the...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Property platform offers agents free AML checks

OneDome is offering free digital know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) checks for estate agents using its various home buying services.  The...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

More than 3,000 estate agents at risk of fines and prison for failing to register with HMRC for AML supervision

Digital compliance specialist SmartSearch can help estate agents comply quickly and efficiently Around one in five estate agents are not registered for...

24 February 2024

From: Features

Agency app launches material information report

HOP (the Home Owner’s Passport) has released its upgraded material information report to support agents with Trading Standards compliance. The list of...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Secure share product aims to boost agency referrals and speed up sales

Client compliance platform Thirdfort has launched its updated Secure share product to help estate agents boost referrals through the secure sharing...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Are estate agents too trusting of long-term clients?

There’s no question that trust is the bedrock of any longstanding client relationship. It is built on delivering on your promises...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Client Accounting – what are your options?

The benefits for letting agents to outsource their client accounting is well documented, however with an increasing number of options available,...

31 January 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Rightmove schedules AML webinar

Rightmove and FCS Compliance have launched the latest in their series of anti-money laundering (AML) webinars. The events are free for Rightmove...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: 'Whatever makes you and your business unique – aim to maximise it this year'

After a difficult 2023, the property market has been buoyed by a triple-boost in the early days of 2024.  According to the...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to take GDPR more seriously

Estate and letting agents are being urged to take data protection rules more seriously. It comes as the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Overseas property ownership register hits 30,000 milestone

The Register of Overseas Entities has hit the 30,000 registration milestone. The register, which is administered by Companies House, came into force...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency training platform launches new consumer regulation course

The Able Agent has launched a Consumer Protection Regulations (CPR) guidance short course to support agents amid new Trading Standards material...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

TPO expels two property firms

Two London firms have been expelled from The Property Ombudsman (TPO) for failing to pay compensation to consumers. This brings the total...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

AML platform adds material information tools

Anti-money laundering platform (AML) Credas Technologies has launched a material information function, helping estate agents to get ahead of the latest...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

How investing in a CRM is the best way to NTS compliance

I think we can all agree that the National Trading Standards Material Information reforms are a good thing for the property...

06 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

The Guild unveils learning platform to boost industry standards

The Guild of Property Professionals has launched a new learning platform to help boost agent knowledge and skills.  It includes the Guild's...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to check PI cover amid rise in cyberattacks

The Guild of Property Professionals is urging estate agents across the UK to be on high alert as cyberattacks targeting the...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Lack of communication slowing down sale completion times - claim

Estate agents spend almost half their working day chasing or being chased for issues as a new report highlights concerns about...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove launches consumer compliance course for agents

Rightmove has launched a course for estate and letting agents to help them understand and remain compliant with the Consumer Protection...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Top tips to promote the real value of your letting agency

The role of a residential landlord has changed considerably over the years. What was once a relatively straightforward means of generating...

18 November 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today - Three undeniable benefits of utilising integrations within your techstack

Digital transformation is now happening at a monumental pace, and dependence on technology is growing to new heights. In fact, the...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Lawyers are too slow, homebuyers claim

The conveyancing process has been highlighted as a key pain point among buyers in the property transaction process. Research by anti-money laundering...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Client money accounting made easy with PayProp

A client account is essential to your lettings business, but the rules and regulations you need to follow to keep this...

26 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Owners and Landlords pay dearly for Sunak’s eco U-turn - claim

The government should reverse some of its latest energy efficiency policies so owners, landlords and tenants can enjoy cheaper fuel bills The...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

SmartSearch launches innovative new solution to help estate agents and conveyancers detect dirty money

Leading digital compliance firm SmartSearch has launched an innovative new solution to help professionals working within the UK property sector to...

30 September 2023

From: Features

New compliance product aims to spot regulatory gaps for agents

Compliancy expert Legal Eye has launched a new product to help agents ensure they are properly following all rules and regulations. Its...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill

Introduced to Parliament in May, the Renters (Reform) Bill seeks to improve the private rental sector for both tenants and landlords....

15 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agents Do Charity - solid foundations

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

What should agents be doing to stay compliant with AML regulations?

As money laundering compliance marks its twentieth year, more and more estate agents are being fined for breaches of HMRC’s ID...

09 September 2023

From: Features

Propertymark extends conference season

Propertymark has doubled its regional conference programme for 2023. Working in partnership with Rightmove, the agency trade body will now host 10...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir boosts financial services brand with latest acquisition

Belvoir Group PLC has expanded its financial services network with the acquisition of MAB (South West) Ltd for £1m.   This follows...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Investing in Cyber Security: Reapit’s unyielding commitment to safeguarding data

By Dawson Scott, CTO of Reapit. As the Chief Technology Officer of Reapit, I have always held the view that the privacy,...

19 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Selective Licensing: What you need to know

In recent years, the UK private rented sector has witnessed a significant increase in government regulation aimed at raising standards for...

12 August 2023

From: Features

A Market-leading ecosystem for estate agents

At iamproperty we are excited to share the announcement of our future innovation strategy and vision, continuing our commitment to transform...

10 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Conveyancers face ‘too many complaints’ about undertaking breaches

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has warned it is receiving “too many complaints” about breaches of undertakings by solicitors. The regulator...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New strategic partnership aims to boost agency compliance

Client onboarding and verification tool LandmarkAgent has announce a strategic partnership with CRM provider Street.co.uk. The collaboration will enable agency users to...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Are open APIs the gateway to mass opportunities?

Whether you realise it or not, APIs have helped make your day possible.  Reflect on everything you’ve done today online. On your...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Document reviews don’t stop at AML checks, agents warned

Agents are being urged to increase their efforts when it comes to checking documents to avoid potential claims. Paul Offley, compliance officer...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Answers on a postcard please, Minister

Housing Minister Rachel Maclean MP is probably looking forward to her summer break this year. But wherever she's going and whatever she's...

29 July 2023

From: Features

New video series addresses agency compliance issues

Sales management hub mio has launched a new video series featuring compliance consultant and industry trainer Michael Day from Integra Property...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agency AML fines on the rise

The average anti-money laundering (AML) fine issued to estate agents for non-compliance so far during 2022/23 has already crept beyond the...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Upfront material information is a huge opportunity - here's why

Parts B and C of Material Information guidance are on the horizon and expected to come into play this autumn. I caught...

15 July 2023

From: Features

Estate agents need to know: How can digital ID tools help you with AML?

Tackling economic crime is part of the day job for estate agents. But how can the latest digital ID tools help...

12 July 2023

From: Features

Unlocking success: capabilities an ideal CRM toolbox should offer

CRMs can be superheroes for your business, but not all of them possess the necessary powers to save the day. As...

11 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agents invited to one-of-a-kind industry compliance webinar

Propertymark is working with an Anti-Money Laundering service to stage a webinar for agents wanting to know more about compliance. At the...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove launches webinar series to mark ‘legislation month’

Rightmove has revealed details of a series of webinars throughout July for agents that are focused on legislation and compliance. A number...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

eXp UK unveils 'teams' strategy

Self-employed agency brand eXp has unveiled a new approach to attract recruits. Speaking at the end of the eXp UK roadshow last...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Biometric Checks: Adding Some Magic to KYC and AML Compliance for Estate Agents

Step right up and witness the extraordinary world of Estate Agents as they embrace the power of biometric checks, turning the...

28 June 2023

From: Features

Agent expelled from redress scheme after buyer complaint

Just one agent was expelled from The Property Ombudsman (TPO) redress scheme in the latest quarter. TPO has revealed that Price Point...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Street CRM users given access to compliance tools

CRM provider Street.co.uk has partnered with Smart Compliance to give agents access to its tools. With the integration of Smart Compliance into...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Details revealed for latest Rightmove AML webinar

Anti-money laundering (AML) specialist FCS Compliance has unveiled the latest in its series of collaborative webinars with Rightmove. The next session on...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks set for stock market exit

Purplebricks ended its life on the stock market with a share price of 0.30p. It comes as the controversial online brand officially...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Material information rules will help agents justify higher fees - claim

Providing material information upfront could help agents charge higher fees and even reduce their carbon footprint, while those not complying could...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal expert: Will latest AML fines be ‘wake-up call’ for estate agents?

HMRC data showing more than £1m of anti-money laundering (AML) fines to estate and lettings agents should be a “wake-up call”...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Landmark aims to modernise conveyancing payments

Landmark Information Group has partnered with payment processor Shieldpay. The partnership aims to provide faster and more transparent conveyancing payments. Shieldpay’s digital platform,...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Olympic sailing champion aims to make waves in estate agency

Olympic sailing gold medallist Eilidh McIntyre has embarked on a new adventure as she joins Henry Adams estate agency.  Eilidh, who won...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Is your letting business still compliant?

Following publication of the Renter’s Reform Bill and the media coverage surrounding it, many agents and their landlords will understandably have...

27 May 2023

From: Features

The Able Agent unveils white label training platform

The Able Agent has launched a white label training platform for firms to provide more branded and personalised content. The product, In-House...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

EA Masters hits the road with agency masterplan

The team behind the Best Estate Agent Guide is set to host an inaugural series of roadshows. The EA Masters team is...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Why a traditional KYC approach is no longer fit for purpose for property firms

Amidst mounting regulatory pressure and the escalating threat of financial crime, property firms must embrace innovation to protect themselves and their...

13 May 2023

From: Features

Rightmove agent qualification now Propertymark approved

Rightmove’s Level 3 Certificate for Estate and Lettings Agents (CELA) has been officially recognised by trade body Propertymark, alongside Propertymark Qualifications. The...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Tackling fraud in the current climate - what’s the reality for agents?

Property fraud is a significant risk for agents, particularly as fake IDs become increasingly prevalent, and the economic climate remains challenging....

06 May 2023

From: Features

Finding relief from client money anxiety

Letting agents are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to opening a client account and getting Client...

06 May 2023

From: Features

10 reasons to ditch paper-based tenancy documents

Despite most businesses across industry now adopting some form of digital alternative to traditional work methods, many in the private rental...

03 May 2023

From: Features

The laborious legislation that continues to threaten the PRS

Landlords are exiting the market in droves. According to an accountancy firm who analysed HMRC data, 70,000 buy-to-let landlords left the sector...

29 April 2023

From: Features

New agency AML service pledges to pay fines for own errors

A new product to help agents meet their anti-money laundering (AML) responsibilities has launched. Lifetime Legal has unveiled Smart Compliance, which advises...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

New agency AML product aims to reduce risk of fines

Sales progression service ASAP has launched a new anti-money laundering (AML) product to help agents comply with due diligence requirements and...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to conduct health and safety checks on listings

Agents are being reminded to conduct health and safety checks on their listings as well as in the office. This is according...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed – what estate agents need to know to succeed at compliance in 2023

The dreaded ‘C word’ – compliance – has been facing Estate Agents for years now and it’s not going anywhere. Looking ahead...

15 April 2023

From: Features

70% of compliance professionals fear the growing threat of cryptocurrency-enabled money laundering.

New data shows that a large majority of compliance professionals are worried about the crypto-currency related money laundering. The survey, which gathered...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Government ‘working with’ Trading Standards on conditional selling

The issue of conditional selling in estate agency has hit Westminster. There have been several reports in recent months about agents requiring...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers ‘failing buyers on sewage tank rules’ - claim

Lawyers are warning of a growing number of incidents of septic tank conveyancing negligence, which could prove costly for homebuyers. House buyers...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

8 common survey issues and how to resolve them

As an estate agent, you know that securing the sale is just step one of a successful journey. But with issues...

01 April 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today: How the right tech can help with compliance challenges

One of the main advantages of a PropTech solution is being able to automate the time-intensive and repetitive jobs that employees...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Leader who’s been at the cutting edge for 25 years

Deepak Chandrababu is no stranger to problem-solving. He’s been doing it for 25 years. As Chief Operating Officer of Technology Blueprint Ltd....

15 March 2023

From: Features

Do you have a plan of action for the year ahead?

With no ease up on the cost of living crisis, understandably many agents’ primary concern is whether or not their tenants...

11 March 2023

From: Features

Agenda-setting campaign exposes AML loopholes

SmartSearch, the UK’s leading provider of digital compliance, has published an agenda-setting whitepaper to highlight the anti-money laundering shortcomings and sanctions...

25 February 2023

From: Features

Agency network issues website compliance warning

The Guild of Property Professionals has issued a reminder to agents about the importance of their websites remaining compliant. The property network...

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency app promises ‘instant messaging revolution’

A new instant messaging platform has been launched that aims to change the way estate agents manage communications with customers and...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

What is keeping estate agents awake at night in 2023?

Two of the biggest challenges facing the property industry right now are fraud and money laundering. The scale of these activities is...

15 February 2023

From: Features

Propertymark unveils agency management qualification

Propertymark has launched a new management qualification for agents. Propertymark Qualifications is now offering a multi-discipline Level 4 Certificate in Property Agency...

15 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency franchise brand launches training academy

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has launched a group-wide online training academy for its brands and agents. All brands within the group...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm unveils 'sale-ready' features for agents

Proptech firm iamproperty has launched a new legal preparation module to its movebutler onboarding and sales progression platform. The aim is to...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Major agency vows to be ROPA ‘early adopter’

Agency brand Knight Frank has pledged to be one of the first adopters if minimum standards and qualifications are introduced in...

23 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Don’t leave AML checks to your accountant, agents advised

Agents are being urged to keep an eye on their HMRC Government Gateway Account to ensure they don’t miss messages and...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Merger and acquisitions become more popular in times of uncertainty - here's why

With the property market showing signs of a slow-down and the economic outlook rather uncertain, we spoke to Lucy Noonan, founder...

18 January 2023

From: Features

AML 'oversights' push up agency fines - claim

The average anti-money laundering (AML) fine issued to the estate agency sector for non-compliance has started to climb, reversing the previous...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

FCS Compliance and National Crime Agency to present Rightmove webinar

FCS Compliance and the National Crime Agency (NCA) have joined forces to present the first Rightmove anti-money laundering (AML) webinar of...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Why Material Information could make 2023 a Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve recharged the batteries and have a shiny list of resolutions to make 2023 as successful...

04 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! What property professionals want for 2023 

An interest rate drop is top of the new year wish list among property professionals, a survey claims. A webinar poll among...

29 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the five biggest property moments of 2022

As we get ever closer to 2023, this final Natter of the year is dedicated to the five biggest property moments of...

17 December 2022

From: Features

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