Craig Underwood, who is the managing director at Optima Legal, has spoken of the company's delight at teaming up with Kent Reliance, the specialist mortgage provider and part of OneSavings Bank.
Mr Underwood says the company is relishing the opportunity to deliver a service based on a proven track record in reliable remortgage and property solutions for the UK’s banking sector.
He was speaking after it was announced that Kent Reliance, the specialist mortgage provider and part of OneSavings Bank plc, has introduced a fees assisted remortgage product range. The new service is aimed at delivering a better service with regards to residential and standard BTL applications as part of its ongoing campaign to create a slicker application process for brokers.
Clients looking to remortgage a property, whether mortgaged or unencumbered, up to the value of £500,000, will benefit from a refund of their standard valuation fee within 30 days of the successful completion of their mortgage.
They will also benefit from a fee assisted legal service via Optima Legal, who will deal with the standard legal requirements of remortgages, resulting in a faster and more simplified legal process.
And Mr Underwood said: “Optima have a proven track record in delivering reliable remortgage and property servicing for the UK’s banking sector. We really are delighted to be working closely with OneSavings Bank and to be supporting Kent Reliance through our market leading fees assisted remortgage service and look forward to sharing our vast knowledge and unique understanding of the customer journey with them.”
Meanwhile, Adrian Moloney, who is the sales director for OneSavings Bank plc, says that he envisages the new partnership as one which will flourish, adding that the benefits of the cutting edge technology available will be a huge boon to business.
He said: “We are thrilled to be working with Optima Legal. Following a rigorous selection process, Optima’s high standards of service and innovative use of technology to provide an excellent customer experience made them a natural choice.
"This partnership marks yet another conscious step towards helping brokers to reduce costs and complete remortgages more quickly for their clients."
*Kent Reliance and krbs are UK trading brands of OneSavings Bank plc. These brands maintain a link to parent company's history through Kent Reliance Building Society of financial products to the people of Kent for more than 150 years and more recently the whole of the country.