London Mortgages Forum


The Government has set out a clear agenda on improving the house buying and selling process in the UK and digitisation plays a critical part in this. The Directorate of Housing has stated speeding up the transaction will lead to reduced costs and stress and this is therefore an important strategic target.

Lauren Tombs will discuss HM Land Registry’s digital transformation programme, working towards their vision of a fully digital land registration service. She will focus on the ground-breaking Digital Street research and development project, exploring how emerging technology can help to realise this vision.

Now in their second year, the team are exploring the potential uses of blockchain, distributed ledgers, and smart contracts technology. The implementation of this strategy will impact not only on consumers but on all parts of the industry who are involved in the house buying process and this includes, brokers, lenders and conveyancers. Understanding the strategy, rationale and timescales is therefore critical to stakeholders making this a “not to be missed” session.

Geoff Dunnett from Shieldpay will be sharing customer centric technology solutions that have been adopted by lenders across Europe and how the use of open banking and mobile first approaches have driven customer engagement in these markets. The presentation will focus on how mortgage distributions through third party managed accounts stand to benefit the industry and how this is linked to the research and development activities of HM Land Registry.

Speakers include:

Geoff Dunnett, Real Estate Director, Shieldpay

Lauren Tombs, Senior Product Manager, Digital, Data and Technology Directorate, HM Land Registry

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