Estatesearch acquires Landmark Information’s Financial Asset Search business

Estatesearch, award winning, legal technology providers to private client practitioners, announces the acquisition of the Financial Asset Search business.

The acquisition and integration of Landmark Information’s Financial Asset Search into Estatesearch was finalised on 30th August 2021.

The past few months have seen Estatesearch’s expert team support the transition of Landmark’s valued clients to Estatesearch’s technology-driven asset and liability search, the Financial Profile Service.

The Financial Profile Service helps to ensure Personal Representatives fulfil their obligations to locate all the financial assets, past and present, as well as any liabilities in an estate. Providing a comprehensive and efficient search that delivers peace of mind while helping mitigate against the risk and costs of missed assets or liabilities.

The acquisition, which sees Estatesearch’s service now being used by over 1,400 firms across the UK, now provides legal professionals with the combined knowledge, expertise and benefits of two long standing businesses. Conducting a comprehensive search of financial institutions including banks, building societies, share registers, insurers and pension providers, for a simple and effective process for the bereaved and their advisers to speed up the estate administration journey.

Chris Loaring, MD, Landmark Information said:

“Landmark Information takes pride in placing our customers’ best interests at the heart of everything we do. As specialists in conveyancing and property information, we recognise the technical expertise of Estatesearch in wills, probate and court of protection services.

It is for this reason that we were delighted to select Estatesearch, with their award-winning Asset & Liability Search to provide this service to our clients, strengthening it with their own unique approach and data.”

Ben Furlong, Client Services Director, Estatesearch, said:

“We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Landmark Information’s Financial Asset Search Business, and the combined benefits this enables us to deliver all our clients. We are delighted to be able to extend the benefit of Estatesearch’s suite of searches and services, our continual innovation and development, and our emphasis on outstanding customer care to all our clients.

In addition to financial asset and liability searches, clients can use the Estatesearch Portal to access other service including Will Searches, Gazette Notices, Local Advertisements and Bankruptcy Searches, all in a single location. Reducing administration and saving time. We expect all our newly-acquired clients to benefit from the knowledge and experience of Estatesearch’s specialist team.”

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