SBVS – the joint venture between Sesame Bankhall Group and the SDL Group, launched in 2011 – has been chosen by the Yorkshire Building Society Group to be their lead panel manager for valuation services in a new partnership commencing 1st November 2016.
SBVS will manage a panel of chartered surveyors providing comprehensive coverage within Yorkshire Building Society’s lending heartland as well as across the whole of the UK. It will deliver a service that is focused on each customer’s specific requirements, enabling them to choose the most appropriate type of valuation or survey for their individual needs.
Jane Benjamin, Head of Lender Relationships at Sesame Bankhall Group and SBVS, said: “Sesame Bankhall Valuation Services is now firmly established as a market-leading panel management business with a solid reputation for delivering a professional and efficient service. We share Yorkshire Building Society’s commitment to ensuring customers are looked after at every step of the house buying process. We are looking forward to building on the strong relationship we already have with Yorkshire Building Society Group as we work closely together on a range of exciting new initiatives for their customers.”
Simon Jackson, Operations Director at SBVS, commented: We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to develop our relationship further with The Yorkshire Building Society Group, in our role as lead panel manager. The YBSG brand is a strong one which is supported by principles and beliefs that dovetail closely with our own. We’re excited to be working more closely with a like-minded partner and we’re keen to begin adding value and contributing towards achieving the society’s future goals and aspirations.”
Ian Fergusson BSc FRICS, Chief Surveyor at SBVS added: “I am delighted that YBS Group has selected SBVS to act as lead panel manager and look forward to building a successful and positive relationship that delivers benefits to the customer and client alike.”