Do you have a choice?

We have noticed a number of purchasers are having to use a panel solicitor chosen by HSBC when agreeing to use their mortgage products.

I even have a client who is having to use two different solicitors on his sale and purchase because of this. Ultimately this is slowing down transactions; as purchasers are unable to use their own solicitor who they know and trust.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/jan/11/hsbc-approved-solicitors-panel-conveyancing