Press Releases

Displayed below are our current press releases.

Checkmate Signs Exclusive Contract With New Insurer

Press Release Date: 18th June 2015
Checkmate is delighted to confirm that on Wednesday 17th June 2015 Inter Hannover and Checkmate became partners for the provision of our suite of structural lat... Read Full Article

Ecobuild 2015

Press Release Date: 11th February 2015
Checkmate will be at Ecobuild this year on Tuesday 3rd March from 10:00 until 18:00. Read Full Article

Housing Development Conference and Exhibition 2014

Press Release Date: 7th July 2014
Checkmate are attending the Housing Development Conference and Exhibition 2014 in Coventry over the next two days, our Social Housing expert Dave McColl will be... Read Full Article

Follow Checkmate On Twitter - @checkmateuk

Press Release Date: 20th June 2014
"Follow" Checkmate on Twitter - @checkmateuk Whether you already have a Twitter account, or need a good excuse to open one, we would be delighted for you to Fo... Read Full Article

Merry Christmas from Checkmate

Press Release Date: 2nd December 2013
Click to view the 2013 Checkmate Christmas Card Checkmate has planted 800 trees in the UK this year, sorry we couldn't fit them all on the card. Read Full Article

Project Development Finance Delivered In 48 Hours

Press Release Date: 28th June 2013
Specialist development lender Regentsmead, is a Checkmate Strategic Partner. Read Full Article

Checkmate launches national tree planting scheme

Press Release Date: 24th May 2013
Checkmate is delighted to announce the launch of its national tree planting scheme. Read Full Article

Warranty Link Rule - To Be Abolished

Press Release Date: 6th February 2013
The Warranty Link Rule (WLR) which was brought in to force and administered by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in late 2005 is to be ... Read Full Article

Checkmate - the first and only Carbon Neutral new home warranty provider

Press Release Date: 6th February 2013
Checkmate has always been a low carbon solution by nature and continues its comittment to further reducing its carbon emissions year on year, relative... Read Full Article

Checkmate are exhibiting at EcoBuild

Press Release Date: 22nd February 2012
Checkmate, the UK's first & only carbon neutral new home warranty provider will be exhibiting at EcoBuild this year. Read Full Article

Scotland Retains Local Authorities As Only Verifiers

Press Release Date: 20th December 2011
A recent announcement from the Scottish Government confirmed that the Local Authorities would continue to be the only approved Verifiers of Building Standa... Read Full Article

Chartered Building Companies = Premium Discounts

Press Release Date: 19th April 2011
For almost every endeavour there is a code of some sort that sets out to govern it, the question for Checkmate is; do these codes prove useful in terms of reduc... Read Full Article

Free Electricity for 25 Years Plus

Press Release Date: 7th February 2011
We are all very much aware of the need to reduce our energy consumption and to use energy more wisely. Read Full Article

Castle 10 Receives Approval From Coventry Building Society

Press Release Date: 17th January 2011
Checkmate are delighted to confirm that with immediate effect the Coventry Building Society (including Godiva Mortgages) have granted Checkmate’s Castle 1... Read Full Article

Leeds Building Society Approves Castle 10

Press Release Date: 17th January 2011
Checkmate are delighted to confirm that with immediate effect the Leeds Building Society have granted Checkmate’s Castle 10 new home warranty approva... Read Full Article

Checkmate Membership Registration

Press Release Date: 13th January 2011
We all know how difficult today’s housing market is and I’m sure we are all trying our best to make the necessary changes to our businesses to be re... Read Full Article

The Housing Market and its overly strict Lending Criteria

Press Release Date: 11th January 2011
It is old news now that the housing market is stuck due to the strict lending criteria set by the lenders. Read Full Article

Checkmate Partners With Leading Provider Of Construction Industry Training

Press Release Date: 4th January 2011
Checkmate are pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with EMQC a leading provider of NVQ training facilities to the Construction Industry. Read Full Article

House Prices up and down they go, why?

Press Release Date: 30th December 2010
For as long as I can remember house prices have always been on a long term upward scale. Read Full Article

Checkmate's First Quarterly Newsletter

Press Release Date: 7th December 2010
Checkmate have released their first quarterly newsletter which aims to recap what we have managed to achieve during our first nine months. Read Full Article

Construction work, skilled or punishment?

Press Release Date: 3rd December 2010
There has been recent talk from the Justice Department about a suitable punishment for offenders sentenced to community service being to serve their time buildi... Read Full Article

New Home Warranty receives approval from RBS / NatWest

Press Release Date: 15th November 2010
Checkmate are delighted to confirm that with immediate effect RBS / NatWest have granted Checkmate’s Castle 10 new home warranty approval for mortgage pur... Read Full Article

Lenders

Press Release Date: 12th November 2010
Please find below a list of lenders who have approved the Castle 10 New Home Warranty(Updated November 2010)AbbeyAccord MortgagesAlliance & Leicester B... Read Full Article

Castle 10 Approved By Lloyds HBoS and Northern Rock

Press Release Date: 22nd October 2010
Checkmate are delighted to confirm that Lloyds HBoS and Northern Rock have confirmed acceptance of the Castle 10 new home warranty. Read Full Article

Checkmate has been given the status of Designated Warranty Provider

Press Release Date: 18th October 2010
Checkmate are pleased to confirm that Checkmate has been given the status of Designated Warranty Provider by the Department for Communities & Loca... Read Full Article

Checkmate Awarded Chartered Building Consultancy Status

Press Release Date: 4th October 2010
Checkmate. Read Full Article

Santander Approves Castle 10 New Home Warranty

Press Release Date: 1st October 2010
Checkmate would like to confirm that the Santander group have now approved Castle 10 New Home Warranty for mortgage purposes on new residential homes. Read Full Article

Castle 10 Lender Update

Press Release Date: 13th September 2010
We are delighted to report some further good news. Read Full Article

Yorkshire Building Society APPROVES Castle 10

Press Release Date: 2nd September 2010
Checkmate are delighted to confirm that with effect from the 1st September 2010 Yorkshire Building Society group have confirmed acceptance of the Castle 10... Read Full Article

Barclays & Woolwich Accept Checkmate's New Home Warranty Policy

Press Release Date: 21st July 2010
The team at Checkmate are delighted to be able to confirm that we have now received written approval for our Castle 10 New Home Warranty Policy from the Barclay... Read Full Article

Latest Website Updates From Checkmate

Press Release Date: 7th July 2010
The Checkmate team are delighted to inform you that our fully functional website is taking shape and developing nicely; over the coming weeks we will be buildin... Read Full Article

More Building Societies Approve Checkmate's New Home Warranty Policy, Castle 10

Press Release Date: 4th June 2010
Checkmate would like to announce that 2 more mortgage lenders have approved the Castle 10 new home warranty policy, these are:Principality Building SocietyDunfe... Read Full Article

Checkmate Moves Office

Press Release Date: 1st June 2010
We would like to advise all clients and suppliers, that Checkmate have moved offices over the Bank holiday weekend, our new address is:Checkmate, The St. Read Full Article

Join Checkmate At Silverstone

Press Release Date: 28th May 2010
Silverstone is the home of British motor racing and the circuit is owned by the British Racing Driver’s Club (BRDC). Read Full Article

Checkmate's Position On Mortgage Lender Approvals

Press Release Date: 21st May 2010
Checkmate would like to confirm our position with regards to the mortgage lenders in the UK and the acceptance by them of us and Castle 10, our new home warrant... Read Full Article

Leading Environmental Insurance Broker Partners Checkmate

Press Release Date: 14th April 2010
Checkmate partners with Building & Land Guarantees for Environmental Insurance. Read Full Article

Nationwide Building Society Approves Checkmate's New Home Warranty Policy

Press Release Date: 14th April 2010
Nationwide Building Society, along with the Cheshire Building Society, Derbyshire Building Society, The Mortgage Works and National Counties Building Society ha... Read Full Article

Checkmate Offers Building Control Services

Press Release Date: 22nd March 2010
Checkmate offers Building Control services through Butler & Young. Read Full Article

One-Stop Solution For Compliance With Acoustic And Energy Issues From Checkmate's New Partner

Press Release Date: 19th March 2010
Checkmate is proud to partner with UKSoundTesting, UKAirTesting and UKSaps who provide a one-stop solution for compliance with acoustic and energy issues u... Read Full Article

Exceptional Lifestyle Service Offer From Checkmate

Press Release Date: 12th March 2010
Checkmate offer an exceptional lifestyle service. Read Full Article

Checkmate Announces Its Launch

Press Release Date: 27th February 2010
Checkmate announces its launch. Read Full Article

New Home Warranty With Property Log Book

Press Release Date: 15th February 2010
Checkmate is delighted to announce that it has agreed terms in principle with The Property Log Book Company to provide a complimentary Property Log Book with ev... Read Full Article

Checkmate Becomes a Patron of the British Racing Driver's Club

Press Release Date: 15th February 2010
Checkmate proudly signs a contract with the British Racing Driver's Club (BRDC) to become a Patron of their Rising Stars scheme. Read Full Article

Checkmate Helps Stimulate New Home Sales

Press Release Date: 14th January 2010
Checkmate delivers two pioneering new products in the UK to help stimulate sales of new homes. Read Full Article

Checkmate Announces It's Launch To The Market

Press Release Date: 11th January 2010
Checkmate would like to announce its launch to the new home warranty insurance market in February 2010. Read Full Article
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