An alert service set up by the Land Registry to prevent property fraud has been used by more than 19,000 people in its first year.
The value of fraud in the finance and insurance industry more than halved in 2014, falling from£532m in 2013 to £236m in 2014, figures published by accountant BDO show.
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The four fraudsters caught in a £5m mortgage and property scam received jail sentences at Swansea Crown Court totaling just over 18 years.
An estate agent and financial adviser are among four fraudsters due to be jailed in Wales today after perpetrating a complex web of mortgage and ID fraud.
A fraud ring of seven people obtained £1.5m of mortgages by inflating property prices of business and residential properties in the Coleraine area of Northern Ireland.
A former mortgage adviser who was jailed for a £478k fraud, which included conning members of his own family, is appealing against his sentence.
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A gang of four who masterminded a £30m mortgage fraud have been jailed for a combined total of 34 years.
Mortgages continued to be the number one target for financial fraudsters above any other retail product, analysis of detected fraud has revealed.
Brokers must have a full understanding of a client's financial circumstances in the fight against fraud, Lloyds Banking Group’s Paul Size has said.
A mortgage and investment adviser was banned from carrying out any regulated activity after it was discovered he had submitted two personal mortgage applications with inflated income.
A Middlesbrough-based mortgage fraudster has been ordered to return more than £100,000 to the state after an agreement was reached at Teesside Crown Court.
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