B & Q have announced the purchase of a major Energy Performance Certificate supplier, National Energy Suppliers.

With the property industry changing remarkably due to business models adapting and improving with technology, you’re going to see more of this.

Mortgage companies buying estate agents (again). Insurance firms sniffing around for such acquisitions too.

Not only are, for instance, online estate agents an easier package to purchase and manage but they also generate LEADS for entities that also want to provide insurance products or, yes, home furnishings, paint and lawnmowers.

Just like the amalgamation that occurred in the City in the 1980’s, commerce will consolidate within the property industry and you will see some significant deals in the coming years that provide value and choice under one umbrella for the UK consumer.

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