Just a thought. Is there any way possible the banks could offer solicitors and conveyancers a portal by which they can check the progress of their client's finance application? It wouldn't need to divulge any details other than "approval pending/waiting for valuation" "unconditional approval given, click link for approval letter" or "loan documents signed". Whether this is accessed from the bank website or PEXA, I don't know. Also, it would be handy too if banks would also advise whether the funds provided for settlement included an amount for mortgagee insurance so we didn't get to the day of settlement and discover the amount the bank is providing is now a few thousand short?