Purplebricks has a new company operating its deferred payment system.
It is Duologi, a trading name of Speciality Lending Corporation which is owned by Oaktree – the major shareholder of Countrywide.
However, Purplebricks last night said this was no more than a coincidence.
In an official statement Purplebricks told EYE: “Our customers continue to enjoy and welcome the benefits of our deferred payment option, which comes at no additional cost to them. Our customers contract only with Purplebricks.
“Duologi will pay Purplebricks and collect the payment from the customer on our behalf. There is no direct third party relationship with the customer and no facility agreement.
“Our customers have welcomed this change and as a result more of them are selecting the deferred payment option. Close Brothers have been and continue to be a strong relationship and advocate for Purplebricks.”