PropertyPal Mortgages, the mortgage arm of a property portal in Northern Ireland, has joined up with eKeeper to launch its own mortgage pre-approval software which it says will significantly speed up the initial stages of the mortgage application process.
the Mortgaeg firm has been able to incorporate technology from both eKeeper and Experian. eKeeper launched integrated Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and consumer credit reports, both powered by Experian, into its broker CRM in March of this year.
Within minutes PropertyPal Mortgages can now complete an ID Check, Credit Check, Affordability and Eligibility Checks across multiple lenders. It also only leaves a soft footprint on the credit check.
Owen Peden, PropertyPal Mortgages managing director, said: “We wanted to build software that would allow users to accurately establish how much they could borrow and at what loan to value band they will likely be accepted for a mortgage. Now we can essentially obtain a very accurate indication of pre-approval across multiple lenders within minutes.
“This information is invaluable to help the user establish a suitable price range and indicate the deposit required to meet the lender’s scorecard requirements. This also means that, with the user’s consent, when submitting a property enquiry, we can indicate to the selling agent that the user has been pre-approved for a mortgage relative to the price of the property they are enquiring about.”
David Bennett, commercial director at eKeeper group, added: “We are thrilled to have developed and delivered this solution for PropertyPal. Their approach of blending different technologies into one digital experience demonstrates how modern mortgage brokers are approaching the challenges and demands of attracting, qualifying and servicing customers online. PropertyPal is an existing eKeeper customer, so this project along with the integration into the eKeeper platform reflects our pedigree and our desire to support both new and existing innovative and digitally focused customers.”