LendInvest, a real estate finance fintech, notes that integrating technology throughout its lending process has been “essential for your transactions to be completed faster and more efficiently.”
Over the past few months, LendInvest has been working to offer its clients a brokerage portal that will see the application process “go completely online” for short-term loans, the company revealed in a blog post.
The LendInvest team noted that as the testing phase approaches, their lending operations manager, Lauren Eaton, shared ideas and details about the initiative and what it could mean for short-term lending for the foreseeable future.
While explaining why they are looking to offer a new short-term loan brokerage portal, Eaton explained:
“We already have an online portal for our BTL product and brokers like the end-to-end online journey. We wanted to build something similar but more suited to the short-term process. “
“Brokers will have your own dedicated login for the portal so they can manage all of their short-term transactions in one place. The portal will allow them to submit requests and requests as well as follow the progress of cases live. It is easy to navigate and has many features to make contracts with us easy and hassle free. “
Eaton further noted that submitting offers through the portal means brokers will be able to track their progress or get loan details “when they need it.” She added that brokers “will have the ability to instantly generate terms and conditions using our calculator, upload supporting documents and information for a trade.”
“They can also manage exceptional requirements through a task function and get direct access to subscribers and BDMs through a chat function.”
Responding to a question about improving the speed of processing STL transactions, Eaton noted:
“Absolutely, processing loan applications on paper is not efficient for the brokers or the team. Having the process online will allow us to prepare and process assessments more quickly. We have also built a section that will allow brokers to quickly see what is left over on a case, allowing brokers to work on meeting it quickly with their clients. This should contribute to the overall speed of processing loan applications. “
While commenting on other technologies recently introduced to improve service, Eaton revealed:
“We recently integrated a number of our third-party research providers to help us package our cases. This will be used on the short term loan side to allow us to speed up packaging and underwriting decisions. We regularly use Credit Kudos (our Open Banking provider) on BTL and this is something we are looking to introduce in the short term. “
Eaton has confirmed that they will go live in the “next few months” with the intention that it will be “a phased roll-out so that we can take early feedback into account.”
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