Westpac-backed uno Home Loans has announced its partnership with real estate platform Soho, which connects users to available properties for purchase and rent.
In an effort to “speed up their property search”, the new partnership will see users of Soho given integrated access to uno’s loanScore and mortgage calculator capabilities directly from the real estate platform, according to uno.
The integration will reportedly let users check their borrowing power, compare mortgage rates, and apply for a home loan via uno directly from the Soho website.
The uno loanScore integration will also let mortgagors compare their current rate to others on the market, and understand how close their loan is to the best home loan deal available to them and their financial situation.
Jonathan Lui, founder and CEO of Soho, said the combination of uno’s capabilities with the real estate platform makes it easier for new home buyers to get into the market.
“Our mission is to help Australians get into their dream home. This means helping them both find and finance their home on Sohoapp.com.
“Working with uno makes a lot of sense for us because their loanScore product helps Aussies save on both existing and new mortgages.
“We’re excited to be working with such a rapidly growing, fully online mortgage broker. Uno’s vision of making things as easy as possible for consumers aligns with our own.”
Uno founder Vincent Turner said the two companies shared similar values.
“Soho is a perfect partner for us because it is making real estate easier and more social.
“At uno, we pride ourselves on matching customers to the right home loans across our growing panel of 30 lenders.
“Whether you are refinancing or purchasing, we will help you find and stay on the best value home loan that matches your personal needs for the whole life of your loan.”
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Hannah Dowling is a journalist for mortgage business, the leading source of news, opinion and strategy for professionals working in the mortgage industry.
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