Wimborne-based Teachers Building Society has won the 2018 Mortgage Finance Gazette Best Use of Technology – Lenders Award.

The Society has won the national award for its new broker mortgage application portal, developed by Teachers with local, Bournemouth-based digital agency Appius. The portal allows brokers to complete a mortgage application for their client online and provides a quick and smooth experience; ensuring brokers are kept up-to-date at all stages of their clients’ mortgage application.

Jo Clarke, Head of Marketing, said, “We’re delighted to win this award for our mortgage application portal, which was designed around the needs of brokers. Feedback from those who have used it has been very positive, with some describing it as the fastest and easiest to use in the market! The Appius team had no small amount of challenges bringing the portal to life, so huge thanks to them and the project team at Teachers for delivering such a good solution.”

Sarah Woolven, Digital Marketing Director at Appius, said: “We are really pleased that Teachers has won this award for the mortgage portal. It was a pleasure to work with the Society to build and deliver the new portal and we’re delighted that it’s been such a success. By combining best practise user experience with complex data integration we have created a fast system that puts the intermediaries’ needs at the heart of the tool.”

Joanne Atkin, Group Editor of Mortgage Finance Gazette, said: “The judges complimented Teachers Building Society for creating an online portal to make the mortgage application process smoother for intermediaries. Everything the broker needs is online and with the society’s range of specialist mortgages for the teaching profession, it’s imperative that brokers can access all the information they need as easily and quickly as possible.”

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