Small deposit buyers, defined as those with a deposit smaller than 15%, represent just under a third (30.8%) of the mortgage market in the North West, followed by Yorkshire (25.2%).
The technology has been introduced in partnership with document verification and facial recognition companies Jumio and Paycasso.
The academy is expanded to Manchester, Scotland, Midlands and Bristol – applications are now open for all regional dates between May and November.
The pair have been in discussions since autumn, while if the deal goes through Corsair chairman Lord Mervyn would sit on L&C’s board.
The 1.74% mortgage is to 65% loan-to-value and comes with a £1,995 fee, while the lender’s 75% LTV product stands at 1.99% with a £1,995 fee.
The bank is analysing a variety of products from equity release to residential mortgages running into retirement before getting involved itself.
James Ginley FRICS will take the position with immediate effect.
The society’s total assets now stand at over £328m whilst profit after tax was £1.58m.
Long-term tenants with tenancies of over 10 years could reportedly lose out by £755.