Knowledge Bank partners with Hodge to provide all criteria sourcing

Jessica Bird

May 27, 2020

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Criteria database Knowledge Bank has partnered with specialist lender Hodge, to provide brokers with criteria sourcing of its range of residential, retirement, equity release and buy-to-let mortgages. 

This will be provided through Hodge’s own intermediary website, launched at the beginning of May to allow brokers access to its growing range of products.

Where brokers would previously have needed to either speak to a business development manager or have a subscription to Knowledge Bank, this partnership will allow for access to criteria information for all of Hodge’s products through the new website.

Brokers will be able to do a full search across a range of criteria, either at initial search, during the process of getting a decision in principle (DIP) or at the application process.

The partnership will also allow the lender to input its criteria once to keep both Knowledge Bank and its own website up to date in real time.

Nicola Firth, CEO of Knowledge Bank, said: “We are so pleased to be able to provide Hodge with our API to power its criteria search.

“Together with its new intermediary website and portal they have provided brokers with a state of the art facility to search everything from its key documentation to criteria and complete a full application seamlessly.

“This will help to ensure every mortgage application is one where the broker can prove their client fits the criteria required by Hodge without needing to pick up the phone for many cases.”

Mark Evans, chief technology officer at Hodge, said: “Knowledge Bank has been incredibly easy to work with and having access to their API feed has meant we can provide brokers with a comprehensive system that is seamless from end to end.

“The portal was designed to make it easier for brokers to access our growing range of innovative products and having Knowledge Bank’s easy-to-use criteria search on there has been a key part of this.”

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