Platform enhances ‘clickdecision’ tool for packagers

Ramesh Sharma

March 11, 2006

Using XML technology, the enhancements to clickdecision will allow brokers to receive a binding decision from Platform, through the lender’s website, or through selected packager partners. It has confirmed that packagers Optoma Broker Solutions, em-financial and The Finance Centre (TFC) will be the first to benefit from the XML enhancements, with more expected in the coming weeks.

Jim Hunter, head of e-commerce for Platform, said: “The integration of clickdecision with packagers is a major step forward for e-commerce in the specialist lending market. With the rise in use of online decision tools, such as clickdecision, the use of XML technology is the next step to enable integration with our packaging partners. By reducing the need to double-key client data, this new functionality significantly enhances our service proposition and further demonstrates Platform’s commitment to the packaging sector.”

Harpel Singh, operations director at Optoma, said: “Integrating with Platform’s clickdecision is fantastic as it reduces the time for Optoma to process Platform cases. This enhances our proposition for the broker.”

Simon Mouncher, operations director at em-financial, added: “This represents a significant enhancement to the em-homeloans operation and in turn enables us to service our own clients even faster.”

Platform confirmed that further enhancements will take place during 2006, including the addition of further packagers to the XML technology integration.

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