Delivered via an Application Programming Interface (API), it will provide intermediaries with the ability to submit Decisions in Principle (DIP) and receive a decision back through the Submissions Brain platform. The initial launch will be with Just Mortgages, Fluent Mortgages, and several other firms with a full roll-out to all intermediaries set to follow.
Halifax is the third lender to integrate with Submissions Brain since June, following the additions of Accord Mortgages and TSB, with further lenders set to join in the months ahead. They join the likes of Nationwide Building Society, Virgin Money, Coventry Building Society and Platform on the platform.
Ian Wilson, head of Halifax Intermediaries said: “At Halifax, we are always keen to identify ways to better support our intermediary partners. We’re delighted to be involved with Submissions Brain, which will allow mortgage applications to be transferred seamlessly to Halifax through direct system integration’
Jessica Brome, operations manager at Just Mortgages, said: “Our advisers have reported real benefits from engaging with the Submissions Brain platform in both the time spent over submissions and their overall efficiency. It’s wonderful to see a large lender like Halifax acknowledge how this technology can aid with mortgage advice and ensure that we can provide a more satisfying experience to our clients.”
Neil Wyatt (pictured) sales and marketing director at Mortgage Brain, added: “The addition of Halifax to the Submissions Brain gateway will be welcomed by intermediaries who are already seeing the significant time savings that the platform can provide.”
Submissions Brain allows advisers to request DIPs and submit full applications directly to partner lenders, all through a single login, while an audit trail is maintained to ensure that compliance requirements are met.
Submissions Brain was made available to all intermediaries earlier this year following a successful pilot and is integrated with both Sourcing Brain – formerly MortgageBrain Anywhere – and its Client Relationship Management system, the Key.