Your digital summer

Jetting off on an airplane to somewhere tropical this summer? Or, perhaps, you’re heading somewhere closer to home here in sunny England. Whatever your plans, many of you will want to make sure you’re still there for your customers, if they need you – even if that’s from a beach or whilst sunning yourself by a swimming pool!

Luckily, we’ve got you covered – not only with our products, but with some top digital tips, too.

Make sure your business is listed on UKMortgages

Summer is a popular time to move house so plenty of people will be in need of your professional help. If you are a Mortgage Brain sourcing user, you can list your business on UKMortgages, our free lead generation suite for brokers, and help local customers to find your firm’s details and get in touch.

All you need to do is to provide your details on our website and you’ll be good to go.

Source any time, any place…

MortgageBrain Anywhere is our online, whole of market sourcing system. It provides total flexibility, allowing you to source mortgages for your clients anytime, anywhere from any PC, tablet or laptop, you just need an internet connection. Products are updated automatically and there is no need to download anything.

You don’t even need to be on the same device each time you log in, either. MortgageBrain Anywhere is exactly that: anywhere! You can start a case on your computer at work, and continue it later on your iPad or tablet, which is helpful when you’re going away on holiday and don’t have access to your laptop or PC.

If you’re not yet a MortgageBrain Anywhere customer, you can get your hands on a 30-day free trial and see what you think.

Keep in step with your clients whilst away

It’s not just you who will be thinking about how you can tie up all the loose ends before going away. We can also help your clients get things in order so that they can enjoy more of their summer.

The Key Client Portal is part of our digital customer journey offering and was designed with a better customer experience in mind, to ensure efficient communication and information exchange between you and your client.

The main benefit of your clients using the Client Portal is its time-saving ability. The Portal’s Fact Find functionality enables your clients to input their own data – with 24-hour access so they can do it at a time most convenient to them. This means you can collect data on your clients without having to organise a meeting to gather this information – handy if either of you have a holiday booked during this time!

You can try the Key free for 30 days here if you don’t use it already, and we have plenty more benefits outlined for both you and your clients with regards to the Client Portal on our dedicated page.

Social media savvy?

You may be going on holiday, but your business doesn’t need to take a break! Social media is a fantastic – plus simple – way to generate potential leads and raise brand awareness even when you’re not in the office.

If you have a Facebook page, spend some time before you go away scheduling in posts. For those of you who use Twitter or LinkedIn, there are plenty of scheduling platforms around that you can use – take a look at Buffer, Hootsuite and Hubspot, amongst others.

During the summer months, it’s also preferable to share even more value-adding content such as light-hearted articles or tips that people will find interesting – anything that adds value to your followers. This is likely to gain you an engaged audience, which, if they’re in your target audience, means they may be more likely to consider your services because they have a great impression of you from social media.

In summary – enjoy your summer

So, that’s your digital summer in a nutshell! If you have any other tips about how you manage your business whilst you are away, or any other features of our systems that are helpful during the holiday season, make sure you share them by tweeting us!

Mortgage Brain’s ‘Give it a go’ events launch.

‘Give it a go’ events. Featuring MortgageBrain Anywhere, our new totally online sourcing system.

We’re offering you the chance to bring along your laptop, MacBook, iPad or tablet and have a play with MortgageBrain Anywhere at 15 locations around the country.

So come along and give it a go… and see what all the fuss is about – be prepared to be bowled over!

  • Events are free
  • Only last a couple of hours
  • Bring your laptop, MacBook, iPad or tablet
  • CPD awarded
  • Bacon rolls for breakfast

Alternatively for more information or to book, please call our Events Team on
0871 384 0057.

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Sourcing on the move with iSourceMortgages for iPad

iSourceMortgages enables you to source on your iPad during the initial stage of the point-of-sale process when you are out of your office and in front of clients. It’s easy and very customer friendly.

In addition to the mortgage search and selection functionalities, you can store details on your prospects and access useful calculators, graphing and analysis tools.

It costs you nothing to download iSourceMortgages onto your iPad and trial it for 30 days after which, there will be a monthly subscription of £10.00 plus VAT.

Download iSourceMortgages on your iPad here

Financial Reporter Awards 2014 Your Vote Decides…

Financial Reporter Awards 2014
Your Vote 
Decides…

If we tick your boxes, then please vote for Mortgage Brain.

  • Best Technology to support you and your business.
  • Innovative product solutions e.g. iSourceMortgages and coming soon… MortgageBrain Anywhere.
  • Full suite of products to take you and your Clients compliantly through the full Mortgage process.
  • MMR support through the Key (back office system). Budget Planner and Rate Shock on sourcing coming soon…
  • Helping and supporting you when you need it.

If you believe Mortgage Brain has provided good practices and excellent service then we’d really appreciate your vote.

The Financial Reporter Awards 2014 awards individuals and organisations with good practices and excellent service, so a big thank you from everyone at Mortgage Brain for your continued support.

NewBuy Guarantee filter available on ALL NEW MortgageBrain

Mortgage Brain, the industry’s most widely used and preferred mortgage technology solutions provider, has developed and launched a NewBuy Guarantee scheme filter to enable brokers to instantly identify mortgages from lenders that have recently brought out specific NewBuy products.

The development is in line with the Government’s recently announced ‘NewBuy’ initiative, where first time buyers need only a 5% deposit rather than the expected 20% for all new build properties, and sees Mortgage Brain become the first sourcing system provider to offer this service just days after the Government’s announcement.

Available on all versions of ALL NEW MortgageBrain, the NewBuy product search facility currently applies to a number of UK lenders including NatWest, Nationwide and shortly Barclays with more expected to come on stream in due course.

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Mortgage product numbers stabilised

The number of mortgage products available to UK mortgage intermediaries has stabilised with data from Mortgage Brain’s latest Monthly Product Analysis showing marginal change in overall availability during the past six months.

Compared to the start of July 2011, the total number of live mortgage schemes listed on its market leading mortgage sourcing system has increased by just 6% (an additional 759 new products) indicating a reasonably slow and steady stabilisation in product movement in the UK intermediary mortgage market.

An analysis of the industry’s three main mortgage types further supports this with Fixed rate products showing a mere 2% drop in overall availability since July 2011. A 4% increase in Trackers has seen their availability rise slightly over the same period from 3,237 to 3,378 as of 2nd January 2012.

Variable rate products, however, whilst representing the least number of mortgage products, have shown the strongest performance over the past six months – increasing by 50% from 1,500 on 4th July 2011 to now stand at 2,252.

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Mortgage products remain at three year high

The number of mortgage products available to UK mortgage intermediaries has remained at a three year high for the second month running, according to figures released from Mortgage Brain’s Monthly Product Analysis.

For the first time in 11 months the total number of live mortgage schemes listed on its market leading mortgage sourcing system dropped slightly (down 1%) during October. Current figures, as of 31st October 2011, now list 14,203 products compared to 14,361, which were listed at the start of the month.

The slight decline (a withdrawal of 158 products), however, is easily overshadowed by the longer term analysis, which continues to paint a positive picture of the current UK mortgage market. The latest data, which represents a 42 month high, shows an impressive 86% uplift in overall product availability compared to this time last year, and a 21% increase compared to six months ago.

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