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CDS’ standalone system will take on sourcing rivals

Client Data Systems Group is believed to be gearing up to go head to head with TrigoldCrystal and Mortgage Brain by launching a standalone version of its sourcing system in a couple of weeks.

CDS, which is headed by Trigold founder Peter Heigho, launched an online version of its system The Core last year. Richard Hurst, marketing director at CDS, could not confirm a launch date for the new system.

But he says: “We’re hoping to make an exciting announcement within a couple of weeks. We believe there is an opportunity in the market for a more modern system.”

Last August Mortgage Advice Bureau announced it would be moving its mortgage sourcing software from TrigoldCrystal to The Core.


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