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Evaluate adds Beacon to packaged lender panel

Evaluate has added Beacon Homeloans to its panel, and now beleives it is able to offer the most accurate sourcing possible on all lenders that currently offer packaging arrangements.

Evaluate has selected a lender panel of which it believes are the leading lenders both in today’s marketplace and for the future. In return, the lenders have committed to partnering Evaluate in order to develop leading edge integrated technology and to provide ongoing operational support.

Paul Fradgley, chief executive at Evaluate Technologies, says:
“We are pleased to announce the addition of Beacon Homeloans which has further enhanced the strength of our lending panel. Evaluate delivers the most complete specialist mortgage sourcing tool available in today’s market; offering fast, accurate decisions on every lender on any packager’s panel, including a full list of documents required to enable a case to proceed to offer at the initial enquiry stage.

“Brokers using the system spend less time on each enquiry and benefit from significant improvements to conversion from enquiry to application, and on to completion. They also spend a lot less time re-broking cases and the net result is a significant improvement in productivity per adviser.”


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