Nationwide launches new apps for intermediaries

21 October 2013

Nationwide Building Society has created two new mobile apps to enable quick and easy access to products and information for its intermediary clients.

One new app has been created for Nationwide for Intermediaries (NFI), concentrating on the residential market, while the other app is for The Mortgage Works (TMW), which covers specialist lending including buy to let (BTL) and let to buy.

The new NFI and TMW apps are free from app stores and are available for iPad, iPhone and AndroidTM mobile phones and tablets.

Included in the NFI app are:

  • Product finder, which will search for and identify suitable Nationwide residential mortgage products whether the intermediary is with a client, at home or on the move
  • Criteria search function
  • Affordability calculator
  • House price calculator
  • Comparison calculator for different rates and products
  • Accessible information such as service performance and key features

The following features are included in the TMW app:

  • Product finders to research TMW specialist lending products, including buy to let, let to buy, guarantor and further advance.
  • BTL affordability calculator, BTL rental income calculator and a mortgage payment comparison calculator.
  • Criteria search

On both apps, pages are cached for 24 hours so that brokers can access them via the app while offline.

Brokers with the existing TMW Affordability Calculator app will be automatically prompted to update it when they go in to the app if using an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet.

Ian Andrew, Managing Director, Nationwide Group Intermediary Sales, said: “These apps have been developed with intermediaries in mind, so that they can find NFI and TMW products and information more quickly and easily.

“Whether their client is a new residential borrower or a landlord, these apps will help the intermediary find the most appropriate product in a fast and easy way.

“Most of the features that are currently accessible on the Nationwide and TMW websites are now available to intermediaries via the mobile apps, wherever they are and whether or not they have immediate access to the internet.”

Nationwide is the world's largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans. Nationwide has around 15 million members.

Customers can manage their finances in branch, on the telephone, internet and post. The Society has around 15,000 employees. Nationwide's head office is in Swindon with administration centres based in Northampton, Bournemouth and Dunfermline. The Society also has a number of call centres across the UK

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