Leeds Building Society is linking Lender Connect from Iress to its online mortgage platform.

Lender Connect uses API technology to connect customer relationship management systems and Leeds Building Society’s Mortgage Hub platform.

This results in less re-keying, a reduction in error rates and assistance with compliance oversight.

Martese Carton, Head of Intermediary Distribution at Leeds Building Society, said: “Since launching Mortgage Hub with Iress last year, our mortgage application process has become more streamlined, saving everybody time amid some of the busiest months for lending in our history.

“The user-friendly interfaces have simplified applications for both our colleagues and intermediary partners. Lender Connect further enhances the process, allowing many intermediaries to submit a case at the touch of a button, saving the need to re-key.”

L&C Mortgages took part in a pilot of Lender Connect, with Society and Iress teams listening to and responding to feedback to refine the user experience ahead of the full launch to all Lender Connect users.

David Hollingworth, associate director, Communications at L&C Mortgages, said: “We are always exploring ways to make our processes quicker and more efficient, so we’re delighted to have been able to work with Leeds Building Society and Iress to successfully implement the Lender Connect integration.

“Reducing the need for re-keying of information helps speed up the application process and will ultimately improve the user experience for our teams and enable us to better serve our customers.”

Dave Miller, general manager – commercial at Iress, added: “The partnership with Leeds Building Society and L&C Mortgages proved that a focused approach to automation and technology brings real benefits for intermediaries, and the huge uptake and engagement shows the size of intermediaries’ appetite for improvements.

“The success of the phased roll-out shows what can be done when all parties are committed to the common goal of process efficiency and simplicity. We’re proud to have been a part of it.”