Target Group and Perenna Team Up to Transform the Mortgage Process

  • APIs , Open Banking
  • 12.05.2021 12:20 pm

Target Group, the FCA-regulated business processing and software provider, has today announced that the fintech mortgage lender, Perenna, has become the first client of its Mortgage Hub. The partnership,  which is set to launch later this year, will see the Mortgage Hub powering Perenna’s mortgage offering;  allowing it to provide decisions-in-principle within 20 seconds. 

Perenna will soon launch a range of flexible 30-year long-term fixed-rate mortgages in the UK, providing consumers with the option to lock in their mortgage interest rate for several decades. This is set to create significant disruption in the market, as borrowers will no longer have to repeatedly refinance to remain on a competitive mortgage deal. They will also benefit from certainty over their mortgage repayments for  the lifetime of their loan. Thanks to its integration with the Mortgage Hub, Perenna will also be able to provide prospective borrowers with a decision-in-principle within seconds, ushering in the next phase in  the mortgage application journey. 

Leveraging Open Banking and API technology, the Mortgage Hub is making the cumbersome mortgage  offer process far more efficient, by eliminating the need for repetitive data entry. Its approach means  borrowers can benefit from a decision-in-principle in just seconds. The software launched earlier this year  and has the aim of providing agility and increasing accuracy to help improve the user experience.  

Stuart Anderson, chief commercial officer, at Target Group, commented: “Moving house is a priority for  many following the pandemic, but for most, the mortgage application process is painful, with the  requirement to provide the same information multiple times. Slow decisions are dogged by legacy  technology – it’s time that changed.  

“Our partnership with Perenna will transform the market for the better, providing speed, flexibility and  certainty to both intermediaries and consumers – making the process not only more efficient, but more  enjoyable too.” 

Colin Bell, Chief Operating Officer at Perenna added: “Perenna is bringing flexible long-term fixed rate  mortgage to the UK to help create a nation of happy homeowners. Our mortgages offer borrowers better  terms than short-term alternatives, which leave them exposed to sudden repayment increases and high refinance costs. Our partnership with the Mortgage Hub marks another exciting landmark in our journey  to market and will see us providing customers with near-instant decisions about their borrowing options."

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