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Nationwide adds new features to apps for intermediaries as downloads soar

05 December 2013  |  621 views  |  0 Source: Nationwide

Nationwide Building Society has added two new features to its mobile apps for intermediaries, as downloads in the first month reached almost 9,000.

The two apps - one for Nationwide for Intermediaries (NFI) that focuses on the residential market, and the other for The Mortgage Works (TMW), which covers specialist lending such as buy-to-let - have been designed to give quick and easy access to product information and other useful tools to intermediary clients.

Now the apps will both offer 'Find your local Business Development Manager (BDM)' by GPS and also access to service levels from the main menu. Both NFI and TMW apps are free from app stores and are available for iPad, iPhone and AndroidTM mobile phones and tablets.

Downloads for the new intermediary apps in the first month after launch totalled more than 8,900, and more than 13,000 including updates.

Included in the NFI app are a product finder, which will search for and identify potentially suitable Nationwide residential mortgage products, a criteria search function, an affordability calculator, a house price calculator, a comparison calculator for different rates and accessible product information.

For the TMW app, the following features are included: product finders to research TMW specialist lending products, BTL affordability calculator, BTL rental income calculator, mortgage payment comparison calculator and criteria search.

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: "Both apps have been very popular with intermediaries, with the feedback remarking on the clean layout and easy access to information while on the go.

"Our aim was always to help intermediaries on the move to find NFI and TMW product information quickly and easily, and make most of the features currently accessible on the Nationwide and TMW websites available to intermediaries via the mobile apps. It's great to see that the intermediaries appear to find the apps useful and easy to use. I would recommend that any brokers who haven't yet downloaded the apps should do so."

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