Portfolio landlord applications streamlined at Paragon

Warren Lewis
7th December 2018
John Heron Paragon

Specialist mortgage lender, Paragon, has created a new partnership with analytics and solutions provider, eTech, in a move aimed at streamlining and simplifying the mortgage application process for portfolio landlords.

The eTech workflow system provides intermediaries and lenders with a simplified application submission platform to meet PRA underwriting standards for landlords with large-scale property portfolios. Intermediaries who use the eTech system can import landlord data easily from multiple spreadsheets.

Data is then verified automatically and converted into a Paragon-specific template prior to submission.

Property details including preliminary valuation information and achievable rent are independently verified using online sources.

Current EPC ratings are also displayed against each property in a portfolio and automatically updated via the EPC register.

As one of the UK’s foremost buy-to-let specialists, Paragon has an unparalleled experience of helping landlords with large scale portfolios and complex property needs to grow their business and this latest move will further boost Paragon’s service capability.

John Heron, Managing Director of Mortgages said: “Technology is set to revolutionise the mortgage industry and this is a perfect example of a web-based application being deployed to streamline a complex process.

The new PRA standards rightly call for comprehensive underwriting of portfolio landlords but this can make the application process cumbersome and slow. The eTech system provides a single data entry point for intermediaries and lenders, as well as online verification of key information, taking away the need for multiple data input and manual checking.”

Mark Blackwell, Chief Operating Officer at eTech said: “We are delighted to be working with Paragon who are true specialists in the field of portfolio lending. Our Buy to Let Hub will simplify the administration burden for lenders and intermediaries surrounding mortgage applications for portfolio landlords, which has come about as a result of more comprehensive underwriting standards laid down by the PRA.”

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