Connect for Intermediaries is first to offer SmartrFit+ tool to its brokers

Member brokers will now be able to use the timesaving affordability calculator at discounted rates

Connect for Intermediaries is first to offer SmartrFit+ tool to its brokers

Connect for Intermediaries has become the first network to provide its brokers with access to Legal & General Mortgage Club’s SmartrFit+ tool.

Connect member brokers will now be able to add the affordability calculator tool to their websites at a specially discounted rate.

By adding SmartrFit+ to their websites, brokers can support their customers with mortgage lending information to help inform their decisions.

The tool then generates leads that go directly into the broker’s CRM systems, shortening both the client capture process and the time it takes to provide advice.

Recent research undertaken by Legal & General Mortgage Club found that intermediaries currently save an average of 41 minutes per case by using SmartrFit. This figure equates to a timesaving of roughly one working month over the course of a year.

As part of the same survey, 89% of brokers said that having less time-consuming processes would allow them to advise more clients.

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“Legal & General Mortgage Club has used in-depth research to come up with SmartrFit+, which will be hugely valuable to our brokers. In fact, we believe that using SmartrFit+ at such a great price will pay for itself with the money saved from the first client that uses it each month,” Liz Syms (pictured), chief executive at Connect, said.

“As a rapidly expanding network, we constantly aim to be at the forefront of new technology, using the best solutions in the market at any time to help our brokers to provide the best advice possible in the shortest time. It is for this reason that we want all our brokers to have access to the SmartrFit+ solution at a price that is completely affordable, something that no other network is offering yet.”

According to Clare Beardmore, head of broker propositions at Legal & General Mortgage Club, SmartrFit+ is a fantastic resource that can support brokers in their day-to-day work.

“The time savings it creates for brokers mean that they can spend more of their time doing what they do best – providing advice for their customers. It is testament to Liz’s foresight and understanding of the mortgage market that she recognises the advantage that the SmartrFit+ will provide both to the Connect network and all of its members,” Beardmore said.