It features clear and concise copy to make it quicker and easier to find key information plus there are a number of useful features including an online agreement in principal (AIP) facility, a mortgage repayment calculator and an interactive house price calculator. Literature and product information pages are also available, as well as a new further advance section.
“The site now has a completely new look, with simplified wording and much easier navigation,” said Mark Saddleton, head of business development at UCB Home Loans. “It is already a consistent winner in official ratings of financial websites, and we are now aiming to increase its use further. We have seen a dramatic increase in the number of online AIP’s. In March 2003 50% of all AIP’s were submitted online.”
A website competition with the chance to win £1,500 worth of holiday vouchers has been launched in conjunction with the relaunch of the site.