Lloyds Banking Group joins Open Property Data Association

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has joined the Open Property Data Association (OPDA) in a bid to overhaul the home buying process through a standardised approach to digital data.

LBG will support the association in developing transparent data sharing practices, raising standards, creating a best practice across the property industry.

Members of LBG’s team will work alongside OPDA’s executive committee, which comprises 15 industry leaders, technology innovators and organisations to drive positive change.

Through its mortgage lending brands and industry partners, LBG will support OPDA’s latest framework for property data standards.

The framework is a standardised set of data and governance principles that includes a common data dictionary, a standardised way to describe property attributes and a methodology for sharing data with trust and provenance.

LBG will further support the ongoing development of the trust and interoperability framework.

Claire Cherrington, head of strategic and technology partnership at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “We are passionate about driving shareable data that can improve the end-to-end house buying process creating a safer, more trusted experience for customers.

“We are right behind OPDA in their mission to change the way people buy and sell houses by implementing open data standards and encouraging transparent data sharing across the residential property sector.”

Maria Harris, Chair of OPDA, added: “Lloyds Banking Group joining us is a momentous step forward for open data sharing and a huge endorsement of our mission.

“Having Lloyds Banking Group as an OPDA member is fantastic; it will help us get the message across to the property market that open data standards are fundamental to digitising transactions and that we can deliver a better experience for everyone.

“Having accurate and trustable data about our property is vital to give people and the industry confidence.”