Target Group partners with Atto to power originations system

Target Group has enhanced its Mortgage Hub originations platform with real-time transaction data from Atto, a provider of credit risk solutions.

Atto rebranded earlier this year from DirectID, and is working with Target Group to provide real-time Open Banking information and deliver instant insights into the financial behaviours of borrowers.

The partnership aims to enable lenders to make informed decisions faster, helping to speed up and simplify the mortgage process for consumers and brokers too.

Real-time insights and historical transaction data allows lenders to build an accurate risk profile for each individual.

New data sources such as rental payment history increase the customer pool and create opportunities for more first-time buyers or single individuals returning to the market.

With Atto fully embedded and providing access to its Open Banking information, Mortgage Hub will speed up its originations processes.

The integrated and modular Mortgage Hub system can reduce the time between application and offer, with a decision in principle (DIP) available in as little as 20 seconds.

Amy Morgan (pictured), communications and marketing business partner at Target Group, said: “Joining forces with Atto means we can harness its market-leading open banking data and technology which will help to significantly speed up the mortgage process.

“Open banking allows lenders to do more business and faster, as well as understand marginal customers who may not be served by the current model.

“Given our shared ethos, Atto is an excellent fit for Target and for Mortgage Hub.”

Clare McCaffery, CCO at Atto, added: “Open banking and transactional data plays a critical role in driving better decision making and delivering greater efficiencies across the entire mortgage process.

“Atto is at the forefront of adoption and we’re proud to be working with Target.

“Mortgage Hub is set to revolutionise the way that lenders and brokers place a mortgage and we are excited to be part of supporting its continued evolution.”