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09.07.2020
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Stonebridge investment continues as further updates to its Revolution system are released

Stonebridge, the mortgage and insurance network, has today (9th July 2020) announced it has completed a further selection of updates and developments to its wholly-owned trading platform, Revolution.

As of today, users of Revolution will be able to access new improvements as a result of the network’s continual planned investment into the platform.

The new features come as a result of user feedback and include:

  • Notes summary – a new summary page allowing users to view a list of all case notes in one place.
  • Network contact details – all key Stonebridge contact details, including those of BDMs and Business Standards Managers, are clearly displayed on the Revolution home page.
  • Record of user submitting application to lender/provider – a new field has been added to record the name of the agent who has submitted any mortgage, life or GI policy.
  • Letter templates – ‘system generated’ and ‘user generated’ templates are now accessible and can be amended to suit branding.

Touchpoint’s menu system, the marketing function within Revolution, has also been amended to make the user journey smoother.

The 11-strong Revolution technical team have also completed a significant number of enhancements to the factfind element of the system including:

  • Buy-to-let rental income – users can detail the rental income on the address page of the factfind and it will also be automatically added to factfind budget data.
  • Delete button – allows permitted users to remove factinds no longer required, for example, in order to give access to a client questionnaire.
  • ERC calculations – a new mandatory field has been added to the ERC area of the factfind address page allowing users to clearly show the reason for a client’s decision to pay an ERC.
  • Postcode finder – a new function available when filling out the ‘Employer/Accountant’ address on factfind.

This month also sees the completion of phase 6 of an 11-stage restyling project for Revolution. This ongoing project is underpinned by the overall aims of improving user navigation and ensuring the platform works more responsively on iPads and table devices. The latest phase has now also delivered a new look and feel to: all pages within the Contact Information area, Tasks, Reports, Login, and Search.

The Revolution development team have also announced the pipeline tasks and amendments that will be completed as part of the next phase. These include: further restyling; a brand new adviser dashboard; an equity release factfind, and the ability to export property portfolio data.

Tim Merrey, Director of Revolution, commented:

“There continues to be a significant level of investment into Revolution, and as a result, we continue to be able to hit our multi-phase development milestones.

“In our latest set of updates we have continued to listen to adviser feedback and have been able to develop a range of amends and improvements requested by our users. This month, we focused on enhancing the factfind element of the system with a range of new options that will make life easier for all that use them.

“This focus on securing marginal gains for our users does not stop and the team is already working on the next phase and ensuring that the investment we have placed in Revolution delivers real benefits for all.

“If the lockdown has taught us anything, it’s the value of having ultra-high-quality technology that can be fully relied upon, and can be utilised to ensure business continues whatever happens, and wherever advisers are working. Revolution absolutely does that, and we will continue to listen to feedback about what is required next and where we can continue to support our firms.”

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