Focus Solutions is the first vendor to integrate a leading provider’s general insurance system within Home of Choice’s technology platform

20 September 2007

Focus Solutions, leading provider of adaptive software solutions to the financial services market, is pleased to announce it is the first software vendor to integrate a leading insurance provider’s innovative general insurance system, with Ignition, Home of Choice’s end to end solution, built by Focus to provide Home of Choice members with an indicative quote and apply service for insurance products.

The integration will enable Home of Choice members to quickly and easily apply online for buildings and contents cover, buy-to-let and mortgage payment protection insurance (MPPI) with limited re-keying of data. Advisers are able to source instant household quotes after answering just two questions with client data pre-populated from the Focus Fact Find. The general insurance system also provides the option under their 5* defaqto rated MPPI product, for separate accident and sickness or unemployment cover and cover for carers.

Since Ignition’s launch in July 2005, Focus has continuously introduced new enhancements to the solution supporting Home of Choice in their growth to become largest specialist Mortgage Network in the UK.

Ignition provides Home of Choice members with a future proofed, robust technology platform which covers, a componentised Point of Sale system, an automated system to handle the recruitment, assessment & registration of mortgage advisers, as well as providing a commission processing system.

Focus has developed this integration path as a standard component which is available for future Mortgage POS customers.

Gerry O’ Brien, Managing Director from Home of Choice said: “By differentiating ourselves through technology, Ignition, built by Focus, is regularly voted as the highest ranked adviser software by brokers across the industry. We are continually looking to improve our service for our members and this integration is key to our strategy going forward. We are delighted to be working with such well respected partners in the industry and look forward to receiving the first quotes.”

Richard Stevenson, Chief Executive, Focus Solutions, added: “Focus is very pleased to be chosen as one of the first vendors to integrate this system and we are very excited to be working on this exciting project. Focus’ front office solutions have been designed to enable easy integration with third parties and this integration project is key to that philosophy.”

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