Leamington Spa-based IT firm Focus Solutions has struck up a new strategic partnership with Unisys, the worldwide information technology consulting services and solutions company, aimed at finance markets.
The alliance will give Unisys innovative technology from Focus Solutions for use on its multichannel mortgage origination platform.
Based on Focus’ experience of creating sales automation and advanced web based applications, Unisys is set to tap into this expertise to create a powerful straight-through processing model aimed at the major banks and building societies across the UK and Ireland, selling high volumes of mortgage related business.
The two partners say that for many years lenders have been looking for a single solution from a single supplier in order to reduce the overall cost of ownership.
Richard Stevenson, chief executive, Focus Solutions Group, said: “We are delighted to be working with Unisys as we look to grow our brand further in the mortgage sector.
“The latest version of focus:technology dramatically reduces the associated costs for developing intermediary and consumer portals in an intelligent and dynamic fashion. Our clients want fast and adaptable solutions delivered with change in mind. We are currently actively engaged on several significant deals together.”
Steve O’Loughlin, Unisys head of sales for mortgages in the UK, added: “The Unisys origination platform (UMO) works seamlessly with the award winning UFSS mortgage and banking system and the partnership with Focus will improve further the ability to deliver true end to end process optimisation and business agility.
“UFSS is already a key business component used by half of the top UK lenders.”