Date Published 11 April 2013
Zoopla Property Group has signed an exclusive partnership agreement to power the property search function for the new Barclays Homeowner App.
The free mobile app launched this week by Barclays provides a variety of tools to help house hunters search for properties and navigate the home-buying process with ease. They will have access to hundreds of thousands of UK properties available for sale and be able to directly contact estate agents and mortgage advisers via the app.
The one-stop shop offers quick access to a range of features including: customised property search filters; the ability to make notes against properties; financial tools to calculate estimated borrowings and monthly payments against a specific property; and a calculator to show the overall cost of moving.
Alex Chesterman, founder & CEO of Zoopla Property Group, said: `We are delighted to be working with Barclays on what is sure to be a very successful property app.
`The announcement of the Help to Buy scheme in the Budget means the timing of the release of this app could not be better.
`This partnership is a natural win for both parties with Barclays able to provide a comprehensive property search tool and our members enjoying increased exposure and enquiries as a result.`
Steve Weston, managing director of retail lending at Barclays, said: `We’ve been listening to our customers and know that buying a home can be a bit of a minefield, with so many properties to choose from and so many different factors to consider.
`This is why we have launched our Homeowner App, to really help homebuyers navigate this journey with ease, whilst on the move.`
The new app is available for both Barclays and non-Barclays customers to download through the Apple and Android app stores