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Legal & General Home Finance launches API link with Iress adviser portal

API links help improve the adviser journey by allowing different pieces of software to share information with them in real time, including for client due diligence research.

11 Jan 2024

Full press release

Legal & General Home Finance has launched a seamless application programming interface (API) link with software provider Iress to allow advisers to manage lifetime mortgage applications through its adviser portal ‘The Exchange’.

API links help improve the adviser journey by allowing different pieces of software to share information with them in real time, including for client due diligence research.

The partnership with Iress’ ‘The Exchange’ platform will enable advisers to search and recommend Flexible and Optional Payment Lifetime Mortgage products for their clients. The portal helps advisers research, quote and compare clients’ needs quickly and easily.

It follows Legal & General Home Finance’s API link with the later life lending platform Air Sourcing, which has supported advisers in streamlining their client application processes to provide better customer outcomes.

The new API link is one of a number of innovations introduced in recent months to help advisers better service their customers’ needs, including improvements to its lifetime mortgage range and the launch of the first-of-its-kind Payment Term Lifetime Mortgage (PTLM) for borrowers over 50 whose needs are not always being met.

David G Jones, Distribution Director, Legal & General Home Finance: “Lifetime mortgages play an important role in long-term financial planning, and we are working constantly to make our products more accessible to advisers. Our seamless API link with Iress’ industry-leading portal will allow advisers to research, quote and compare clients’ later-life lending solutions quickly and easily - ultimately leading to better customer outcomes.”
Jacqueline Durbin, Global Head of Product - Life, Pensions & Mortgages, Iress: “We're delighted to extend Legal & General's presence on the Exchange platform to include real time Equity Release Quotations, KFIs and Applications. Lifetime mortgages are an ever-growing part of the landscape. Expanding our capabilities for these products and having Legal & General join is part of our ongoing commitment to the advisor community. The API-driven solution means that everything can be done from within the platform when applying for a Legal & General product, reducing friction and the potential for error, as well as making the whole process far more efficient."

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Legal & General Retail

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Notes to editors

Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with £1.2 trillion in total assets under management (as at FY23) of which c40% (circa £0.5 trillion) is international.

We have a highly synergistic business model, which continues to drive strong returns. We are a leading international player in Institutional Retirement, in Retail Savings and Protection, and in both public and private markets through our Asset Management division. Across the Group, we are committed to responsible investing and dedicated to serving the long-term savings and investment needs of customers and society.

As at 7 June 2024, we estimate the Group’s Solvency II coverage ratio to be 224%.

As at 11 June 2024, Legal & General has a market capitalisation of £14.6 billion.

Legal & General Retail helps create brighter financial futures for all our customers. The division covers the savings, protection and retirement needs of our c.14 million retail policyholders and workplace members.  

In 2023, we had total individual annuity sales of £1,431 million, and issued £299 million of Lifetime Mortgages and Retirement Interest Only Mortgages. Our Workplace pension platform served 5.2 million members, while our Protection businesses gave peace of mind to several million direct, group and US customers, taking in £1,991 million of UK and $1,584 million of US gross written premiums.