Zoopla’s Alto cloud-based software has announced a new integration with lettings PropTech supplier Canopy.
This will enable tenant referencing to be permitted through the Alto workflow: Zoopla says this means property managers will be able to easily manage reference checks and see more data on an applicant - such as previous rental history.
Through the use of open banking technology and integrations directly with ‘source’ information partners such as HRMC which are embedded within Canopy, Alto customers will be able to verify the income, rental affordability and historical rent payments of prospective tenants in five to 15 minutes, instead of days or weeks.
On average, 67 per cent of Canopy users connect their open banking to the product.
The application process for tenants is enhanced thanks to Canopy’s mobile app while the risk of fraud is minimised for agents at the same time.
Alto’s Riccardo Iannucci-Dawson comments: “As a highly requested integration partner, we’re extremely excited to bring them to Alto and further improve our offering for our letting agent customers as a result.”
And Chris Hutchinson at Canopy comments: "This integration has been highly requested by our letting agent partners, and we are thrilled to be listening, and making it a reality for them.
“Our enhanced, robust referencing is focussed on building integrations that get closer to the ‘source of information’ rather than solely relying on uploaded data, which merged with Alto's impressive property management capabilities empowers agents to enhance their efficiency, make well-informed decisions, and ultimately provide exceptional experiences to their valued clients."