OPDA welcomes finova as its latest member

Rowan Clayton
July 2, 2024
February 8, 2024

The Open Property Data Association (OPDA) has welcomed UK cloud-based mortgages and savings software provider finova as an associate member. finova is the UK’s leading provider of mortgage sales and originations platforms used by lenders.

OPDA is the UK’s independent industry body for companies revolutionising the property industry through data collaboration. Founded last June, it promotes the industry-wide adoption of open property data and technology standards. Open property data will improve the ease, accuracy and transaction experience for consumers and property industry professionals.

The association has already delivered a property data trust framework. OPDA member firms are shaping and contributing to work by the Digital Property Market Steering Group, a coalition of government and industry partners, on data, open standards, trust and interoperability, and shareable digital identity.  

Maria Harris, chair of OPDA, commented: “Having accurate and trustable data about property is hugely important to restoring confidence and creating certainty in the market. finova joining us is hugely exciting as they will make it possible for many intermediaries and lenders to access digital property data through their platforms. finova brings an impressive breadth of expertise from its product and consultancy groups. We are looking forward to finova supporting our future phases of research based on their growing customer base."

Rowan Clayton, Product Director at finova said: “Our vision to modernise and open up access to mortgages and lending products is very much aligned with OPDA’s work. We are excited about the prospect of helping OPDA with feedback on the future direction of its strategy.  

“The mortgage market has seen unprecedented volatility over the last 18 months, with access to buying property becoming harder for the next generation to achieve. Improving access to property data will remove barriers to property transactions, helping borrowers and lenders alike.”

My role as Product Director allows me to work closely with our senior leadership team and our clients to drive our products forward