Hey all! Following on from some awesome Fintech Q&A’s we’ve held recently, we’re proud to present a Q&A with Habito this week! Later on this week, CEO Dan Hegarty will be joining us right here to answer all of your questions!
Here’s some info about the company :
For many, the process of getting a mortgage is hellish; hellishly complicated, hellishly costly and hellishly outdated. At Habito, we believe that people shouldn’t have to go through hell to get a mortgage.
Since our launch in 2016, we’ve made it our mission to fundamentally change the way people finance their homes. Whether buying for the first time, remortgaging, moving house or buying as an investment, we’ve developed an award-winning service that gives our customers greater control over their mortgage. We deliver expert advice in real time, cutting-edge technology that gives them access to the best possible deals, plain English conversations and absolutely no fees whatsoever.
To date, we’ve raised £27.5million in funding from Atomico, Ribbit Capital and Mosaic Ventures as well as the founders of Funding Circle and Transferwise. Most importantly, we’ve helped more than 155,000 people get the mortgage they deserve.
We recently launched Habito life insurance, available exclusively to Habito customers with their mortgage. It’s 9 quick questions to assess eligibility. No lengthy forms, and no doctor’s appointments to get medical records. Every Habito customer who qualifies is given free no-strings-attached life insurance cover between the exchange and 30 days after the completion of their house purchase. Backed by AIG and RGA.
In just 2.5 years, Habito have:
• Completed over £1billion in mortgage submissions
• Grown to 120 employees (from 7 in 2016)
• Created a service customers love: 5* Trustscore on Trustpilot, from over 1600 reviews
• Built an award-winning service:
• Digital Top 50 Award for European B2C Startup 2016 from Google, McKinsey and Rocket Internet
• Named as one of Wired’s Top 10 UK startups in 2017
Amazing stuff! Get your questions in and Dan will be here later in the week to answer them