Zoopla, Countrywide, Connells, Fixflo, Property Detective, Trussle and Landbay are to work together in a series of investments and collaborations to bring further services to consumers.
PropertyDetective is a supplier of property and neighbourhood research reports and they will provide more in depth property data to Zoopla users and agents;
MD and founder of PropertyDetective, Barry Bridges said, “Our reports are now recognised by the industry and consumers alike as the best residential property reports you can get your hands on, full of useful information about the local area, giving an unbiased and genuinely useful picture of the facts that anyone moving home should be making themselves familiar with BEFORE moving home. Today, we start bringing those reports and our insight to a national audience of millions.”
Landbay is a leading peer-to-peer lender for property, which will allow ZPG users to invest in the UK residential property market from as little as £100;
Trussle, the UK’s first online mortgage adviser, will help ZPG users find the best value mortgages for their needs.
Alex Chesterman (right), Founder & CEO of Zoopla Property group (ZPG) said, “We are delighted to announce our investments and partnerships with these exciting companies that will help us to further differentiate our offering for both our users and partners. These deals confirm our ongoing commitment to leading innovation and nurturing UK technology entrepreneurs and together with our ongoing internal product developments will continue to see us leading the way across the property space.”
Meanwhile, Countrywide and Connells Group are also joining forces with Fixflo to improve their 24/7 property repair reporting systems.
The new strategic partnerships will offer Fixflo greater research and development capabilities to deliver on a wide selection of products aimed at improving its residential and commercial property block management solutions.
“Our ambition since inception has been to become the standard way in which repairs are reported and resolved in homes and places of work around the world and today’s announcement marks a significant step towards that objective,” said Rajeev Nayyar (left), Founder and Managing Director of Fixflo.
Alison Platt (below, right) CEO of Countrywide, said that her firm’s new collaboration with what she described as one of “Europe’s leading PropTech businesses” is a clear indication of their commitment to delivering the Group’s wider digital strategy.
She said, “This strategy is focused on ensuring that we provide our customers with the best digital tools available in order to bring people and property together more effectively and help our customers meet their needs. Our role as lead partner is a great example of how a strategic partnership between Countrywide and an agile start-up can deliver excellent results for both our customers and our business.”
Alex Chesterman, firmly believes that the partnership with Fixflo will help improve interactions between consumers and professionals.
“This deal reaffirms our ongoing commitment to leading innovation across the property sector and to nurturing UK property technology entrepreneurs,” he said.