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AFG signs up for open banking platform

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Sarah Simpkins 6 minute read

AFG has teamed with a fintech to allow customers to share their financial and banking data with the group’s brokers.

Australian Finance Group (AFG) has signed as a client for Frollo’s CDR (Consumer Data Right) Gateway platform, which offers access to open banking data from around 80 financial institutions, consent management and artificial intelligence-driven insights.

As an accredited data recipient (ADR), Frollo reported it will support AFG in becoming an ADR and to deploy the CDR Gateway platform to its brokers under the upcoming trusted adviser model.

The groups also expect that access to open banking will speed up mortgage applications, with the use of data that is trusted by banks.

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Mark Hewitt, AFG general manager, industry and partnerships explained the CDR Gateway will “enable many use cases” for brokers.

“We are very excited about the potential for open banking in the mortgage sector,” Mr Hewitt said.

Frollo founder and chief executive Gareth Gumbley commented: “Open banking has the potential to deliver incredible value for consumers, particularly when it comes to mortgage applications.

“We’re excited to work with AFG and provide their brokers with a complete, real-time overview of their customers’ finances to help their customers achieve their financial goals.”

AFG recently partnered with Volt Bank to soft-launch a white-label home loan product, called AFG Home Loans Sparc, as well as a personal finance management app named Handl. by AFG.

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Both offerings are powered by Volt’s banking-as-a-service (BaaS) platform.

AFG CEO David Bailey told The Adviser that they would be tailored to meet broker requirements.

[Related: UK regtech expands into Australia with Judo Bank]

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Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins is the news editor across Mortgage Business and The Adviser.

Previously, she reported on banking, financial services and wealth management for InvestorDaily and ifa.

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