This will launch alongside a range of extra information and guidance relating to vulnerable customers, which has been uploaded onto both the Nationwide for Intermediaries and TMW for Intermediaries websites.
Additional support needs can be highlighted in two ways:
- Brokers can alert Nationwide or The Mortgage Works directly to any customer support needs by emailing a dedicated team.
- Customers can share information via the Experian Support Hub, which provides the added benefit of being able to notify a number of organisations about vulnerabilities in one go.
Ian Andrew, Nationwide’s Director of Intermediary Relationships, comments: “We know some of our customers and landlords will have vulnerabilities that require tailored support from us, and intermediaries will often be aware of that information first. We want to make the process of notifying us as easy as possible for brokers, so they can alert us to any important information needed to support customers, which is why we’re launching this service alongside new in-depth guidance. We know this is something brokers have been asking for and it’s another example of us responding to their feedback.”