B@Home is a mortgage coach app from Clydesdale Bank that aims to remove all the financial and home buying jargon that can be off putting for many first time buyers. The app allows first time buyers to search for their dream home, see how much they could borrow, get hints and tips on saving for a deposit and find out their credit score.
- React Native
- Microsoft MVC
- Microsoft SQL Server
Clydesdale Bank were looking for a slick consumer mobile app that could act as a mortgage coach for first time home buyers. The app would be part of Clydesdale Bank’s new brand, B. The app needed to be fun to use and easy to navigate – setting it apart from most other financial and banking apps.
SwarmOnline started the process by running a UX/UI design boot camp with Clydesdale Bank. Our team of skilled digital designers created a range of wireframes and screen mock-ups that would help the client visualise the app and get a better understanding of its user journey. These designs were then presented to the client in the form of an interactive user prototype.
The backend was developed in Microsoft MVC using .Net 4.5, which was paired with Microsoft SQL Server. This allowed the development team to meet any functional or security related requirements you would expect to find when working with large enterprises such as Clydesdale bank.
The B@Home app was met with great success and is now helping first time buyers get into their new homes around the UK.
B@Home offers users a one-stop shop for everything a first time homebuyer might need to know to get their foot on the property ladder. From estimating mortgage availability using the financial fitness calculator, to finding the perfect home with the integrated Zoopla service.
Working with Equifax B@Home also offers users the ability to check their credit score. If there’s room for improvement B@Home will let you know and is accompanied with a wealth of financial tips from banking experts.
B@Home guides users through the whole process and once the user is ready, one press connects them to advisers at Clydesdale bank.