Propflo secures £860k to develop ‘Retrofit-as-a-Service’ for mortgage industry
Bath, December 12th, 2023. Propflo, an award winning AI property platform, has been awarded over £860,000 by Innovate UK to further develop advanced data-driven portfolio approach to net zero and scale its ‘Retrofit-as-a-Service’ solution for lenders, intermediaries and estate agents. This funding is part of a highly competitive £5m two-phase programme on Net Zero Heat and is due to run until March 2025.
Pictured: Luke Loveridge, CEO (left), Daniel Moyo, Chief Data Scientist (Right)
The primary focus of the project will be developing Propflo’s portfolio AI insights and linking these to its retrofit one-stop-shop (GreenVal) and its ongoing engagement platform (HomeHub). The goal is for lenders, intermediaries and estate agents to have everything they need to support their customers to retrofit their properties in a streamlined and joined up process.
A key part of the project will be testing a model for mortgage intermediaries who play a trusted role in advising homeowners and are forecast to be responsible for 90% of mortgage distribution in 2024. Habito was recently the first mortgage intermediary to launch a retrofit tool – GreenVal – and will now be the primary partner testing the end-to-end solution.
Other partners on the project include:
- Action Net Zero: A sustainability social enterprise facilitating homeowner engagement to ensure no vulnerable households are overlooked.
- Propcert: A leader in EPC assessments, partnering with Propflo to provide the Enhanced EPC and facilitate the installation of smart home technology for verification and monitoring.
- A variety of improvement suppliers including Glow Green and Aico Homelink.
- Stakeholders including mortgage lenders, intermediaries and estate agents who will take part in the learning and scale up of the solution.
Propflo is an award winning data-driven AI platform that supports lenders and property businesses to comply with energy efficiency regulations, meet their climate targets, and then support their customers in their wider ownership journey.
It was founded by proptech entrepreneur Luke Loveridge and geospatial and risk data scientist Dr Daniel Moyo. Its lead investor, Ying Tan, is an industry expert having built and sold one of the largest specialist mortgage brokers in the country. The business has a strong advisory team including the CEO of Yopa Verona Frankish, and Professor Mike Tipping who is a world-leading AI expert.
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