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Mortgage Brain and Mortgage 2000 merge trading platforms

Sourcing systems Mortgage 2000 and Mortgage Brain are merging their trading platforms which they say will create the industry standard for mortgage intermediaries.

The two companies will remain as separate entities with their sourcing systems unchanged but the new common trading platform, called the Mortgage Trading Exchange, will allow intermediaries to trade electronically with 70 per cent of the mortgage market.

The agreement has just been signed and the Mortgage Trading Exchange is set to go live by the end of the year with lenders on-board having access to over 60 per cent of mortgage intermediaries according to Mortgage Brain and Mortgage 2000.

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