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Connells Group adopts Yoti e-signing for sales and lettings business

Connells Group has adopted e-Signatures from Yoti for its sales and lettings business across a number of its brands.

This follows a successful move to Yoti for sales contracts in April 2020 that has brought improvements including 67% of contracts being signed within two hours along with cost savings.

E-signatures have been rolled out across the Group’s Connells, Sequence, Sharman Quinney, Peter Alan, Rook Matthews Sayers and Gascoigne Halman estate agency and lettings branches.

Yoti offers a secure web-based eSigning platform that enables estate agents to send documents electronically and manage their signing processes quickly and simply.

Using the platform, people can anchor their verified identity to their eSignature, using an embedded ID document check or the free reusable ID app.

This aims to add an extra layer of protection that safeguards both agents and tenants.

Nigel Trevor, IT solutions and development director at Connells Group,  said: “We are delighted to be able to successfully launch Yoti eSignatures into our business.

“The feature set Yoti has developed as part of their engagement with us will enhance significant aspects of our customer on-boarding processes, as well as helping to improve efficiencies.

“We have been impressed with the product development on Yoti since our initial engagement and, as the wider Yoti platform matures, we look forward to extending our relationship as part of our shared vision for improvement and digital transformation across our business areas.”

Yoti has been implemented across 600 Connells Group branches and is used for lettings and sales operations.

Robin Tombs, chief executive at Yoti, added: “I’m proud to welcome Connells Group to the Yoti network.

“As the UK’s leading property group, Connells Group need scalability and reliability and Yoti delivers this with a modern and intuitive user experience backed by our robust identity technology.

“Yoti enables organisations and consumers to unite through a shared desire to streamline processes and reduce cost of sale, whilst focussing on the increasingly important pillars of secure identity, data security and privacy.

“I look forward to seeing this partnership grow and make life easier for agents and tenants across the UK.”