At the beginning of this year, Valuu – the independent platform for comparing and taking out mortgages – entered into a comprehensive partnership with immobilier.ch, the leading online real estate website in French-speaking Switzerland. This gives Valuu a significant boost to its profile and presence in French-speaking Switzerland. From now on, visitors to the immobilier.ch website will see the estimated monthly costs of a Valuu mortgage for all properties currently on sale.
Valuu and immobilier.ch enter into a partnership
At the beginning of this year, Valuu – the independent platform for comparing and taking out mortgages – entered into a comprehensive partnership with immobilier.ch. 115 real estate agents hold a shareholder stake in the website for real estate professionals in French-speaking Switzerland, and over 1,100 agents publish their property listings on the site. This means that immobilier.ch has the widest range of fully verified properties to buy or rent in the whole of French-speaking Switzerland. Effective immediately, the partnership with Valuu allows property hunters on immobilier.ch to obtain binding mortgage offers for their favourite property. They will also receive an estimate of the associated monthly costs and can then take out the mortgage directly with Valuu.
Greater presence in French-speaking Switzerland
Thomas Jakob, Chief Business Unit Officer for Platform Business at PostFinance, says: “We’ve seen huge interest in Valuu since launching in French-speaking Switzerland two years ago – from banks and pension funds as well as our customers. That’s why I’m delighted we’re able to further enhance our presence together with the leading real estate site. Valuu and immobilier.ch share the same values: independence, attractive offers and personal proximity. We plan to rapidly step up collaboration and to provide users with a unique experience in attaining and financing their dream homes.”
Claude-Alain Paschoud, CEO of immobilier.ch, adds: “Thanks to our cooperation with Valuu, property hunters can find out in a few mouse clicks which home they can afford with their income and assets. Once they’ve found their favourite property, they can immediately compare the best mortgage deals for financing it and take out the mortgage directly on Valuu. If customers would prefer a personal consultation, they can arrange an appointment with a Valuu expert.”
Since its launch in January 2019, Valuu has already financed mortgages worth around 300 million francs. Valuu has 13,500 registered users and works with around 30 lenders who represent over 100 leading Swiss banks, insurance companies and pension funds. Users obtain binding offers from the outset on Valuu. On average, Valuu users compare 12 offers and can select the best one from the comfort of their sofa at any time – quickly and conveniently.