Pisos.com, which is owned by multimedia communications group Vocento, has become the second real estate vertical in Spain to add mortgage services. Finance options are offered in cooperation with a credit union, Union de Creditos Inmobiliarios (UCI), under UCI’s Hipotecas.com brand.
The Pisos.com/hipotecas (which means “mortgages”) channel will give users access to UCI’s financing products and services, including mortgage calculators for first or second homes. It also has a mortgage calculator and advice on the different types of finance available.
Until now, market-leading rival Idealista.com was the only portal that offered integrated financing. Pisos.com’s move into mortgages leaves Adevinta verticals Fotocasa.es and Habitaclia.com as the only leading sites without an in-house mortgage offering.
In a press statement, Pisos.com managing director Miguel Angel Alemany (LinkedIn profile) highlighted UCI’s 30-year history in property financing and said the alliance reflects the portal’s commitment to “complement[ing] our real estate offer with added quality services”.