Sriram, Veterans in the home loan industry wanted to shift from agent-led to self-service for home loan applications. Increasing smartphone and smart device usage, increased connectivity, and high-end customer experience drive the digital transformation trend, bringing banking solutions to customers' homes. This ever-changing market requires traditional banks to keep up with new technologies and operating models that keep them focused on the customer throughout the entire process.
Many of the users were first-time loan applicants and knew nothing about it.
How do we help users from T-2 & T-3 towns navigate the complexity of taking a home loan, without an agent?
We realized that while the company and executives have been in this business for years, the users are first-time borrowers who know little about loans. Hence, in this project, it became clear that we had to rely heavily on user testing to make the right design decisions
Our team carried out a competitive analysis of the other players in the market to identify the loan timelines, and documentation asked, and identify both the pros and cons of such portals. All insights generated through these activities fed in creating the design directions and deciding on the UI benchmarks for SHF.
User testing is one of the crucial stages of the design process. It helps us
The app is now rolling out into 7 regional languages and is poised to make a dent in the lending sector.