Halifax, the UK's largest mortgage lender, has launched a new mortgage intermediary website designed to help intermediaries find the right product for their client, including a text message alert service.

The text message alert service enables mortgage intermediaries to keep up to date with Halifax’s latest product and service news. A new product search tool will enable intermediaries to find the best product for their clients more quickly and a lending criteria search tool makes it easier for intermediaries to find out information about Halifax’s underwriting policies.

Jack Saxton, managing director of Halifax Intermediaries, said: We work closely with intermediaries to keep our online service fresh and ahead of the competition. The new look website includes a host of new tools to make it even easier for intermediaries to do business with us.

Halifax, which is part of banking group HBOS, recently signed up to an eStandards initiative from Origo, a scheme aimed at standardizing systems across the industry.