Google is registered as a licensed mortgage broker. Though the company won’t be financing mortgages, it will aggregate quotes from local and national lenders it has partnered with, includingZillow (Z) and Lending Tree (TREE), in order to help users find the best mortgage.
Google (GOOG) acknowledged that lender participation is based on a flexible cost-per-lead model, which means the company is paid by the mortgage lenders.
The mortgage comparison tool adds to Google Compare’s offerings, which also allow users to shop around for car insurance quotes and credit card offers.
Ryanair announced a new partnership with Booking.com, the world leader in online hotel and accommodation booking. This will now allow Ryanair customers to book the widest range of accommodation at the best prices, as well as the lowest air fares on Europe’s largest route network, directly on the Ryanair.com website.
Ryanair’s partnership with Booking.com offers customers:
- Best price guaranteed on any type of property
- 550,000+ hotels and accommodation in 209 countries
- 25 types of accommodation with over 40m guest reviews
- The option of booking accommodation whilst booking flights or directly at Ryanair.com
This is the latest in a series of improvements as part of Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” programme, following a new website, a brand new app with mobile boarding passes, the “My Ryanair” customer registration system and our new Family Extra and Business Plus services, as Ryanair continues to offer so much more than just the lowest fares.
Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs, said, “Ryanair is pleased to partner with Booking.com, the world’s leading online booking accommodation provider, in the latest in a long line of Ryanair digital improvements. Ryanair will carry 89m passengers this year at our lowest fares and our partnership with Booking.com guarantees the lowest hotel prices, allowing Ryanair customers to book their flights and accommodation together, ensuring they save even more, every time they fly with us.”
Global Head of PR at Booking.com, Andre Manning, said, “It is our goal to help leisure and business travelers – whatever their budgets are – easily discover, book, and enjoy the world’s best places to stay. We are excited to be the exclusive partner of Ryanair and to see reservations of accommodations grow rapidly in a very short time via their website. With more than 550,000 accommodations worldwide Booking.com is committed to offering the best travel experience wherever the Ryanair customers are travelling.”