We run several niche comparison websites and have a project to design the comparison code for a new site
Product - Bridging Loans (a specialist loan secured against a property)
The job is to create a code that compares several variables from a clients submission form
Generates preferred supplier results from corresponding supplier list
Stores/forwards clients submission information.
SUBMISSION VARIABLES FOR COMPARISON
DATA ENTERED SUPPLIER VARIABLES
Loan amount min 5000 rising in thousands Supplier terms start from 5000 min
Term of loan in months/years Terms start from 1-36 months so a particular supplier may offer 6-24, etc
TYPE OF LOAN—drop down list of 3-4 options Suppliers may not lend against all options
REASON FOR LOAN —drop down list of multiple
options to be confirmed approx 10 Most suppliers cover the majority of reasons, some specialise in certain
areas and would be the preferred comparison
Short term cash flow
Refurbishment prior to sale
TYPE OF SECURITY—drop down list of options
IN-HOUSE VARIABLE — We will allocate a preference variable to suppliers. So if 10 suppliers conform to a clients submission then for example the top 4 with the best preference variable will be generated.
For all fields a client will be able to omit entering data (if they don’t know) this will remove the variable from the comparison. On the drop down list we can have a “Unsure” option for the others they may just be left blank.