The world of investing and borrowing hasn’t been immune to change. And peer-to-peer lending is one of the fastest growing trends in the world of finances right now. As more and more people start to question the reliability of traditional banks, many of them turn to alternative ways to make money. And whereas before the… Read more »
Like it or not, lending is one of the vehicles of progress. Thanks to lending, people get funding for their ideas, their entrepreneurial dreams, and business expansions, families get their first homes and a teenager gets their first car. And like all the other financial products and services, lending is evolving.
Direct lenders are well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for non-bank loans. Consumer and SME borrowers are turning away from big banks because traditional lenders are declining more loans than they approve. Direct lenders who understand the dynamics of non-traditional funding can earn superior returns on their portfolio, without taking on undue risk.
Innovation is easy for no one. But staying in the comfort zone of outdated interfaces and technologies isn’t an option. With new players entering the lending arena and technology becoming more advanced and accessible, the speed of innovation has to grow as well.
The belief that alternative lenders can’t compete with large-scale financial institutions simply isn’t true anymore. And one of the main reasons for it is technology. Big banks often choose to create their own custom solutions and support tons of legacy code. That’s where alternative lenders can gain a competitive edge by deploying an advanced LaaS… Read more »
Some alternative lenders still don’t have a clear understanding of what KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) rules are and how to work with them. The short explanation would be that AML is the overall governance framework aimed at preventing money laundering and other crimes. While KYC is a set of processes and… Read more »
CaixaBank operates the largest retail banking footprint in Spain. Due to the high marketplace penetration, the key business challenge for them was sustaining long-term growth. The solution they came up with was their unique Click & Go loan. The product maximizes internal growth potential by targeting current customers with pre-approved, instant credit. As of now,… Read more »
Remember this time last year? It was all-hands-on-deck for GDPR. Everyone working overtime to resolve a myriad of deployment details. Luckily, we don’t anticipate a regulatory compliance event of that scale in 2019. However, it’s important to understand the impact of the new rules on your individual lending operation, because smaller enterprises may be exempt… Read more »