From a regulator’s standpoint, it makes good sense to scrutinize lenders. Especially those that use online channels for account origination, funds transfers, and payments processing as this niche isn’t yet as well-controlled as brick-and-mortar businesses. That’s why it makes equally good sense for lending professionals to hardwire regulatory compliance into their business model and product… Read more »
Open banking has turned financial services upside-down and inside-out. These data-driven programs cater to consumer needs and wants, instead of pushing out prepackaged products and services. What started as a regulatory directive in the UK has opened up a whole new world of opportunity for consumers and innovative lenders.
Proper borrower identification is a crucial part of any lending operation’s customer due diligence. No matter the jurisdiction, taking care of borrower identification safely and accurately will have an enormous impact on regulatory compliance as well as the overall portfolio health.
Data protection is one of the top concerns in the banking industry, especially for lenders who rely on digital platforms to originate accounts and manage payments processing. The problem gets more complex – and more difficult to control – when employees use third-party document sharing platforms, and lenders engage in open banking systems.
P2P lending isn’t a trend. It’s an entirely new delivery vehicle that’s here to stay. Borrowers have already pushed peer-to-peer loan volume close to the $1 trillion mark, but launching an infrastructure that supports investor/borrower matching can still be a complex undertaking. Alternative and digital lenders who understand online origination and payments processing are the… Read more »
Running a small business is hard enough as is. But the reality we live in is such that in addition to the challenges of finding customers, paying rent, controlling quality and delivery of goods or services, one has to deal with the fact that more or less 60% of invoices are paid late. The idea… Read more »
Customer financing, consumer credit, and in-house financing are different names used to describe the same concept – providing your clients with a way to pay for your goods or services in several installments with interest that makes it worthwhile for you. And while this marketing/monetization opportunity is starting to go viral among business owners, you… Read more »
Building a viable lending business is no easy task. But in recent years, the democratization of technology and the rise of numerous FinTech startups has led to a great lowering of entry barriers into the digital lending niche. With 82% of businesses failing due to cash flow issues, the lending market, especially that of digital… Read more »
Consumers don’t love technology. They love the speed and convenience that technology delivers. Digital lenders who capture the lion’s share of new loans in today’s fiercely competitive marketplace, do so by minimizing a metric called time-to-funding. They regularly grant access-to-funds within 24 hours after the applicant clicks the submit button. Is your lending infrastructure up… Read more »
Throughout the history of lending, it has gone through several stages of democratization. The big banks used to have a monopoly on selling quality credit products and people who didn’t want to go to a pawnshop had no other choice but to try and qualify for an unlikely loan from a traditional institution. But things… Read more »