The digital age has brought us many things – cloud storage, machine learning, automation and a whole host of other advanced technologies that have enabled businesses to operate more smoothly and ditch many siloed and paper-based ways of doing things.
Digital transformation for banks means making a brave and a long-overdue step toward intelligent automation and processes streamlining. But with the right tools, digitalization not only pleases the clients but also leads to a reduction in operational spending, an increase in efficiency, and growth in the core business.
The belief that alternative lenders can’t compete with large-scale financial institutions simply isn’t true anymore. And not just alternative lenders, pretty much any SME, retailer, e-commerce or manufacturer can deploy a fully-fledged bank-grade lending program from scratch within days and reap the benefits that would previously go to a bank. With little to no extra effort.
Working in the medical industry you know that bills can be overwhelming for patients. So why not provide them with an easy-to-use solution that will allow your practice to open a line of credit directly, without banks or the monstrous interest rates of a payday loan?
A new breed of entrepreneur has created an untapped niche for digital lenders. These upstarts left their corporate positions to start lucrative new business ventures from a shared workspace or a home office. They’re an interesting mix of people with one thing in common – a bright entrepreneurial spirit. It’s all good news for alternative lenders, because you’re their first choice for business funding.
This is a guest post from the Clutch.co team
Launching and managing a lending business can be quite an undertaking. But there are plenty of ways to make it easier. A comprehensive and intelligent technology stack should be your first step when it comes to building a successful and productive loan operation. It could prove to be one of your most important decisions.
2020 is right around the corner, and it promises to be another dynamic year for the financial industry. Savvy lenders are already in full planning mode, strategizing new ways to overcome a variety of business challenges. We’re optimistic that digital lenders will find creative workarounds for their obstacles. And maybe even say, “Wow. That was a blessing in disguise.”
Digitalization leaves no industry untouched. In the last decades, lenders, traditional and alternative, have been on the lookout for new technologies to take them ahead of the competition. Software that would make credit decisioning and loan management safer, faster, and cheaper. Naturally, AI has been a focus for most.
As lending niche entry barrier lowers due to the development of FinTech, competition grows. Big banks have established names and loyal client bases going for them, and alternative credit providers keep improving user experience, simplifying onboarding, and lowering interest rates. That leaves new lending market players in a tricky position where they have to compete both among themselves and with the big banks. But with the right groundwork, outperforming banks and your fellow alternative lenders is possible.
Consumers choose speed and convenience over price, even when it comes to their finances. That’s why successful lenders strive to deliver instant approvals, and 1-day funds transfers. They’re training borrowers to expect quick action with every application. Can your lending operation approve loans at warp speed, without sacrificing credit quality?