Nationwide has announced a partnership with OpenWrks, a UK based provider of open banking applications, to help its customers facing financial difficulty. OpenWrks, using Open Banking technology, helps people in financial difficulty quickly pull together information from different accounts and sources to easily built an accurate digital income and expenditure statement. Their solution uses conversational…

Challenger credit reference agency Credit Kudos, has launched a new Open Banking decision engine which its says will enable credit providers to automate credit policies, grow their loan books, and implement real-time decisioning with no or minimal technical integration. Lenders Admiral Financial Services and 247 Money have already adopted the new technology. Credit Kudos’ Assembly…

The Credit & Collections Technology Awards has confirmed the judging panel for the 2021 event. Launched in 2017, the fifth annual awards seek to recognise excellence in credit and collections technology. The judging panel includes industry association leaders whose expertise includes specialisms from a diversity of different backgrounds, this ranges from consumer and business commercial…

In the last 12 months, the pandemic has altered digital and financial lives, causing significant financial distress and uncertainty around employment and yet for others, financial reserves have improved. Either way, over the past year consumers, have been re-evaluating their relationships with money and technology according to Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index research. Given the…

PrinSIX has announced that it has entered into a partnership with AccountScore.  The partnership will allow lenders and other Financial Services businesses to deploy Open Banking within intelligent, personalised onboarding journeys AccountScore’s Open Banking solution offers insights into customers’ circumstances.  PrinSIX creates smart Open Banking journeys, optimising conversational outcomes while delivering the customer experience. Julian…

Target Group, the FCA-regulated business processing and software provider, has announced that the fintech mortgage lender, Perenna, has become the first client of its Mortgage Hub. The partnership, which is set to launch later this year, will see the Mortgage Hub powering Perenna’s mortgage offering; allowing it to provide decisions-in-principle within 20 seconds.   Perenna will…

The number of people choosing to share their data through open banking has tripled since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest statistics from Experian. In February, Experian’s Open Data Platform saw more than 188 million data sharing requests (up from 47 million in February 2020) – 30% of the 669 million…

Younger people’s finances have been hit hardest by the pandemic, and they are increasingly willing to securely share their bank transaction data to get access to financial products that can help them weather the storm, according to the latest findings from Credit Kudos’ Borrowing Index. The research found that Under 35s are three times more…

Latest Bank of England (BoE) figures show that UK homeowners borrowed a record £11.8 billion more on mortgages than they repaid in March, with market activity driven by the stamp duty holiday and low mortgage rates. Gross mortgage borrowing hit £35.6 billion in March, with buyers looking to tie up property purchases ahead of the…

Credit Connect’s hosted its first-ever Online Lending Technology Think Tank last week which saw lending strategies and the future of the sector discussed by thirteen leading professionals from a variety of lending sectors. The themes of fraud, open banking, credit risk and the future of lending were discussed by panellists and Chair Chris Warburton from…

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