Newcastle Building Society has announced that is set to transform the way it helps customers in financial difficulty by launching a digital debt help service, with integrated Open Banking technology. Newcastle Building Society’s new online facility, which has been developed by Paylink Solutions, will be available to customers of the Society who are facing financial…

Challenger credit bureau Credit Kudos has announced they are the Open Banking and Credit Risk partner of choice for the car finance broker, CarFinance 247. Credit Kudos is an FCA-Authorised Credit Bureau and AISP that uses financial behaviour to measure creditworthiness, harnessing Open Banking. Credit Kudos will be supporting both CarFinance 247’s lending and broking…

TransUnion and Let Alliance have announced that they have completed a two-year strategic project that has resulted in redefining the way that tenant referencing works in the UK, with references now returned the same day. Let Alliance has developed the affordability algorithms in partnership with TransUnion and through the knowledge of managing a Rent Guarantee…

Credit Kudos and Cybertonica have announced a new partnership using their combined platforms to automate credit scoring, harnessing Open Banking. Credit Kudos is an FCA-authorised challenger Credit Bureau and Account Information Service Provider (AISP) that uses financial behaviour to measure creditworthiness. The partnership with Cybertonica, and the use of their new ScreenWiZe™ product will enable…

A new study across 11 markets commissioned by Mastercard has revealed that six out of seven people use digital banking solutions at least once a month, 38 per cent do so on a weekly or even daily basis. 63% use mobile banking apps from traditional banks and one in five (20%) already from digital-only banks.…

The Open Banking revolution is being hampered by outages that banks are taking weeks to fix, according to figures from SME lender Growth Street. The conclusions made by the lender are based upon analysis of publicly available data which the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) published on their API monitoring tool. The data shows that…

OpenBanking and auto-decisioning technology provider LendingMetrics has unveiled a new-look website to fill what it says are giant OpenBanking knowledge gaps. The site  – www.lendingmetrics.com – has been re-designed to spell out how OpenBanking can dramatically improve the quality of underwriting and boost standards of compliance. A series of questions determines the type of business…

London-based adviser LDNfinance has announced that is set to start using a new Open Banking platform to process loan applications. The mortgage specialist has opted for LendingMetrics’ OpenBankVision, giving it real-time access to applicants’ bank statements and transaction details. Director of LendingMetrics, David Wylie, said “We’ve spent two years developing and testing OpenBankVision and know that LDNfinance will benefit…

Nationwide Building Society has selected seven fintech companies to take part in its Open Banking for Good challenge. The fintech firms will develop Open Banking based apps and services to help financially vulnerable people. The seven companies have been chosen from more than 50 applicants. Those selected into each of the three categories are: Income…

Debt management specialist Gregory Pennington, has announced that it has integrated an Open Banking solution, provided by Equifax in partnership with AccountScore, into its annual customer review process. The technology automates an often onerous operation for customers, saving time and inconvenience, as well as significantly reducing Gregory Pennington’s operational costs. Customers of the debt management…

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