Coventry Building Society launches new customer affordability tool

12th January 2022 Company News |

Coventry Building Society has launched a new online affordability tool to help mortgage customers facing financial difficulties. The tool, delivered by fintech Paylink Solutions, allows customers to self-serve and provide their affordability using SFS guidelines. They can also be seamlessly referred for free debt advice to Paylink Solutions’ sister company, PayPlan, to support them with…

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Ecospend and Contis agree Banking-as-a-Service partnership

Open Banking technology specialist, Ecospend has announced that it is partnering with European Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider, Contis. Contis offers a range of BaaS products to its customers across a variety of sectors, including cloud-based, real-time accounts and payments solutions. By integrating Ecospend’s ‘pay-by-bank’ technology, Contis’ customers will have the option to make account-to-account payments, as…

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Fear of rejection putting off millions of borrowers

15th December 2021 Consumer Lending | #consumer lending

Millions of people in the UK are being put off accessing credit products because they fear a rejected application could harm their chances of a loan in the future, according to new analysis from Freedom Finance, one of the UK’s leading online consumer lending platforms. The research shows that more than one in 10 (11%)…

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Open Banking adoption in lending predicted to hit 70% in next two years

10th December 2021 Consumer Lending | #open banking

A new report published today by Open Banking credit reference agency, Credit Kudos has found that nearly nine in ten (87%) of those say they plan to adopt it within the next two years, meaning that by 2023, seven in ten lenders (70%) overall are expected to be using Open Banking. One in four lenders…

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Ecospend and London Mutual Credit Union agree ‘pay-by-bank’ services partnership

7th December 2021 Company News | #open banking

Ecospend, a UK provider of Open Banking APIs, has announced a partnership with London Mutual Credit Union that will enable ‘pay-by-bank’ functionality to its customers. The change will result in real-time money transfers, driving the credit union further towards its vision of achieving a friction-free experience for customers. As the largest credit union in the…

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TotallyMoney and Fintern agree API partnership

6th December 2021 Company News |

Credit app, TotallyMoney has announced an API integration partnership with digital consumer lender, Fintern. A combination of open banking and artificial intelligence (AI) will allow for faster eligibility checking for customers. Qin Su, TotallyMoney Commercial Director said “TotallyMoney wants customers’ data to work for them and not against them. Fintern is able to harness the…

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Demand for credit by younger borrowers rises above pre-Covid levels

Demand for consumer credit has yet to match the pre-Covid peak seen in January 2020, but the latest Market Pulse from Equifax suggests that rapidly rising applications for credit, more than doubling between November 2020 and August 2021, point to returning financial confidence, especially among the young. Younger borrowers, in particular those aged 18 to…

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Finance firms prioritising payments and customer experience with open banking spending growth

1st December 2021 Consumer Lending | #open banking

New research published by open banking platform Tink has revealed an increase in spending among Europe’s financial executives, with 47% saying their open banking budgets have risen in 2021. This follows a challenging year in 2020, where financial institutions battled budget restrictions against the race to serve more customers digitally. The research, based on 308…

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FCA to scrap 90-day open banking rule

30th November 2021 Consumer Lending | #open banking

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking to scrap a key open banking rule requiring users to reauthenticate access to customer accounts every 90 days. The move will mean that consumers will no longer need to reauthenticate permissions with Account Servicing Payment Service Providers every 90 days if accessing account information through a third-party provider.…

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2021 Credit & Collections Technology Company Power List announced

Credit Connect has announced its annual Credit & Collections Technology company power list for 2021. The third edition of the power list is a round-up of the most prominent innovating companies within credit and collections technology. Credit Connect has identified the top 20 ‘Premier’ innovators highlighting the achievements and successes of the top-performing companies. The…

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Experian launches lending verification service

29th November 2021 Consumer Lending |

Consumers will be able to get access to better financial products and services, as Experian launches a new service to help lenders provide even faster, more accurate and bespoke lending decisions. Work Report™ is the first digital verification service that will allow consumers to consent to digitally share their payroll information with another organisation. It…

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UK Finance announces strategy for open banking payments

23rd November 2021 Consumer Lending |

UK Finance has set out recommendations for the future strategy of open banking payments in a new report. There are now over 2.5 million open banking payments a month compared to just 320,000 in the whole of 2018, and the recommendations in the report will help support the development of more products and services for consumers.…

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Open Banking falling short of its promise

9th November 2021 Consumer Lending |

Open Banking falling short of its promise according to ConnectPay. In January 2018, the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) was introduced, paving the way for Open Banking, with the new initiative, enabling third-party access to banking data. This created enormous space for innovation for fintech companies, promising ample opportunities to develop and deliver new, powerful…

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