This is an excerpt from FinAncIal: Helping Financial Executives Prepare for an Artificial World. Grab your copy here!
This case study covers the leading player in AI-based small-dollar lending for credit unions, QCash.
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Purveyors of short‑term credit and small‑dollar loans have gotten an understandably bad rap in the last couple decades. And it makes sense—before regulations, some interest rates on these loans went as high as 1,000%. Even today, short‑term loan interest rates climb over 600% in some states. In many ways, the reputation that short‑term credit earned was, well, earned. But it doesn’t have to be that way. And frankly, it shouldn’t be.
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Sure, fee income is great for increasing non-interest income. But ironically, that revenue comes at a cost. Or, a few costs, actually.
Continue reading “Could This Be the End to Credit Union Fees?”
Fintech Friday posts usually go something like this:
Something doesn’t work as well as it could. Until now, there’s been no way around it. But this fintech promises to change all that!
Continue reading “A History of Innovation: Xpress Data, Inc. (XDI)”
How many direct auto loans do you preapprove for members? Aaaaand how many of those members end up with dealer financing?
Dealer financing won’t be terribly advantageous to the member. Any former car salesman will tell you that financing is where they really make their money. And it’s also where you lose it!
So, let’s dig into a new CUSO, Loanify, to see how they help credit unions grow their loan portfolios… and help members get better deals on their cars.
Continue reading “Growing Your Direct Auto Loan Portfolio with Loanify”
My partner and I would like to buy a house. We’re both Millennials in our 30s and we make enough money to dream about buying a home sometime soon. The problem is that a small fixer-upper where we live costs well over $300k.
Continue reading “Modernizing the Borrower Experience with Nonbank Mortgage Servicers like Valon”