We've taken a look at five credit unions using the NestEgg Decision Engine and Workflow to understand how credit unions are helping with the Coronavirus. The surge in Coronavirus-related loan applications is huge. We estimate that at least £4 in every £10 borrowed, since lockdown, is supporting … Read More about How credit unions are helping with the Coronavirus
Covid-19 will increase bad debt. Covid-19 means falling credit scores. Spending 1/5 of monthly income on credit is already tight. But losing 20% of a salary (assuming employers pass this cut on), means debts will be harder to repay. And the self-employed are faring worse. Currently they can … Read More about Covid-19 means falling credit scores. A holistic view is needed
Consolidation loans are tempting. They help members cut the interest rates they are paying. Monthly repayments can be reduced. The convenience of one combined monthly payment helps people budget better. But they are not without risk. One-off credit card consolidation may be a better … Read More about Credit card consolidation: a lower risk alternative?
NestEgg and Central Liverpool Credit Union are one of six finalists in the Affordable Credit Challenge. Together we are building Financial Health Indicators (FHIs) into NestEgg's decision engine. Covering spending, borrowing and saving, FHIs are shared transparently between borrowers and … Read More about Introducing Financial Health Indicators
Financial technology (fintech) is great news for credit unions. Slicker user experience. Automation. Easier payments. Better use of data. These all help the sector grow loan books. But ‘tech for good’ companies are hoovering up potential credit union members. Some are particularly strong on … Read More about The credit union difference in a fintech world
On Thursday 20th June NestEgg co-hosts a Finance Innovation Lab community event; Open Banking for People and Planet. Kicking off at 7pm, the event's at the Google Start-up Campus. We'll look at how Open Banking improves loan decisions and how this can be done at scale. Automated decisions can … Read More about Open Banking for People and Planet