There have been dozens of stories in the press about lost mortgage offers because of defaults on mobile phone contracts. Dreams of home-ownership in tatters. Or a higher price and fees via a broker await. Defaults are one of the most common reasons for refusing a home loan. And these marks stay … Read More about Mobile phone defaults: not always a bad thing?
We were thrilled to enrol UK Midlands-based Castle & Crystal Credit Union as an early adopter of our Decision Engine in July 2018. Making better decisions The Decision Engine means that applicants now get a decision within seconds of hitting the Apply button. Meanwhile, the credit … Read More about Case Study – Castle & Crystal Credit Union
We are delighted to announce that NestEgg has been selected for the 2019 Fellowship Programme at the Finance Innovation Lab. We are now working with the Lab to create a more democratic, responsible and fair financial system. Fellows are selected on the basis of their potential to positively … Read More about Announcement: NestEgg Joins The Finance Innovation Lab!
Are you are getting turned down for loans? Getting charged too much for borrowing? Your credit score might be too low. However, the full picture is more complicated. You’re not in control of your financial identity Your financial identity (also known as your credit profile) determines whether you … Read More about Are You In Control Of Your Credit?
Money comes in. Money goes out. Calculating disposable income is hard given our tendency to spend what we earn. The Office of National Statistics has found 3 in 10 households break even at best. In many of these cases there's a budget deficit. Citizens Advice report that 5m British adults have … Read More about Why Traditional Financial Statements Don’t Work
We’re nice people in the credit union movement. We often ‘err’ on the side of accepting loans, especially where borrowing will really help members out of a tricky situation. This can knock our risk appetite out of line with expectations. In such circumstances bad debt costs run over budget. … Read More about How Being Nice can Skew Risk Appetite