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
Assessing affordability is a challenge. Especially when considering loan applications from low income households. A family with little money will be struggling to make ends meet. Never mind paying back a loan. High cost credit perpetuates this problem. It's why credit unions are an important … Read More about The Affordability Challenge
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?
4.5 million people were declined for credit last year. Many for good reason; 1/4 of applicants were in financial difficulty. 10% were ‘just surviving’. However 42% were what the Financial Conduct Authority calls ‘financially resilient’. These applicants have savings, insurance and a pension. 7% had … Read More about Good Loan Applicants Are Being Turned Away
Despite tightening up regulations that protect consumers from over-indebtedness, insolvencies for 18 to 34 year olds are up by one third and the Bank of England predicts lenders writing off another £30bn of loans. Good conduct requires lenders to take into account the impact a loan would have on … Read More about Why You Need To Be Concerned About Affordability