Growing the loan book in 2021 will continue to be a challenge. Job insecurity and economic uncertainty means it's harder to make lending decisions. Borrowers' circumstances change so quickly due to Covid-19. And then there’s rising bad debt. 100,000 new borrowers NestEgg will provide responsible … Read More about Growing the loan book in 2021
In September NestEgg processed one loan application every 10 minutes. This anonymised data set provides new insights into Covid-19's impact on lower income borrowers. The pandemic is hitting around 1/3 of credit union members badly. But this isn’t yet showing in the credit data – there’s a lag … Read More about Covid-19’s impact on lower income borrowers
There are good missed payments. That might sound counter-intuitive. No one wants to see missed payments on a credit file. But a more careful look at the data can reveal an applicant getting back on track. There are missed payments but things are improving. An accept. Not a decline. For what … Read More about There are good missed payments
Credit unions save low income borrowers, in Great Britain, £120m in excess interest every year. NestEgg users generate a ‘social dividend’ of £200 saved interest, each working hour. However, 40% of loans are declined. As a result, every year 100,000 vulnerable applicants are turned away by … Read More about Decline to accept
On 10 June our webinar looked at lending trends since lockdown. We wanted to find out how Coronavirus affects the financial health of credit union borrowers. Responsible lenders can adjust their lending to this new reality. At the end of the webinar, and this article, we share two risk-based … Read More about Lending trends since lockdown
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?