Sagent | September 18, 2023
Sagent, a prominent fintech software company specializing in modernizing mortgage servicing for banks and lenders, has announced an extension of its partnership with The Central Trust Bank (Central Bank). Backed by Warburg Pincus, Sagent's mission is to facilitate the transformation of mortgage servicing operations through scalable fintech solutions. This six-year extension signifies their commitment to empowering the Central Bank with cutting-edge technology, ensuring efficient operations, enhancing the customer experience, and addressing the ever-evolving demands of the mortgage industry.
Central Bank's decision to extend its partnership with Sagent underscores the value of Sagent's cloud-based LoanServ system. This system is the cornerstone of Central Bank's mortgage servicing operations, offering agile and highly configurable technology that automates intricate, high-volume tasks and workflows. By leveraging Sagent's fintech solutions, Central Bank aims to deliver an exceptional customer experience while remaining adaptable to the dynamic landscape of customer needs and regulatory requirements. This extension solidifies the role of technology in driving Central Bank's growth and competitiveness within the mortgage servicing sector.
Steve Komaromi, COO of Loan Servicing at Central Bank, commented,
Central Bank remains committed to its strong community roots while embracing growth opportunities through partnerships with industry leaders like Sagent to power ultra-personalized, full-service banking that helps us engage, care for, and retain our customers through every step of the homeownership journey.
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Central Bank's mortgage servicing technology from Sagent improved operational efficiency, kept them at the forefront of fintech innovation and met customers' expectations for a mobile-friendly banking experience. Steve also expressed Central Bank's enthusiasm for this extended partnership, highlighting the opportunity to expand their servicing customer base and accelerate innovation to serve their customers better.
Central Bank, rooted in community-first principles since its inception in 1902, has left an indelible mark across over 140 locations in the Midwest. With a century of service-driven banking, it has consistently earned accolades such as 'Best Customer Service Bank' by Newsweek and recognition in Forbes' prestigious list of 'America's Best Banks.' Sagent has over $2 trillion in outstanding mortgage balances on its platforms and is the only enterprise, default, and consumer mortgage servicing platform synchronized with real-time data in the industry.
Sagent is the driving force behind America's foremost bank and nonbank lenders, revolutionizing the homeownership experience for millions of borrowers. The company's mission is to empower enterprises and banks that help engage, nurture, retain, and modernize relationships with borrowers. Its flexible, scalable, and highly configurable solutions enable users to engage borrowers and cultivate loyalty effectively. In addition, Sagent's solutions help reduce servicing costs, ensuring compliance and amplifying the value of servicing rights throughout the entire spectrum of market cycles.
PR Newswire | October 25, 2023
Dragonfly Financial Technologies Corp., a digital banking and treasury management FinTech, today launched FedNow Payments, which gives banks the ability to use the recently deployed FedNowÒ Service. Launched in late July 2023, the FedNow Service is a new instant payment infrastructure developed by the Federal Reserve that allows financial institutions of every size across the U.S. to provide safe and efficient instant payment services. Dragonfly's FedNow Payments is a standalone solution that can be added to any bank's digital offering.
Dragonfly's FedNow Payments enables instant, 24/7/365 payments, which permits faster payroll processing, more intuitive bill payments, improved cash flow improving reconciliation, cash forecasting and liquidity management and enhanced overall transaction efficiency. The solution will be interoperable with existing payment systems, enabling seamless integration with various digital banking platforms and financial service providers. Real-time payments are forecasted to facilitate additional economic output to the tune of $173 billion in formal GDP, as well as forecasted to drive $184 billion in aggregated net savings for consumers and businesses.
The FedNow Service is set to transform the current payment ecosystem. As we continue to expand our digital composable banking platform, we know it's of critical importance to have the latest payment solutions available for our customers. said Jim Gillespie, Chief Product Officer at Dragonfly Financial Technologies Corp. Our FedNow Payments enables banks to provide their customers with real-time, flexible payments that are secure and scalable, and we're excited to offer this new payment option to banks that are making the jump to the FedNow Service.
Dragonfly's FedNow Payments will also be added to its industry-leading Universal Online Banking platform - the only composable banking platform on the market purpose-built for today's digital and embedded business banking needs. Because the Dragonfly platform is designed for ultimate flexibility, agility and ease of use, customers can choose the implementation option best suited for the needs and size of the bank and their corporate clients. FedNow Payments is a payments option available in each composable banking deployment: Dragonfly Digital, Dragonfly as a Service and Dragonfly Embedded Banking.
About Dragonfly Financial Technologies Corp.
Dragonfly Financial Technologies is a banking-as-a-service FinTech powering innovative digital customer experiences for commercial banking institutions. Dragonfly Commercial Banking Platform unites internal banking systems and unlocks their collective value, enabling banks to provide a superior customer experience and introduce new services with speed and ease. And with the industry's largest portfolio of APIs, the Dragonfly platform connects seamlessly to the world's most popular FinTech applications. Commercial banking customers worldwide – including top-10 banks in the US and Asia – rely on Dragonfly to initiate and collect payments and manage daily financial operations for their corporate clients. For more information, visit www.dragonflyft.com.
Bankjoy | September 13, 2023
Bankjoy, a prominent provider of digital banking services, has officially announced its collaboration with Panacea Financial, a specialized digital financial services firm tailored to medical professionals' banking requirements. With this collaboration, Panacea Financial will enhance the capabilities of its growing clientele, which includes dentists, physicians, and veterinarians, by integrating Bankjoy's advanced digital banking solutions.
Tyler Stafford, CFA, CEO and Co-Founder of Panacea Financial, expressed that physicians, whether during their education, training, or active practice, contend with unique financial challenges. The core mission of Panacea Financial is to alleviate the financial stress experienced by doctors, dentists, and veterinarians while managing their finances, and their partnership with Bankjoy is a pivotal component in achieving this goal.
Bankjoy's digital platform will enable Panacea's clients to easily manage their personal and practice finances anytime, anywhere. This partnership offers tailored financial support throughout their careers, from education to professional practice. Bankjoy's integration with Panacea's core system via Fiserv Communicator's open, user-friendly interface and ability to integrate with various banking platforms make it an excellent fit for neobanks like Panacea.
Michael Duncan, CEO of Bankjoy, highlighted the robust growth in the neobank sector, with transactions expected to hit $4.74 trillion in 2023 and a projected customer base of nearly 377 million by 2027. Panacea Financial is focused on a critical market sector, serving the unique financial needs of healthcare professionals. Bankjoy is proud to partner with them, offering digital banking technology to empower clients to manage their finances and focus on their vital patient care responsibilities.
Panacea operates on a national scale as a digital neobank, offering specialized banking services tailored to the distinct requirements of healthcare practitioners. It functions as a subsidiary of Primis, a publicly traded financial institution chartered by the state and affiliated with the FDIC, ranking among the largest banks in Virginia.
Bankjoy, headquartered in Detroit, is a FinTech firm that specializes in providing state-of-the-art banking technology, encompassing mobile banking, online banking, and a banking API, catering to financial institutions of varying sizes, from central banks to credit unions. The company prioritizes crafting aesthetically pleasing products with advanced functionalities, intuitive navigation, a contemporary aesthetic, and world-class user experiences, all meticulously designed through extensive user feedback and interaction.
About Panacea Financial
Panacea Financial, a subsidiary of Primis Financial Corp., operates as a comprehensive financial services firm serving clients in every U.S. state, including Washington, D.C. Panacea specializes in delivering an extensive range of banking solutions designed to cater exclusively to the unique financial needs of medical professionals, an initiative conceived and developed by individuals with medical expertise themselves.
Newswire | October 04, 2023
Lendistry, a minority-led fintech and SBA Preferred Lender, announces today that it is implementing a new smart scoring process to its technology following the historic new changes announced by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in April. These new upgrades, in addition to lowering its loan minimum to $25,000 this month, make Lendistry a unique partner for underserved communities whether they’re looking to access traditional business lending or an SBA-guaranteed loan. As the SBA approaches the end of its 2023 fiscal year, in which 7(a) loans to Black-owned businesses hit $1 billion for the first time, Lendistry is leading as the number one African American-led 7(a) lender by a wide margin.
The pathway to capital through responsible business debt was already here, but due to systemic barriers and biases, that path was not available to everyone. Data from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) proved that automation removes barriers to capital, like the need to visit a bank location, the difficulty of acquiring a lower loan amount, and inherent human bias.
The less restrictive criteria and streamlined applications built into the new SBA rules make it easier for historically underbanked communities to access affordable capital. Timely to the fintech’s nearly parallel updates, the SBA’s loan submission system has also undergone an overhaul to its electronic capabilities, adding a new “ETRAN” eligibility pre-check. That means loans that may be suitable for SBA rates and guarantees can be automatically pre-checked for eligibility, saving the borrower significant time and document preparation. As part of their new process for loans from $25,000-$500,000, Lendistry has connected its platform directly to ETRAN and has already started using it shortly after the update went into effect. As a CDFI, Lendistry has created a similar automated pathway for eligible non-SBA business loan customers seeking loans under $500,000.
“People have mixed feelings about words like ‘algorithm’ and ‘automation’, even ‘AI’, but technology is the silver bullet for equitable lending,” says Lendistry CEO, Everett K. Sands. “This kind of tech has been here for a long time in simpler form, with predatory lenders promising fast cash and making it available through fully online platforms so they can make a profit off of underserved borrowers. As the good guys, we should all be using technology to provide the same fast experience with added capabilities for transparency and responsible underwriting processes. We should also leverage the data to tell the true risk story and create real solutions. My team and I applaud the SBA for evolving to meet the needs of today’s entrepreneurs and stand ready to help undercapitalized communities access their programs as well as our own.”
Sands brought this message on stage alongside Congresswoman Maxine Waters and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at the 52nd Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. last week.
We designed Lendistry’s model to innovate using technology and at the same time provide personal support from diverse, expert humans for less experienced borrowers and anyone who needs assistance. That is here to stay, Sands adds. This year, the lender is on track to deploy $10 billion to more than 700,000 small businesses and affect over 5,000,000 jobs nationwide since its inception in 2015.
B.S.D. Capital, Inc. dba Lendistry (lendistry.com) is a minority-led fintech that provides innovative lending products and access to grant programs for small businesses nationwide. Headquartered in a Los Angeles Opportunity Zone, Lendistry uses technology and community partnerships to overcome systemic gaps that inhibit access to capital, and to empower its customers with responsible financing options. Based on its reputation for deploying funds efficiently and equitably, Lendistry’s leadership is often called upon to share their expertise with both government and private organizations. Lendistry has both Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Community Development Entity (CDE) certifications and is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. Lendistry SBLC, LLC is an SBA Preferred Lender and the nation’s only African American-led SBA designated Small Business Lending Company. In collaboration with The Center by Lendistry, a nonprofit business education organization, Lendistry dedicates itself to providing economic opportunities and progressive growth for underserved urban and rural small business borrowers and their communities.