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How to Tell if Your Loan Software Can Provide Sufficient External Data Access

There are few things worse than making a long-term investment in a piece of technology and finding out a few months down the road that it’s obsolete or can't deliver. As a young kid, my older brother and I petitioned our parents for a video game system. For anyone familiar with Atari systems, which happened to be where all of the hoopla and hullabaloo was back in the mid-1980s, they will remember that there were several versions of systems instead of one system that took center stage and could play all of the games. Lo and behold, we got a system that was soon afterward discontinued and only had a limited number of games – none of which were the most popular at the time. In retrospect, maybe that system was on the clearance rack and our parents had no idea why. The point is that they gave in a few years later and bought us a new system. So what does this have to do with loan software? The answer is everything, especially when you’re referring to investing in a platform that can’t accommodate a lender’s need for robust external data access.
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Summer Tips for Improved Fraud Detection & Prevention from Your Loan Software

Have a safe and happy holiday week! Hopefully, you’ve already started your brief, yet likely well-deserved, time away from the office and will read this when you return. But for the others like me still putting in hours until tomorrow’s national holiday, now’s an excellent time to focus on a topic many of us highly prioritize – security. While safety and security this weekend will deal more with properly handling fireworks or ensuring everyone follows the recommended precautions if you’re out on the water, it also makes sense to focus on how your loan origination system should help your financial institution effectively mitigate exposure to fraud.
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Identifying Cause and Effect for Greater Indirect Lending Success

Cause and effect. Some concepts are simple such as applying heat to ice and seeing what happens. Others, such as in scientific research, can be much more complex before being proven. For example, The Washington Post and other news media reported this week that links cellphone usage to the development of horns growing on the base of young people’s skulls. While this is a long way from ever being confirmed, it sure grabbed a lot of attention. Luckily for lenders, cause and effect is much simpler when it comes to gauging how your loan origination system supports indirect lending success. Here are three examples of loan software functionality that could cause a lot of trouble for your financial institution if not provided by your platform:
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Loan Software Support: How to Distinguish Extraordinary from Run-of-the-Mill

Everyone has a story about horrible service at a restaurant. Some are funnier or more extreme than others, but people who tell those stories often come to the same conclusion – they wouldn’t be caught dead setting foot in there again. What’s odd in a way is that no matter how good or critically acclaimed the food may be, terrible service ruins the entire experience.  In a similar light, loan software support from a provider can be just as crucial to your lending programs’ success as functionality and other bells and whistles. Platforms constantly evolve, especially in today’s lending market. So institutions need providers to stand behind solutions and commit to a true partnership.
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How Does the Digital Lending Experience You Provide Stack Up? Three Tips to Consider

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve focused on digital lending best practices, but it continues to be such a hot topic these days. Here’s a link to where we left off in case you wanted to check it out. Moving forward, here are three more key considerations every financial institution’s loan origination system must incorporate to maximize success in the digital segment:
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2019 Demo Days: Your Front-Row Seat to Our Solutions

Records are made to be broken, and we are seeing a lot of MeridianLink’s previous records being broken left and right. Since the User Forum held earlier this month that shattered the prior attendance record with more than 700 people joining us to learn more about how we can connect them to better, interest in our products and services has also never been higher.
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Don’t Forget These Indirect Lending Best Practices When Evaluating Loan Origination Systems

If you ask any financial institution that’s recently enjoyed success with its indirect lending program, chances are that success will in some way be attributed to the relationships built within that institution’s dealer network. Those relationships involve several key factors – far beyond showing up once a month with donuts and slightly lower rates.
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3 More Loan Software Compliance Best Practices That Every FI Should Consider

My car isn’t really that old, but it’s old enough to where I held my breath last month when I took it in for an emissions check so I could renew my registration. Luckily, it passed, and I didn’t have to visit my mechanic for needed repairs – unlike a friend of mine. She’s looking at a pretty hefty price tag before her car meets regulatory standards and her registration can be renewed.  Whether it’s your car or something much more serious like your financial institution’s loan software, finding the best solution to help meet regulatory standards as well as a trust-worthy provider can sometimes be harder than expected.
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Recapping the New Brand Identity for MeridianLink: Connecting You To Better

We would like to thank everyone who joined us last week in Huntington Beach for the MeridianLink 2019 User Forum. Besides the record attendance and all of the buzz surrounding all of the latest developments regarding our products and services, we picked the Forum as the perfect place to unveil our new logo and branding.
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Ask the Experts: How XpressCollect is Revolutionizing Collections

Collections will never be the same.  XpressCollect, the latest addition to MeridianLink’s market-leading suite of products, has quickly been recognized as one of the most powerful and innovative collections tools. With its robust and intuitive platform, XpressCollect maximizes efficiency and minimizes costs. The web-based platform provides unmatched benefits that start with a sleek user interface that delivers the ultimate user experience. XpressCollect not only replaces tedious workflows of the past with increased automation, sophisticated analytics and easy-to-use functionality, it also evolves with your financial institution’s operations and goals. As you may know, we hosted an introductory webinar yesterday to provide more information about XpressCollect and its benefits. In case you missed it, you can request the recording link below. Here’s some of the Q&A following the presentation and demo to give you some more insight on how XpressCollect works:
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