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Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Business Lending Platform

James Robertson, Banking CIO Outlook | Saturday, December 18, 2021

Speed can also refer to the introduction of improvements to the platform once it is in operation. The roll-out of the Paycheck Security Program (PPP) at the end of March was accompanied by a series of changes to the regulations in the months that followed; the banks needed to act rapidly to satisfy changing criteria.

Fremont, CA: Business lending platforms are also the best choice for lenders who need to adjust to these drastic changes and be ready for a digital-first banking future. Here are the most critical requirements that lenders should have in mind when selecting a site.

Things to consider while choosing a business lending platform:

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How quickly does it take to get a digital business lending network up and running? Knowing the amount of time it will take to get the digital business lending network running at full speed is important. Although pace isn't meant to be the only consideration in deciding on a platform, how easily a platform can be introduced can have a huge effect on your business prospects in the short term. Speed can also refer to the introduction of improvements to the platform once it is in operation. The roll-out of the Paycheck Security Program (PPP) at the end of March was accompanied by a series of changes to the regulations in the months that followed; the banks needed to act rapidly to satisfy changing criteria. Being aware of how adept a platform is to incorporate business-based changes should be a key consideration that you take into account when selecting a platform.

Diverse Products

What kind of items will the lending network handle? Secured, unsecured, Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, working capital, line of credit, term loans—no matter how many loan items the financial institution provides, the capacity to fund them should be an integral part of the decision on the lending platform. The willingness to carry out new products as the needs of your financial institution shift should also be kept in mind. A program like PPP is a reminder to all lenders about how quickly you need to move when competition is strong and consumers feel the urgency of it. Your lending platform should be able to provide as many online lending options as your bank offers in the branch. You may only want to launch some products online to get started, but don't choose a system that won't allow you to add more products easily in the future.

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