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Trevor Knott, Sr. VP Business Development

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The business case for adopting digital automation for small business and consumer loans

Posted by Trevor Knott, Sr. VP Business Development on Dec 4, 2017 5:47:53 PM

Article originally published on CBInsight.com, November 29, 2017

The small business and consumer unsecured loan market is enormous—$1.3 trillion by some estimates. For community and regional banks under $10 billion in assets, however, this market is quickly becoming a missed opportunity. Banks this size have a mere nine percent penetration into the market for small business loans under $100K and only an 11 percent share of the personal loan/credit card market. These paltry numbers are disappointing, especially when you consider institutions of this size used to stake claim to these loans before ceding them to non-bank, online lenders.

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Topics: Digital Lending, Digital Strategy, non-bank lenders

Personal loans can be profitable loans with digital technology

Posted by Trevor Knott, Sr. VP Business Development on Oct 17, 2017 7:06:01 AM

This article originally published on CUInsight.com, October 12, 2017

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Topics: Digital Lending, personal loan

Be Like Uber and Lend More Competitively

Posted by Trevor Knott, Sr. VP Business Development on Oct 26, 2016 4:44:58 PM

When the app-based driver service Uber hit the streets in 2010, it quickly siphoned off a large percentage of business from the taxi industry. Uber won over taxi riders with its on-demand response and digital delivery method.

Today, the same thing is happening with Online Lending and your customers.

In record numbers, consumers and small businesses alike are getting the short-term loans they need from online, non-bank lenders like LendingTree and OnDeck—preferring their rapid approval and delivery to traditional lending methods.

Unless you innovate like Uber, your institution could lose up to 60% of your retail and small business profits to non-bank entities in the next five years, according to a study by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. 

The industry advisory firm Bain & Company concurs, saying, "Banks need to accelerate investments in digital lending if they are to avoid a material decline in profits and loss in market share."

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Topics: Digital Lending, Innovation, Online Lending