The introduction of Abrigo Small Business Lending Intelligence was announced by Abrigo, the top technology supplier of compliance, credit risk, and lending solutions for financial institutions, today. Charm Solutions, a supplier of AI technology that aids financial institutions in maximizing the value of their data, identifying chances for development, streamlining processes, and making better financial decisions, powers this loan decision and monitoring engine.
Small business (SMB) loans provided by banks in the United States increased to approximately 27 million in 2022, according to FFIEC call report statistics. After the successful Paycheck Protection Program during COVID-19, which encouraged many lenders to develop or strengthen partnerships with SMBs in their regions, several institutions have stated that SMB is an ongoing, focused area for expansion in 2023. Efficiency is a hindrance to expansion for many organizations. Efficiency was identified by over 60% of financial institutions as the biggest difficulty in small company financing in a recent Abrigo poll.
The Abrigo loan origination platform includes Abrigo Small Business Lending Intelligence, which offers real-time scorecards with information on the probability of default, a loan’s risk rating score, and the specifics of how the score was determined. Institutions may enhance their decision-making by integrating a variety of data sources and using analytics to obtain useful insights by utilizing Charm’s dynamic models in conjunction with current procedures.
The engine uses self-learning AI to continually track a variety of historical and current data, loan performance data, accounting data, and macroeconomic data from more than 1,200 institutions. Abrigo Small Business Lending Intelligence is open and transparent, giving organizations access to the information and methods that went into developing its scoring methodology. Moreover, Abrigo Small Business Lending Intelligence offers a technique for early informing banks of changes that might have an effect on their whole loan portfolio before they become a problem.
“By leveraging the power of automation and AI, financial institutions can provide the small businesses in their communities with the funds they need faster while ensuring they have the right risk management controls in place for their lending processes,” said Ravi Nemalikanti, CTO of Abrigo. “We are very pleased to partner with Charm to develop this innovative solution that advances our mission to help communities thrive.”
“We are proud to power the Abrigo Small Business Intelligence platform with our proprietary AI technology and help thousands of financial institutions make faster and better decisions to grow their SMB loan portfolio profitably and move the economy forward,” said Jacob Malmborg, CEO of Charm Solutions.