How Fintech Can Be The Key Driver of Financial Inclusion

March 14, 2017

Fintech companies use software and digital platforms to deliver financial services to consumers and businesses. These digital tools and solutions often disrupt established business models by creating new and more efficient means of providing services.

Lenddo Announces Hiring of Chief Operating Officer

February 22, 2017

Lenddo today announced Paolo Montessori has joined the group as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, he will be responsible for helping Lenddo scale its operations and expand its presence globally.

Experian Partners With Lenddo to use its Solution in Financial Inclusion efforts

February 15, 2017

Experian, the leader in global information services, will partner with Lenddo, a leader in non-traditional data solutions, as part of Experian’s Consumer Financial Inclusion Indexing platform in Indonesia and Vietnam.

No credit history, no problem: Lenders now look at phone data

November 25, 2016

Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers' creditworthiness by using phone-company data on mobile calling patterns and locations.

The 100 most influential fintech leaders in 2016

November 25, 2016

Lenddo part of the the H2 Ventures and KPMG’s 2016 Fintech 100 – the list of the world’s leading fintech innovators for 2016

October 25, 2016

Cellphone Use to Determine FICO Scores Abroad

October 24, 2016

New methodology aimed at would-be borrowers with no credit reports in countries such as India, China and Russia

Lenddo to expand services to include MFIs

October 23, 2016

Lenddo will give its own score for these borrowers which will give an additional yardstick for MFIs to assess them

Loans (and more) that ride on your digital exhaust

October 19, 2016

While micro-finance has been useful in consumption smoothening and micro-enterprise, by financing small assets, it is still difficult for a person with an informal economy asset or income to get easy access to credit

Why We Invested: Lenddo

October 11, 2016

I had spent 15 years working on microfinance when one day, back in early 2011, Jeff Stewart, the cofounder and chairman of Lenddo, walked into my office. [...]

FICO, Lenddo to develop credit score for Indians

October 8, 2016

FICO, a global credit rating agency, has partnered with Lenddo, an expert in credit and verification technologies, to develop a credit risk score for consumers in India.

Enabling loan access for those with negligible credit history; Lenddo ties up with US-based FICO for Indian market

October 7, 2016

FICO, a US-based credit scoring company, has today announced a new partnership with Lenddo, a specialist in credit and verification technologies, to develop a credit risk score for consumers in India who have a limited or no formal credit history.

FICO, Lenddo partner to develop credit risk scores for consumers in India

October 6, 2016

FICO, a global leader in credit scoring, has announced a new partnership with Lenddo, a specialist in credit and verification technologies. Together, the companies plan to develop a credit risk score for consumers in India who have limited or no formal credit history.

FICO and Lenddo join hands to extend credit reach in India

October 5, 2016

FICO has announced a new partnership with Lenddo, a provider of credit and verification technologies, for the development of a credit risk score for consumers in India who have a limited or no formal credit history.

FICO partners Lenddo to bring credit scores to India

October 3, 2016

Fico, the world leader in credit scoring, has today announced a new partnership with Lenddo, a specialist in credit and verification technologies.

Lenddo partners with FICO in India

October 3, 2016

Lenddo and FICO partner to enter India. This is very unusual and shows maturity from both sides: FICO doesn’t have what Lenddo has. Lenddo doesn’t have what FICO has. [...]

FICO and Lenddo Partner to Extend Credit Reach in India

October 3, 2016

New partnership between FICO and Lenddo will focus on providing financial inclusion to millions.

Use Of Social Media To Manage Credit Risk

September 27, 2016

Social data is ubiquitous but can it really be effectively used to manage credit risk? Jeff Stewart, CEO Of Lenddo, argues that yes, it can, and it can also help build a trusting relationship with your customer and make finance more inclusive.

How alternative credit scoring is transforming lending in the developing world

September 8, 2016

Tala, a data science and mobile technology company, is enabling its users in East Africa and Southeast Asia to download an Android application that provides them with a new kind of credit score. [...]

Lenddo and FKBCG Create Joint Venture in Korea

September 1, 2016

Lenddo, the world's first and leading expert in credit decisioning using non-traditional data and FK BCG, Korea's leader in credit scoring consulting today announced the establishment of a new company, Lenddo Korea.

This startup uses battery life to determine credit scores

August 24, 2016

Banks in Asia are using customers' smartphone data points, like how often they drain their battery, to determine whether or not they're eligible for a loan.

The Intersection Of Fintech And Financial Inclusion In Asia

August 22, 2016

Mobile technology has been a boon for these unbanked. Many telecom and banking players as well as private fintech companies have created apps and solutions which allow people to make and [...]

How non-traditional credit scoring can help you overcome denial of loan

July 23, 2016

Nearly 80 per cent of India’s population does not have a credit record, and as a result they don't have access to a full range of financial services.

Lenddo to help Indian lenders assess small value customers better

July 20, 2016

Lenddo aims to use a mix of basic credit information from bureaus, bank data, digital footprint, psychometric analysis and application form analysis

Lenddo and CRIF Partner to Offer Unique Credit Scoring Solution to Rural and Savings Banks in the Philippines

June 25, 2016

The service uses non-traditional data to complement bureau data and to offer the first cloud-based credit decision service for lenders in the Philippine market.

3 Ways Bad Social Media Behavior Can Hurt You

June 9, 2016

From a platform that once just connected long-lost friends, social media has mushroomed into a marketplace of ideas and e-commerce, an enabler of political discussion (and campaigning) [...]

Lenddo in talks with e-commerce cos to tackle cash-on-delivery fraud

June 5, 2016

Lenddo, a fintech that uses non-traditional data for credit scoring, is in talks with multiple e-commerce companies to provide preventive solutions around cash-on-delivery (COD) frauds [...]

Why Fintech Is Different In Asia

April 29, 2016

The global fintech sector startup sector has received investments totaling $19 billion in 2015. According to CB Insights and a fintech report published by Citi, this is a tenfold increase [...]

Companies Use Social Media and Email to Determine Credit

March 28, 2016

A handful of companies have cropped up to determine the creditworthiness of individuals who have no financial history.

Big Data and Online Scoring: Fintech and Beyond

March 17, 2016

The world is certainly excited about the concept of big data and advanced analytics and it’s not just because of the data are big but because the potential for impact is big.

Lenddo- The Google of Lending Algorithms

February 29, 2016

Lenddo has a 5 year track record in using social, email and mobile-phone data to underwrite unsecured personal loans in Philippines, Mexico and Colombia. Their underwriting model quality [...]

Is A Fintech Bubble About To Burst?

February 16, 2016

When Square raised 25 percent less capital than their target at their initial public offering (IPO) this past November, some perceived this as yet another sign that Fintech valuations [...]

Lenddo Appoints CIBIL's Abhinav Haldia as Country Director for India

February 10, 2016

Lenddo, world leader in using non-traditional data for Credit Scoring and Social Verification, today announced the appointment of Abhinav Haldia, as the Country Director for India [...]

5 Ways Social Media Is Changing “Business As Usual” for Governments

January 20, 2016

Social media is changing “business as usual” for governments, opening up democratic processes, delivering services both to understand and surveil constituents, managing threats and [...]

Lending Startups Look at Borrowers’ Phone Usage to Assess Creditworthiness

November 30, 2015

A handful of Silicon Valley-backed startups are looking to revolutionize lending in the developing world, where banks are scarce and many would-be borrowers have no credit history. [...]

Lendingkart and Lenddo to Grow Financial Inclusion in India

November 18, 2015

Ahmedabad-based startup, LendingKart joins hands with Singapore-based startup Lenddo and will use social media to evaluate borrower creditworthiness. As part of the collaboration, [...]

Asia-based FinTech Startup Lenddo Raises Series B Funding

October 14, 2015

Lenddo, the world's leader in using non-traditional data for credit scoring and online verification, today announced it has closed a Series B investment to further support the company's [...]

What You Need To Know About Social Media Credit Scores

September 2, 2015

Ever since last month’s news that Facebook had secured a patent that would allow lenders to assess a borrower’s creditworthiness by checking their friends’ credit scores, there’s been buzz [...]

Philippine Loan Sharks Tested by New Rivals

August 18, 2015

A new wave of financial services built around smartphones is promising to broaden access to finance for millions of Filipinos who may have never set foot in a traditional bank. [...]

Lenddo Expands Credit Risk and Verification Technology Globally

January 21, 2015

Today Lenddo announced its social scoring technology suite. Banks, alternative lenders, telco, P2P lenders and online marketplaces are able to use the Lenddo identity verification [...]