Technology has made things more accessible and more convenient in the past years. One of them is the digital lending space which allows you to borrow money in the form of a loan from the comfort of your home.
WHAT IS DATA?
Data are numbers/stats that are collected during the operation of the business. It may not be very informative, but it is crucial in companies. There are very important for reference and analysis purposes. Data serves as facts making it the basis of reasoning and calculation in business.
THE ROLE OF DATA IN THE DIGITAL LENDING SPACE
Before a person goes into an agreement, such as the ones involved in collecting loans, there is always data to be collected on the individual to ensure safety and the assurance of loan repayment. The lending industry depends on the customer’s potential and intention to pay. Therefore their physical appearance should not be used as a determinant factor. Instead, the data gathered should be used as a factor for lending money.
This data contains a record of the customer’s spending pattern, social media presence and financial behavior, which gives more relevant information on the consumer and helps the company decide on what terms the loan would be provided.
In a damaging data report, the company may either choose not to give the loan or offer the loan with a high-interest rate and collateral. This is to keep the risk at a minimum level.
The role of data in the digital lending space is like that of food to the body, a necessity for continuity and stability. It helps to regulate the abuse of digital identities by cyber criminals and maintain responsible financing.
With the data obtained, the lender can conduct predictive analysis. A better understanding of the customer’s payment habits can be studied, and a decision on what should be done will be made. This helps to curb the frustration that comes with payment collection.
Data collection is required to detect fraud early in cases. With the customer’s payment and behavioral credit pattern being fully recorded, any deviation or change is easily seen, and this consciousness is needed to minimize fraud and potential threats.
These data help the company to know how far they have gone or how much of a decline they have been experiencing. Record of all activities taking place are duly taken and accounted for by the end of the day, week, month or year to ensure stability in the company management.
Data analysts take security measures to ensure the safety and confidentiality of the information obtained from different clients. Privacy is a part of the agreement signed by the client and company and should not be broken.
On the other hand, data science should be used appropriately to secure seclusion and data security to start the adoption of digital lending solutions from the viewpoint of clients.
That is what we bring to the table at Hadada. At Hadada, with the data we provide, Merchants, Fintechs, Lending Agencies & MFBs can take an instant look at the health of a user’s account, analyze financial behavior and then make accurate credit decisions.
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