January 8, 2021
To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
In my lifetime, I have been called brash, bold, sassy, and mischievous, so I pay attention when a company, and a new one to boot, jumps out of the starting gate, bragging how they are going to transform the way a consumer’s credit worthiness is measured. Whoa, who does this RIBBIT think they are, challenging a status quo system that has been around since the 1860s when merchants shared lists of villagers who failed to pay their debts? But as Confucius says – To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
RIBBIT is the steroid offspring of Cash Flow Solutions, a 22-year electronic payments provider, and Transaction Science, a groundbreaking predictive analytics company. Together as one, RIBBIT utilizes patent-pending bank behavior analytics to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world to accelerate financial freedom for all people with better data supporting superior outcomes.
RIBBIT’s BankINSIGHTS suite provides adaptive bank analytics for instant credit decisioning, account onboarding, and payments from a single API connection. The combined company’s products are designed to simplify financial decisioning without the need for multiple providers, including:
- Instant, predictive insights into affordability on 99% of bank accounts
- Non-credentialed and credentialed bank account onboarding and underwriting
- Proprietary, customer-driven user interface to instantly enroll any bank account
- Account verification and transactional behavior analytics
- Tokenized ACH and Same-Day ACH payment processing
In a changing market, RIBBIT’s adaptive learning methodologies more accurately predict financial outcomes in a turbulent economy. The AI-enhanced platform turns bank and payment data into decisioning intelligence for assessing risk and offering affordable financial products. RIBBIT’s proprietary network accesses billions of financial data points to present an authentic, holistic picture of a customer’s ability to afford a payment or a loan. Lenders, fintechs, and banks are leveraging the technology to evaluate applicant’s creditworthiness and ability to pay.
The unimaginable pandemic has reminded us that we must continue to move forward in our thinking lest we be left behind. It’s a time to explore the silver linings and learn from the lessons: hope rises like a Phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams ~ S.A.Sachs.
Welcome RIBBIT, perhaps you are one of the silver linings.
Stay tuned . . .
The universe is always sending us gifts, all we have to do is open them. ~ Di Princell
Artificial Intelligence (AI) may well be the supportive superhero for credit decisioning in the current decade: slaying machine-learning systems, disrupting financial services, fighting against biased algorithms, demanding more accurate predictions, and destroying the way credit risk is measured. Combining AI with financial data creates knowledge out of confusion and sees into the future: changing status quo, paving the way for innovation in the financial arena, and tearing down closed doors to credit.
“We’re all part of an interconnected system and once we see that, our responsibility becomes very clear. We have to help those in need today, AND ensure the world emerges a stronger, more resilient place—because doing the right things for society will lead to the right outcomes for business.”
~Ajay Banga Executive Chairman, Mastercard
Relying on money in our pockets to buy food, pay rent, purchase gas, and support daily living would be a dangerous game, but that’s how the unbanked lives. . . . not a good scenario for financial success.
You can’t always get what you want, But if you try sometimes you just might find, You get what you need ~ Rolling Stones
As a kid, I loved the Magic 8 Ball and believed, if you held it just the right way, it had all the answers. As adults, we have all stewed over a purchase wondering whether we should buy it, can we afford it, and what are the consequences of nonpayment? Often, the wrong answer to these practical questions can put individuals into debt, plummet their credit ratings, and impact all future financial opportunities.