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Finicity Announces Full Integration with BeSmartee

Digital mortgage marketplace provider BeSmartee has partnered with Finicity to make the digital loan origination process easier for lenders and borrowers alike. The agreement will integrate Finicity’s Verification of Assets (VoA) solution into BeSmartee’s point-of-sale mortgage origination platform.

“Finicity is improving the lending process through superior data access, quality, and insights,” Finicity CEO Steve Smith said. “We’re proud to be working alongside BeSmartee to accelerate the digital loan process, improving efficiency for lenders and transparency for borrowers. Finicity’s technology leverages consumer-permissioned data to improve accuracy, increase decisioning speed, and reduce fraud. This helps digitize and modernize the lending process for lenders and remove friction for prospective buyers.

Finicity’s Verification of Assets solution enables lenders to identify underwriting issues that could weigh on credit decisioning. The report includes data on multiple FIs and accounts, as well as information on account types, balances, and detailed transactions. VoA reports are delivered under the company’s Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) framework to ensure consumer privacy and compliance with FCRA regulations.

Praising the company’s “great technology” and “great people,” BeSmartee co-founder Arvin Sahakian said the partnership was a major part of the company’s plan for growth. “Integrating with Finicity is a key step in helping us continue to provide exceptional services to our clients in the form of speed, accuracy and reliability within our best-of-breed mortgage origination point of sale platform.” Based in Huntington Beach, California and founded in 2008, BeSmartee uses big data and AI to provide a completely digital origination process. The company’s products include BeSmartee Mortgage (consumer loan POS), BeSmartee TPO (wholesale lending), and BeSmartee Solar (solar lending platform). BeSmartee demoed its technology at FinovateSpring 2017.

Finicity’s partnership with BeSmartee comes amid a flurry of news for the real-time data aggregation and insights specialist. Last week the company announced a partnership with Ellie Mae that will integrate its digital asset verification solution with Ellie Mae’s Encompass platform. Earlier this month, Finicity teamed up with MortgageHippo to streamline the company’s verification process in mortgage lending, and worked out a deal with Advanced Data to resell its verification reports as part of the company’s mortgage lending fraud prevention toolkit.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Finicity demonstrated its Credit Decisioning reports, Verification of Income (VoI) and Verification of Assets (VoA), at FinovateFall 2017. The company has raised more than $50 million in funding and includes fellow Finovate alum, Experian, among its investors.