Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Jack Henry acquired a suite of tools and analytics from Stackfolio, Inc. The marketplace for this offering represents more than $1 billion in loan opportunities across the country from a community of more than 1,000 financial institutions to date.
Jack Henry partnered with Stackfolio last year to introduce an efficient, cost effective way for banks and credit unions to manage their loan portfolios, the Jack Henry Loan Marketplace. The Marketplace allows loans to be presented as single transactions or pooled together and can accommodate any lending asset class. It centralizes communications and transactions related to the purchase, sale, and trade of these loans into a digital format that reduces document transfer from weeks to a day, sometimes minutes. The Loan Marketplace can connect directly to counterparties’ core and/or loan origination systems, introducing vast efficiencies in the loan sale process as opposed to legacy intermediaries.
Jack Henry will bring the technology into its cloud-based infrastructure, allowing the banks and credit unions it supports to gain access to proprietary research and analytics on lending trends and activity. This enables financial institutions of all sizes to make more informed trading decisions on a national level with tremendous efficiency. With Jack Henry Lending, institutions can leverage one system to facilitate all their commercial and consumer lending needs, creating a more automated and streamlined approach to business.
Greg Adelson, chief operating officer for Jack Henry, notes, “Adding this suite of tools and analytics into our portfolio strengthens the digital evolution of lending. Community banks and credit unions can efficiently engage in unbiased access to a full spectrum of loan opportunities, effectively helping one another manage their loan portfolios in an automated fashion, whether that be for asset diversification or reallocating credit risk.”