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SME Finance and Okredo to generate pre-approved credit limits for business loans

Source: SME Finance

SME Finance, the fintech reinventing growth financing for small- and medium-sized enterprises, and Okredo, the open data platform for risk assessment and business growth, have partnered to launch the first-ever, risk-based credit pre-offer in the Baltic region.

SME Finance and Okredo partnership achieves first-of-kind open data financing solution
• The ground-breaking solution promises to streamline and simplify SMEs financing processes
• Embedded credit solution leverages AI and open data for Okredo’s business customers
• Gives businesses near-instant access to financing from SME Finance through existing workflows on the Okredo platform
VILNIUS, Lithuania (September 26, 2023) —

The solution streamlines and simplifies business financing processes by generating a pre-scored credit limit for Okredo’s open data platform users. The pioneering solution utilizes AI and open data from Okredo to generate a preliminary credit limit for Okredo's clients. Businesses can view their potential credit limits directly in Okredo’s platform and take out financing with just a few clicks. Acting as a one-stop-shop, SME Finance receives the necessary financial information from Okredo and can approve financing in minutes.

The pioneering solution utilizes AI and open data from Okredo to generate a preliminary credit limit for Okredo's clients. Businesses can view their potential credit limits directly in Okredo’s platform and take out financing with just a few clicks. Acting as a one-stop-shop, SME Finance receives the necessary financial information from Okredo and can approve financing in minutes.

SME Finance CEO Mindaugas Mikalajūnas says: "Our partnership with Okredo has achieved a major upgrade for SME financing by creating a regional-first embedded financing solution. Together, we are helping companies save time and avoid unnecessary administrative burdens. Based on Okredo's data, we can calculate potential credit limits and allow businesses instant access to capital through their existing workflow."

"Partnering with SME Finance has enabled us to roll out this first-of-its-kind solution in the Baltics," comments Gerda Jurkoniene, PhD, CEO of Okredo. "Embedding SME Finance’s lending services directly into our platform creates a seamless experience for our customers to get the financing they need, when they need it. Open data-fueled solutions give businesses speed, allows them to make more accurate decisions, see business opportunities more clearly, and grow more efficiently."

SME Finance and Okredo plan to offer this solution in other European countries in the near future. Through this partnership, the two companies aim to continue enhancing the offering, including leveraging open banking and other new technologies. The objective is to make borrowing faster and more accessible, and further simplify and power small business funding in the region.

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