MORTGAGE AND LENDING, BUYING/SELLING
PRnewswire | April 28, 2023
Best Egg, a financial platform that offers simple solutions to help people with limited savings confidently navigate their everyday financial life, has announced a strategic partnership with AppFolio, Inc., a leading provider of cloud business management solutions for the real estate industry.
Best Egg, which is owned by Marlette Holdings, Inc. will be integrating its Flexible Rent solution into the AppFolio Property Manager resident portal. This integration will provide more than seven million renters across the U.S. with a flexible and personalized rent payment option without the need to leave their resident portal.
"Our partnership with AppFolio is a critical step in making Flexible Rent available to more renters throughout the U.S.," said David Sullivan, Managing Director of Flexible Rent at Best Egg. "With this partnership, Best Egg and AppFolio are paving the way for a more flexible and personalized future of rent payments, making it easier for renters to manage their finances and live with greater financial confidence."
Starting in the second quarter of this year, residents whose property manager uses AppFolio Property Manager can choose Best Egg Flexible Rent as a payment option directly from the resident portal.
Flexible Rent enhances both the renter and the property manager experience. At no additional cost to property managers, Flexible Rent gives property managers peace of mind that rents are received on time. Additionally, Flexible Rent offers property managers an innovative and diversified approach to receiving rents that is appealing to renters valuing financial flexibility.
This convenient payment solution provides renters with the flexibility to divide their rental payments into smaller, more manageable amounts that can be paid throughout the month. With this option, renters can easily take charge of their finances and reduce the financial strain associated with paying one of their most significant recurring expenses.
"We are excited to partner with an outstanding team of accomplished innovators at AppFolio to offer renters and multifamily property managers a seamless and innovative payment solution," said Brady Nolan, Chief Business Officer of Flexible Rent at Best Egg. "AppFolio and Best Egg share a commitment to leading the industry forward. Together, we expect to revolutionize the rent payment experience for millions of renters, promoting greater financial balance each month."
About Best Egg
Owned by Marlette Holdings, Inc., Best Egg is the leading financial confidence platform that provides flexible solutions to help people with limited savings confidently navigate their everyday financial lives. Best Egg supports customers through a growing suite of personal loan, credit card, flexible rent, and financial health tools. Leveraging real-time customer insights and data engineering, Best Egg gives more people access to the resources they need to be money confident. For more information, visit www.bestegg.com.
About AppFolio, Inc.
AppFolio, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud business management solutions for the real estate industry. Our solutions enable our customers to digitally transform their businesses, address critical business operations and deliver a better customer experience. For more information about AppFolio, visit www.appfolioinc.com.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Businesswire | May 11, 2023
Coviance (formerly LenderClose), a fintech company automating the process of home equity lending for over 400 credit unions and community banks, announced a deeper partnership today with MeridianLink, Inc. (NYSE: MLNK), a leading provider of modern software platforms for financial institutions and consumer reporting agencies. Coviance expands its integration with MeridianLink®, offering its technology to MeridianLink® Mortgage users in addition to the current integration already in place into MeridianLink® Consumer.
"Through this partnership, we deliver a strong user experience for customers and prospects MeridianLink Mortgage and Coviance share, by streamlining not only the home equity experience, but focusing on providing value throughout the real estate lending cycle," says Jill Skinner, CMO of Coviance. “We understand the complexity of real estate and home equity lending, including the intricacies of compliance and efficiencies and this integration gives community lenders access to even more process automation.”
With Coviance's lending solutions integrated into MeridianLink Mortgage, lenders have the ability to process real estate and home equity transactions in days versus weeks. This integration enables lenders to leverage data and intelligence to provide the best experience to their borrowers.
"We appreciate our long-standing partnership with Coviance and are excited to extend their offerings to our mortgage customers through our partner marketplace," says Megan Pulliam, SVP of MeridianLink Marketplace. "This integration will enable our joint customers to reduce friction and accelerate their lending cycle while benefiting from streamlined capabilities within the MeridianLink One platform."
Omar Jordan, Founder and CEO of Coviance, added: "We are thrilled to partner with MeridianLink to deliver a more simplified and efficient transaction experience for our customers. Our combined strengths in decisioning capabilities and workflow automation solutions will help lenders optimize their lending processes, driving down home equity and real estate lending transaction timelines to just days, or even hours."
The Coviance-MeridianLink Mortgage and Consumer integrations are available now for lenders through MeridianLink's loan origination software. For more information on the integration, please contact Coviance or MeridianLink.
Founded in 2015, Coviance (formerly LenderClose) is a fintech company on a mission to perfect the lending experience for community lenders and borrowers through automation and intelligence. A cloud-based platform, Home Equity Express™ (HEx), automates the home equity lending process through configurable workflows with data-driven decisioning intelligence elevating the lending experience for borrowers and lenders. For Credit Unions and Community Banks, Coviance is an out-of-the-box solution that is simple to implement and deploy and allows them to focus on what matters most – “the borrower’s experience”. Coviance earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S. in 2022.
MeridianLink® (NYSE: MLNK) powers digital lending and account opening for financial institutions and provides data verification solutions for consumer reporting agencies. MeridianLink’s scalable, cloud-based platforms help customers build deeper relationships with consumers through data-driven, personalized experiences across the entire lending life cycle.
MeridianLink enables customers to accelerate revenue growth, reduce risk, and exceed consumer expectations through seamless digital experiences. Its partner marketplace supports hundreds of integrations for tailored innovation. For more than 20 years, MeridianLink has prioritized the democratization of lending for consumers, businesses, and communities.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRnewswire | April 19, 2023
Pay Ready, multifamily's leading post-resident payment technology, announces their software has streamlined property management operations and enhanced resident experiences for Western Wealth Communities, Phoenix, Arizona.
Western Wealth Communities (WWC) has always focused on excellence in every aspect of its operations, and with the addition of Pay Ready's predictive analytics and automated outreach, the company has changed the way it operates across the portfolio since 2020. The cloud-based software has allowed WWC to effortlessly manage and track all post-resident activity. This includes streamlining the post-resident move-out process, which has reduced administrative burden and provides their onsite teams with more time to focus on the daily operations and resident needs.
"We have been thrilled with the partnership, it has taken our property management operations to the next level," says Jennifer Staciokas, President, at Western Wealth Communities. "The efficiencies of having this centralized platform have allowed our onsite teams to provide a better service to our residents and have produced new opportunities for our teams to succeed and grow. Having the insight into our recovery efforts along with the significant lift in recovery payments truly aligns with our core value of striving for excellence at every point," further states Staciokas.
"We were excited when we had the opportunity to partner with Western Wealth Communities in 2020 and I could not be more proud of our organization and the operational impact that has been made. Our centralized platform not only provides a robust solution for the owners and operators but also for the resident. Pay Ready's post-resident technology is truly a solution that continues to improve Western's overall operational efficiencies and drive their business forward," states Lynn Musil, Pay Ready's Chief Executive Officer.
About Western Wealth Communities
WWC has developed a proven system for investing in multifamily properties in key real estate markets across the U.S. WWC offers investment partners the opportunity to invest in properties with substantial value-add opportunities. Since its inception, WWC has successfully completed more than $6 billion in real estate transactions representing more than 27,000 total units. WWC's vision is to build wealth for its investment partners with industry-leading returns. A people-first approach promotes excellence at every point; with highly efficient operations and a true commitment to our communities. For more information, please visit westernwealthcommunities.com
About Pay Ready
Since 2016, Pay Ready's innovative post-resident payment technology has revolutionized the way owners, operators, and residents engage with post-resident account receivables. Pay Ready has formed major partnerships nationwide in 3 million multifamily units with over $1 billion in serviced receivables. Pay Ready outperforms traditional post-resident payment processes and aids in brand protection. Pay Ready's advanced technology has empowered property owners and operators to focus on revenue generation and growth while leaving the arduous process of debt management to Pay Ready. For more information. Please visit payready.com.