Datacultr, a PaaS for consumer lending companies introduces Collection Digitization, which will help in reducing the overall cost of collections. Through an innovative over-the-air communication framework, it improves outreach of a lender to a borrower to nearly 100% and hence, increases the effectiveness of the entire process.
India’s Non Performing Loans Ratio stood at 11.2 % in March 2018, compared to that of 9.3 % in 2017. The traditional way in which banks could reach out to these customers was mainly through SMS, Emails, or Agent calls which in most cases are neglected by the customers. Moreover, Lenders have to bear the cost of delay. Hence, there was a need for a platform that can digitize communication in order to reduce costsinvolved in the collection process.
Datacultr’s platform integrates end-to-end with the lent out device on one side and the Lender’s Loan Management System on the other, bringing together the entire ecosystem, making it a successful program for both the borrower & the lender. The self-learning platform helps lenders to program & digitize all communication, that work even when the borrower is offline, out of coverage area or unwilling to pick up calls.
Commenting on the same, Mr. Neel Juriasingani, CEO & Co-founder, Datacultr,“Consumer lending companies need to embrace digitization in their collection systems in order to gain efficiency and cut down on operational costs. As far as loan repayment is concerned, Digitisation is the key to rapidly scale the process, so that the lender can focus on new disbursals. Our solution bridges the gap by not only automating the communication with the borrower but at the same time, also educating them on the benefits of timely repayment.”
The proprietary software provided by Datacultr is built on a combination of core IoT technology, an innovative communication framework & machine learning. The software can remotely manage smartphones given out on loan, by setting up a unique device experience module for the lenders that helps them manage the asset as well as leaverage datacultr’s communication framework.
The software integrates with the Smartphone and provides controlled access of the device to the lender for the tenure of the loan, which the lender uses to reach out to the borrower in case of delays, gradually managing the experience on the device and ultimately locking the device in cases of default.
For the Unbanked & Underserved user, such loans that ride on datacultr’s technology begin their journey of building a robust credit score, enabling access to bigger loans in the future. datacultr has combined technology with the basic financial service and created a simple and fair offering for those who need it the most.
Datacultr is a PaaS that allows consumer lending companies to significantly reduce their risk on ‘New to Credit’ customers. Datacultr allows the lender to give out unsecured loans, at a lower risk, by allowing borrowers to present their newly purchased or existing Smartphone as collateral.
Established by Neel Juriasingani and Sujoy Ghosh in 2016, datacultr has a vision of empowering banks and other consumer lending companies, and thus bring more people under the umbrella of financial inclusion.
Datacultr is part of Microsoft for Startups & Google Cloud for Startups. It is the winner of Emerge50, 2018 award, given by NASSCOM to India’s Most Innovative Top 50 Emerging Software Product Companies. It was also recognised by the Haryana Government for product excellence in 2019. The team consists of well-experienced members from the telecom and mobile OEM space, with a deep understanding of consumers in emerging markets and have vast expertise in building scalable technology platforms.