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bonify acquires loan brokerage software from Joonko AG
January 19th - 2021
Berlin-based fintech bonify, Germany’s leading credit rating platform, has acquired the credit brokerage software of Joonko AG. With this acquisition, bonify optimises the distribution and brokerage of consumer loans on its online platform.
With the acquisition of the credit brokerage software, bonify is taking consumer lending to a new level. “By integrating Joonko’s technology, bonify users can apply for a loan and realise long-held dreams faster and easier than ever before”, commented Dr. Andreas Bermig, co-founder of bonify. “The process, starting with the loan comparison and ending with the signing of the contract, takes place completely digitally in just a few minutes”. The new loan brokerage software is expected to be in place as early as spring 2021.
Lending gets faster, easier and completely digital
Anyone who has ever applied for a loan in Germany knows how inconvenient and lengthy the process can be. Discussions and appointments with the bank, the submission of documents such as proof of salary and creditworthiness, as well as the cumbersome verification on site or via PostIdent procedure unnecessarily drag out the application. With the digital account view, the process is optimised and digitalised. “A large part of the more than one million bonify users have already linked their bank account with their own bonify account. The connection enables us to suggest credit offers to our users that are perfectly tailored to their financial situation”, explains Bermig.
The use of the new technology eliminates the need to upload, print and send in documents. Identification and signing are conveniently carried out online. Thanks to the Videoident and eSign processes, the loan application can be completed in just a few minutes from the comfort of your home. All that is needed is an official identification document, such as an ID card, and a video camera. The loan is paid out a few days after the loan agreement has been processed.
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The FinTech start-up bonify enables consumers to gain transparency on both credit score and on financial situation. bonify enables users to check their credit score online at any time and free of charge. In addition, bonify offers various financial management tools for the analysis and optimisation of their financial situation. Based on this, users receive product offers tailored to their own creditworthiness – including loans and offers for gas, electricity, or DSL internet. Other free products include ‘tenant information’ for finding accommodation and ‘FinFitness’ for assessing and actively improving financial health. bonify was founded in Berlin in 2015 and is managed by Dr. Gamal Moukabary (Founder), Dr. Andreas Bermig (Founder), Raj Cheemakurti (CPTO), Frank Stowasser (VP Marketing) and Sarah Schuster (VP Growth & Customer Engagement). The startup currently employs more than 30 people from over 15 nations. Renowned investors such as Experian, Santander InnoVentures, Mosaic Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Index Ventures and DN Capital as well as the founders of Zalando and Raisin have so far invested in bonify. bonify is an account information service approved and supervised by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).
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