Algoan bets on responsible BNPL strategy to enter and win the UK market

Thursday 8 September 2022 09:33 CET | News

France-based credit decisioning platform Algoan has targeted the UK with its API-centred Payment Scoring that assesses a consumer’s ability to make loan payments.


Algoan is targeting the UK with its Payment Scoring solution. This API-based scoring solution instantly assesses a consumer’s affordability to make their loan payments. The UK is a significant market for Algoan, a fintech company specialising in API-based credit scoring.

Responsible BNPL, a key focus in the UK Despite propelling the biggest BNPL fintech companies to unicorn status, the UK BNPL market is now reeling. Due to a wave of overdue payments, and a lack of profitability, some fintech companies are leaving the UK market to focus on other countries.

Algoan has targeted the UK with its API-centred Payment Scoring that assesses a consumer’s ability to make loan payments.


Increased regulation when financing

Under newly announced regulations, instalment payment lenders must ascertain whether a loan is financially feasible for a consumer before approving them for a split payment financing. The market will be governed by the Consumer Credit Act 1974, legislation which currently applies to existing consumer credit situations.

Therefore, all BNPL players must prepare themselves for the expected regulatory changes scheduled for 2023 and urgently need to find a solution to better manage their cost of risk.

Open Banking is important for responsible BNPL

Algoan offers BNPL players a simple solution to accurately assess, in real time, a customer’s creditworthiness and payment capacity during the online payment process without requiring supporting documents.

In France, the company’s payment score, powered by Open Banking data analysis (the secure sharing of credit applicants’ bank data) and enrichment algorithms, allows BNPL players to reduce their risk by up to 50% compared to traditional statistical scoring.

Company officials stated that the Open Banking-based credit decision is the solution BNPL players will promote to comply with the regulations. Easily integrated into any buying process and backed by recent and reliable data, they are confident their solutions address the momentum the market is currently experiencing.

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Keywords: BNPL, credit scoring, API, Open Banking, expansion, instalment payments
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Companies: Algoan
Countries: France, United Kingdom
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