AUSTIN, Texas, July 8, 2020 – FirstClose, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions for banks and credit unions nationwide, has partnered with Temenos, the banking software company. With the integration of the FirstClose ONETM platform into Temenos Infinity Loan Origination, customers can order instant and bundled reports on credit, flood, valuation, tax and title directly from the loan origination system.
Temenos Infinity is the market-leading digital product driving customer acquisition and digital banking engagement. This digital front office product delivers seamless, compelling customer interactions through an ecosystem of cross-industry fintechs allowing financial institutions to offer an omnichannel experience. With more than 90 pre-integrated solutions from third-party vendors in the U.S., Temenos Infinity allows users to leverage automation tools such as FirstClose’s SMART Select. This tool uses intelligence logic to automatically select the best title vendor within each financial institution’s unique lending footprint. With this integration, Temenos Infinity customers also have access to FirstClose’s automated ordering, which is customized to mimic a lender’s underwriting product matrix, streamlining the loan fulfillment process.
This technology integration gives Temenos Infinity customers the ability to significantly speed up turnaround times and reduce costs, ensuring they stay profitable and keep borrowers happy. These efficiency gains also help financial institutions stay competitive, regardless of the current market conditions. Now more than ever, financial institutions need technology that empowers them to be agile and respond to the evolving needs of banking customers as they arise. FirstClose also has several solutions to help lenders navigate the temporary restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping consumers and agents safe through “no contact” services.
“We are always looking for ways to make lenders’ jobs simpler and partnering with Temenos presented a great opportunity to share the benefits of FirstClose ONE,” said Tim Smith, CRO and co-founder of FirstClose. “We always enjoy working with other innovative companies that recognize the need to constantly improve efficiencies, and we are honored they chose us to help them accomplish that.”
“We are pleased to partner with FirstClose to provide enhanced settlement services,” said Kelly Carthy, VP of Partner Management at Temenos. “This integration will enable financial institutions to place orders with FirstClose and complete the origination process all within Temenos Infinity. Our clients will benefit from a single system of record with a 360-degree account holder view, and a simple, seamless process.
Within Temenos Infinity, they will now have access to FirstClose’s 12 real estate services to complete a wider number and variety of lending products and services, all from one screen, better enabling them to expand their loan portfolio. We are delighted to partner with FirstClose in support of our mission to make originations as fast and easy as possible.”
FirstClose is a highly respected provider of best-in-class property and borrower data intelligence and settlement services nationwide. The company specializes in delivering a powerful SaaS Solution and LOS plugin that is the industry’s first and only home equity and refi tool that offers everything from application to servicing (credit, valuation, title, tax, flood, income verification, closing, recording, tax tracking and portfolio services) on one easy-to-navigate platform.
FirstClose delivers simplified vendor management by consolidating vendors and products into its FirstClose ONETM cloud-based end-to-end platform. Integrated into numerous loan origination systems, FirstClose ONETM provides a myriad of tools and reports, including customized automated ordering functionality, vendor turn-time reports, one screen navigation, vendor accuracy reports, work queue’s and more. FirstClose makes it easy to identify and repair the gaps where lender profits can be maximized.
For more information on FirstClose, Your ONE Solution for Property and Borrower Data Intelligence, call 877.677.3282 or visit www.FirstClose.com.
Temenos AG (SIX: TEMN) is the world’s leader in banking software. Over 3,000 banks across the globe, including 41 of the top 50 banks, rely on Temenos to process both the daily transactions and client interactions of more than 500 million banking customers. Temenos offers cloud-native, cloud-agnostic and AI-driven front office, core banking, payments and fund administration software enabling banks to deliver frictionless, omnichannel customer experiences and gain operational excellence.
Temenos software is proven to enable its top-performing clients to achieve cost-income ratios of 26.8% half the industry average and returns on equity of 29%, three times the industry average. These clients also invest 51% of their IT budget on growth and innovation versus maintenance, which is double the industry average, proving the banks’ IT investment is adding tangible value to their business.