Peach Finance joins Mastercard Engage Partner Network to help lenders develop installment solutions
By Edlyn Cardoza
Peach Finance, one of the leading modern loan management and servicing technology platforms, announced that it has joined the Mastercard Engage Partner Network as a FinTech enabler to help bring consumers more payment choices. The partnership is currently focused on supporting lenders in developing buy now, pay later (BNPL) solutions leveraging the Mastercard Installments program.
“Servicing technology is arguably the most critical component of the lending tech stack,” said Russell Braden, Peach’s VP of Product. “When novel lending constructs arise, a lender’s servicing tech can either be a competitive advantage or a hindrance. That’s why we designed Peach’s platform around an Adaptive Core, which gives lenders the flexibility to launch virtually any loan type in any asset class and continually refine their lending programs at scale.”
BNPL is growing rapidly, with a projected e-commerce transaction value of $7.2 trillion by 2025. But one of the barriers to growth in the space has been the challenge of merchant acceptance—BNPL providers must build merchant acceptance relationships one by one. Mastercard has helped solve this problem by developing a BNPL solution that’s available everywhere Mastercard is accepted.
The new Mastercard Installments program brings scale, flexibility, and simplicity to the BNPL space by helping banks, lenders, wallets, and FinTechs get to market faster—all with the security and peace of mind that come with Mastercard. As a qualified Engage partner, Peach will provide issuers in the Mastercard network with the servicing technology they need to quickly launch highly flexible programs using Mastercard Installments.
An additional barrier to BNPL growth has been the challenge of launching newer lending constructs like BNPL on legacy servicing technology. That’s where modern servicing solutions like Peach can help. Peach’s platform is agnostic to an asset class, enabling lenders to offer virtually any lending program, including novel constructs.
Braden continued: “We’re proud to be part of the Mastercard Engage network, where we can offer our modern platform and deep BNPL expertise to many of today’s top lending innovators. We believe that unlocking lending innovation is fundamentally good for borrowers and for the financial industry, and our partnership with Mastercard has the potential to significantly accelerate this innovation.”
Peach’s platform is designed to help lenders launch and scale modern lending products. Peach provides a loan management system, an integrated suite of service tools, and Compliance Guard, a proprietary compliance monitoring system. Unlike other lending technology platforms, Peach gives lenders full configurability at launch and scale—so they can adapt to evolving technologies, markets, regulations, and customer preferences.
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