Register for Open Webinar Digital Banking Solutions Series on Automation – Part II

Tuesday, March, 3, 2020

Register for Open Webinar Digital Banking Solutions Series on Automation – Part II

Tuesday, March, 3, 2020

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. EST
REGISTER HERE

The SME Finance Forum is hosting a two-session webinar series on Digital Banking Solutions, the first was on platforms and the second will be on automation. 
 
Part Two: Automation
With rapid digitalization in the financial services ecosystem, banks are embracing automation and other innovations to improve SME lending processes. By using data, AI, and machine learning, banks are integrating paperless online applications and single platforms to process loan application, eliminating paperwork, and the slow and expensive processes to make lending decisions. These technologies enhance, not eliminate the role of loan officers and manual underwriters, and aggregate data for verification, analyze and monitor financial statements, allowing for quicker and in some cases, nearly instantaneous lending decisions.
 
In this webinar, open to SME Finance Forum members and non-members, you will hear from two SME lenders who are embracing these technologies. First, we will hear from the SME Credit Risk Strategy Team at member Garanti BBVA, who will discuss their credit automation pilot that they launched in 2018. We will also hear from OakNorth, a multi-billion-dollar digital bank focused on redefining lending to small and medium-sized businesses globally using its next-generation credit platform.
 
What you will learn
– How to utilize technologies to reduce manual processes
– How to decrease time for lending decisions
– How to improve loan monitoring
 
About the speakers
 
Sean Hunter is the Chief Information Officer at OakNorth, a multi-billion-dollar fintech firm focused on redefining lending to small and medium-sized businesses globally using its next-generation credit platform. Prior to joining OakNorth, Sean was one of the first commercial engineers at Palantir Technologies in Europe where he led trader oversight partnerships with large financial institutions, particularly Credit Suisse, which led to being co-head of the JV called Signac. Before Palantir, Sean was a strategist at Goldman Sachs for 8 years, working in a number of areas including equities, fixed income, and algorithmic trading.
 
Alper Eker is the Head of Retail Credit Risk at Garanti BBVA. He has with 20+ years of experience and background in process automation and corporate risk management in international corporations like General Electric and universal banks like BBVA and Garanti BBVA bank, started his career in GE Corporate R&D Center in NY, USA, as a technology expert, led different technology development projects in GE power systems, healthcare, and GE Capital. Since 2016, leading Retail Credit risk area for Consumer and SME loans in Garanti bank, responsible from wing to wing management of Underwriting to Monitoring areas for unsecured products i.e. personal loans, overdrafts, credit cards, as well as secured products such as Mortgage and Auto loans. In his role, Alper Eker has focused on optimized workflows and digitalization of credit circuits, lately in SME retail microcredit. Alper Eker, holds a Ph.D. degree in System Controls and Process Optimization from the University of Houston Chemical Engineering Department.
Read more about this webinar here
Contact: Jessica Alfaro |  jalfaro2@ifc.org
 
Register below to join the online meeting from your computer. Prior registration is required to attend the webinar. Enter meeting number 731 217 597 if registration form is not displayed.

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