Indirect Lending

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CU*Answers provides multiple resources for building, and streamlining your indirect lending initiatives. With our own end to end indirect platform, Retailer Direct, and integrations with a growing list of third party indirect systems, you can ensure that your CU is in the game wherever deals are made.

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Did you know CU*Answers has our own end-to-end indirect lending platform?

Retailer Direct is the CU*Answers indirect lending solution for getting businesses and credit unions on the same team. A Retailer Direct portal provides your business partners a web based portal to exchange loan applications and decisions directly with your CU.

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Integrating Partners

The CU*Answers Software Integrations team hosts a high performance micro service based API framework that is used to communicate between all of our third party integrated partners, and the CU*BASE core processing system.

To accommodate this, we offer two different solutions:
CUA Integrations API:

    • The Integrations API is a predefined communication standard created by CU*Answers. This API follows industry standard protocols that allow vendors to connect to CU*BASE and perform certain functions, such as submitting a loan application, getting a loan decision, and other functions that continue to evolve. Writing to the CUA API lowers the barrier of entry for vendors, as it’s an established communication standard and as such, reduces the amount of custom development required by the CU*Answers team.

 

Have a vendor that would like to use our API?

UCI:

    • Built on the same framework as the API, UCI is intended to satisfy those situations where third party vendors are unable or unwilling to develop to our standard offering. The CU*Answers team will build modules onto the UCI platform, that are developed to adhere to the external vendor’s communication format. This is more development intensive on the CU*Answers side, and requires a custom quote to proceed.

 

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Two Way Communication with Dealers

The Counteroffer Exchange project is intended to enhance and extend the ability for lenders to communicate with dealers through our indirect channels such as DealerTrack and Route One. The integrations system will now support comments being posted to and from the dealer’s management system during indirect lending operations and stored in CU*BASE.

Counteroffer Exchange

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July 19, 2019

Vehicle Valuation Price Increase Arriving in October

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Jun 19, 2024

Arriving 6/18: Enhancement to Interest Accrual Calculator to Display Historical Interest Rates

Arriving 6/18: Enhancement to Interest Accrual Calculator to Display Historical Interest Rates

On Tuesday, June 18th, we will be deploying an enhancement to the Interest Accrual Calculator via Member Inquiry. This enhancement will support the display of historical interest rates, allowing users to search what the interest rate was during a specified period of time. This enhancement will offer your credit union greater insight into research relating… Read more »

Jun 14, 2024

Arriving 6/18: Update for Collateral Records & Impact to Third-Party LOS Users

Arriving 6/18: Update for Collateral Records & Impact to Third-Party LOS Users

On Tuesday, June 18th, we will be deploying a project for third-party loan origination systems that build collateral records to populate the title tracking field with the default assigned to the collateral type. For third-party LOS users only: The project affects all third-party LOS users for both current and future collateral records. This project will… Read more »

Jun 11, 2024

Recommendations from Lender*VP – Document Retention for Denied Applications

Recommendations from Lender*VP – Document Retention for Denied Applications

What is your credit union’s current retention plan for documents relating to denied applications?  Lender*VP has recommendations for your credit union, as detailed below. Lender*VP recommends that any/all relevant documentation and information that is used to deny loan applications should be saved by your credit union for a period of at least 25 months.  Relevant… Read more »

Jun 10, 2024