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Housing Finance – Keeping pace with changing customer face

40 years ago, the average first-time home buyer in India was in his late 50’s. This is because, as part of retirement planning, the person was using his savings and provident fund money to buy a house. It was considered to be an integral part of ‘after retirement’ planning. More recently, things have changed and today, the average home buyer is in his 30’s, read more...

The path to profitable growth in retail lending

Despite a significant recovery from the global financial crisis, the retail banking industry is witnessing significant pressure on margins due to stringent regulations, changing customer behavior and increasing competitive threat from Fintechs.   A recent McKinsey study predicted that profit growth of Asia-Pacific lenders may slow to below 4% annually read more...

Risk-based pricing of loans in India: the shape of things to come?

Recently, a leading Indian Bank announced plans to price retail loans based on consumers’ credit scores. This means that loan seekers with strong financials and a good loan repayment track record should get loans at lower rates.   While common in other parts of the world, and common in corporate lending the move is innovative for retail lending in India. read more...

Challenging the challengers in retail lending

The banking and financial services sector is witnessing the growing challenge of the FinTech companies - a recent study by Frost & Sullivan indicates that banks in Australia could lose A$13 billion in revenues to the FinTech sector. The Australian FinTech Sector is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 76.36% and reach A$4.2 billion by 2020; of which A$1 billion will be read more...

Agriculture and Small Medium Enterprise lending – The business ...

With a GDP of US$510 billion, Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa, and 26th largest in the world. Driven by oil and gas, Nigeria’s economy is strongly influenced by the global crude oil prices. When oil prices plummeted to a new low in the last 18 months, the performance of oil company stocks was highly affected, thus raising an alarm on their non-performing read more...

Will the rise of self-driving cars be the end of automotive finance?

The global automotive industry was worth $2.3 trillion in 2015, but this number is likely to change significantly in the future. Boston Consulting Group, in their recent study, forecasted that partial autonomous vehicles, i.e. those that drive themselves on the freeway or take over in traffic jams, may be on the road in large numbers by next year and fully autonomous read more...

Leveraging effective Collection Systems and Predictive Analytics to ...

Rising bad debts in Australia – A call for action In our previous article (refer to http://blog.nucleussoftware.com/lending/rising-bad-debts-in-australia-a-call-for-action/), we have discussed about the rising bad debts in Australia and how an impending doom is predicted in Australian market in the form of upcoming Housing Loan NPLs. This article is a read more...

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At Nucleus Software we are committed to providing efficient, modern yet proven software solutions for the global Banking and Financial Service industry. We have been pioneers in developing Retail Banking Software, Corporate Banking Solutions, Transaction Banking, Cash Management and Internet Banking Software since 1986. Our success spreads across more than 50 countries, and we serve our customers globally through our direct and partner operations across US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We are known for our world-class expertise and innovation in lending and transaction banking technology. Our two flagship products, built on the latest technology are: FinnOne™ and FinnAxia™.