MicroBilt Acquires Leading Provider of Instant Online Loan Approval Technology
Kennesaw, GA, Oct 28, 2001
FIData, Inc. is one of the leading providers of instant online loan approval services for the financial services industry. Processing $1.1 billion in loans in 2000, this online loan engine allows participating lenders to offer their borrowers loan approval within 60 seconds or less, on a 24x365 basis. FIData's services also streamline back-office lending functions and provide online lending capabilities to third-party lending partners such as auto dealers, call centers or retailers. The Company's new E-Care and Lending Call Center provides borrower assistance to users of the online loan approval system, in addition to providing more traditional telephone and fax services to offline borrowers. All of FIData's services are branded for the client institution; FIData's identity is invisible to the user/borrower. Presently serving more than 100 client institutions nationwide, loan application volumes topped 100,000 applications in 2000 and are continuing to grow at a rapid pace. As an Application Service Provider (ASP), FIData provides the power of its loan underwriting technology via the Internet in a secure environment, requiring no hardware or software purchases from its clients. FIData is an Austin, Texas-based Company led by executives with extensive experience with Internet technology and the financial services industry. The company was a subsidiary of New Century Equity Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NCEH), a holding company focused on high-growth technology-based companies and investments and is a financial investor in MicroBilt. About MicroBilt:
MicroBilt, a division of Bristol Investments, Ltd., is the North American leader in credit bureau data access and retrieval, providing credit solutions to the Financial, Rental or Leasing, Health Care, Insurance, Law Enforcement, Education and Utilities Industries. MicroBilt is certified through and provides interfaces with the three consumer bureaus, Equifax (NYSE: EFX), Experian (London Stock Exchange: GUS) and Trans Union and the two commercial bureaus, Dun & Bradstreet and Experian Business. Bureau data is available via dedicated terminals, dial-up software, Internet website access (creditcommander.microbilt.com), or through an integrated custom interface utilizing their Software Developers Kit. Private company information along with knowledge-based analytical tools and information services is available through MicroBilt’s recent acquisition, Integra Information, Inc. The company also enables web sites to enhance their content offerings by delivering a CreditCommander.com and PrivateCo.com co-branded site to their established online communities. MicroBilt services over 30,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. Formerly a First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC) subsidiary, MicroBilt Corporation, maintains offices in Georgia and New Jersey. For more information, contact MicroBilt Corporation, 1640 Airport Road, Suite 115, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Telephone: 1-800-884-4747. Or visit their website at www.microbilt.com.