This week, Blend, a provider of cloud banking services, today announced an integration with MeridianLink, a provider of modern software platforms for financial institutions and consumer reporting agencies. Lenders using MeridianLink Consumer can now leverage their partner’s unified platform and consumer banking origination software for onboarding and application processes for banking, credit card, and loan products.
“Our marketplace unites a multitude of industry-leading solutions with the MeridianLink One platform to deliver exceptional consumer experiences and streamline contemporary lending processes,” said Megan Pulliam, senior vice president of MeridianLink Marketplace. “Our collaboration with Blend reflects our continued commitment to providing our valued customers with a comprehensive array of options to expedite the lending lifecycle.”
The interoperability of Blend’s platform gives lenders the flexibility to choose the technology stack that best fits their needs. It also increases their operational efficiency and enables them to deepen relationships with their borrowers, the company said.
“For more than a decade, Blend has remained focused on helping financial institutions of all sizes improve the productivity of their bankers, elevate digital experiences for their consumers, and drive higher application rates,” said Lee Leder, head of partnerships for Blend. “Our partnership with MeridianLink strengthens our position to make digital lending a more seamless experience for lenders and borrowers alike.”
In a statement, Blend said its consumer banking suite supports any consumer banking product, including deposit accounts, home equity, credit cards, personal loans, and vehicle loans, across digital and in-person channels.
MeridianLink supports digital lending and account opening for financial institutions and provides data verification solutions for consumer reporting agencies. The company’s scalable, cloud-based platforms help customers build deeper relationships with consumers through data-driven, personalized experiences across the entire lending life cycle. Its partner marketplace supports hundreds of integrations for tailored innovation.
This integration builds on an existing relationship, as Blend is already integrated with MeridianLink Mortgage.