Fintech Highnote Expands Payment Platform to Support Consumer Credit Programs

Highnote announces the expansion of their debit, prepaid, and fleet issuing card platform to power consumer credit card products.

Designed and developed by Highnote’s payments veterans, the expanded platform offers a comprehensive range of credit capabilities – “from technology that facilitates underwriting, repayment and loan servicing to full credit program management.”

With these API-enabled capabilities, fintechs, brands, and banks can now “offer innovative and differentiated credit programs, strengthening their relationships with customers.”

As consumer preferences have grown increasingly sophisticated, the market for credit services to support them has also “increased in complexity and competitiveness.”

Credit products operate in “a complicated regulatory landscape and often require unique financial and contractual structures.”

In addition, any modern credit offering also “requires comprehensive benefits, including payment flexibility, purchase protection, credit score improvement, and highly personalized rewards.”

Against this backdrop, Highnote says it “offers differentiated, tailored credit solutions that don’t require cobbling together a disparate array of third-party tools.”

John MacIlwaine, CEO and co-founder of Highnote, said:

“Offering support for consumer credit programs has always been part of the Highnote strategy and represents a natural extension to our modern card platform. We’re stepping into a new era where credit is not just a service but a transformative experience – from underwriting to origination, issuance to financing and ultimately ongoing servicing. With consumer credit, we are setting the stage for a future where payments are smarter, more flexible, and more aligned with a brand’s overall experience than ever before. This is just the beginning of an exciting journey, and we’re thrilled to be pioneering how the world pays.”

Highnote’s consumer credit platform “provides a comprehensive set of capabilities needed to meet these increasingly sophisticated requirements.”

Built on the same modern architecture “as the debit, prepaid and charge card products, the consumer credit product leverages the same core elements, including the advanced general ledger and developer-first APIs, and adds the critical functions of a holistic credit product.”

Customers using Highnote’s platform for consumer credit programs “have configurable product terms, efficient repayment management, and a fee engine that all enable differentiation for a company’s target audience.”

Key product capabilities include:

  • Collaborative Application Decisioning: Highnote offers a framework for customers to integrate their credit decision-making into the application process. It provides full control and flexibility in modifying credit policies to make better underwriting decisions.
  • Account Aging Simulation: Fintechs and brands can test different payment scenarios to simulate how a billing statement and account status are impacted over time. Additionally, customers can run simulations to calculate the interest and minimum payments for past-due accounts.

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