Brief: SMB Credit Rating Agency PayNet Releases Data Scoring for Alternative Lenders

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PayNet, an Illinois-based company that provides credit ratings to small businesses released a pooled-data score for alternative lenders to assess risk.

This new score builds on the existing PayNet MasterScore v2, which contains a total of over 587 variables. PayNet maintains a proprietary database of small business loans, leases and lines of credit worth over $1.4 trillion.

“Alternative loans are higher risk than traditional bank loans, but the nature of their risks is also different, as are a number of the warning signs of risk,” said Thomas Ware, PayNet’s senior vice president of analytics & product development, in a statement.

Last modified: October 7, 2016

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