Factortrust Named To Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500 As One Of North America’s Fastest Growing Companies

12/17/17

FactorTrust®, The Alternative Credit Bureau™, today announced it was named one of North America’s fastest growing companies on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. FactorTrust grew 144 percent in revenue and 180 percent in employees during this period.

FactorTrust’s chief executive officer, Greg Rable, credits alternative credit data becoming more mainstream among industry adopters and the tenacity and dedication of the FactorTrust team with the company’s 144 percent revenue growth. He said, “Alternative credit data and risk scores offer unique insights to make more informed credit decisions. Our team has helped to drive that message in the industry. We’re seeing more and more lenders turning to our proprietary alternative credit data to get the complete picture of consumer profiles.”

One example is the company’s innovative introduction of FlexFormat, the first industry standard in reporting short-term loan data for products focused on underbanked or non-prime consumers. With FlexFormat’s high quality data reporting capability, lenders more accurately assess risk and make faster decisions on consumers’ likelihood to repay loans. FlexFormat provides a complete overview of consumers’ creditworthiness, so consumers get the credit they deserve and can afford.

“The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business. We extend our sincere congratulations to all the winners for achieving remarkable growth while delivering new services and experiences for their customers.”

“Emerging growth companies are powering innovation in the broader economy. The growth rates delivered by the companies on this year’s North America Technology Fast 500 ranking are a bright spot for the capital markets and a strong indicator that the emerging growth technology sector will continue to deliver a strong return on investment,” said Heather Gates, national managing director of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s emerging growth company practice. “Deloitte is dedicated to supporting the best and brightest companies of the future in the emerging growth company sector. We are proud to acknowledge the significant accomplishments of this year’s Fast 500 winners.”

About Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2013 to 2016. In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients. In the United States, Deloitte refers to one or more of the US member firms of DTTL, their related entities that operate using the “Deloitte” name in the United States and their respective affiliates. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more about our global network of member firms.

About FactorTrust

FactorTrust, the Alternative Credit Bureau, is relentlessly dedicated to proven analytics and clean credit information that provide lenders & financial service providers opportunities to grow more revenue, meet compliance regulations and serve more consumers with more credit options. At the core of FactorTrust is alternative credit data analytics and risk scoring solutions not available from the Big 3 bureaus. FactorTrust Alternative Credit Data and Analytics accurately predicts risk and the ability to repay near and non-prime consumer loans in real-time. The company’s solutions enable financial service companies an opportunity to uncover creditworthy prospects that are not surfacing via traditional credit sources. Headquartered in Atlanta, the experienced FactorTrust team has delivered unique data and valuable insight to U.S. lenders for more than 10 years. For more information on the quarterly FactorTrust Underbanked Index or the company itself, visit www.factortrust.com. @FactorTrust

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