Why Camino Financial Uses PLAID As Part Of Their Loan Application Process

Camino Financial09 Mar 2019
At Camino Financial, we understand the challenges that small business owners face when seeking financing. To ensure a seamless and secure loan application process, we have partnered with Plaid, a trusted financial services company. In this article, we will explore why Camino Financial utilizes Plaid to analyze the bank transaction data of business owners applying for business loans.

What Is Plaid?

Plaid is a reliable financial services company that assists us in streamlining the loan application process. By securely connecting with your bank account, Plaid allows us to verify your identity, review the last 9 months of your bank transactions, and make swift and accurate decisions regarding your loan application. With over 10,000 banks and lenders utilizing this tool, Plaid has become an industry standard, providing a private, secure, and convenient alternative to outdated methods such as manually uploading and analyzing bank statements.
#DidYouKnow Plaid has been adopted by prominent financial institutions like American Express and Citibank, demonstrating its trustworthiness and wide-ranging usage.

4 Reasons Why Camino Financial Uses Plaid

At Camino Financial, we strive to offer you the best and most secure user experience when applying for a business loan. Plaid plays a vital role in our loan application process for the following reasons:
  1. Identity Verification. It helps us validate your identity by cross-checking what we have with the bank's data, significantly reducing the risk of fraud.
  2. Business Cash Flow Confirmation. It allows us to electronically review the last months of your bank transactions. We use this information to analyze your cash flows and income. In other words, a Plaid loan approval is more efficient.
  3. Security Assurance. To offer you collateral-free loans, we need a comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date review of your banking transactions. It helps us determine a term loan amount with favorable rates you can comfortably repay without straining your cash flows.
  4. Efficient Application Review. With it, we can review your loan application swiftly and securely. This allows us to offer a great alternative to expensive financing alternatives, like Merchant Cash Advances or Payday Loans.

Ready To Finish Your Application Process?

Using Plaid streamlines your loan application and provides the highest data security and privacy levels.
Thousands of small businesses have already embraced this tool during their loan applications and seen the transformative impact of our loans on their growth and success.
Continue your loan application process by connecting your bank account. You just need to log into the Member’s Portal to complete the process. Connect to Plaid #QuickTip: The more data the better! If you are actively using multiple bank accounts to operate your business, ensure all your primary accounts are connected via Plaid. This will significantly speed up the process and help us better tailor the loan terms to your business needs. If you’re unsure about how to connect your bank account with this secure tool, watch this step-by-step tutorial.. [embed]https://youtu.be/_PlJpoi6THE[/embed]  

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make sure Plaid is safe to use?

Plaid is a legitimate company that operates with bank-level security, uses advanced encryption, and never views or stores sensitive information like usernames and passwords. It enhances your privacy and security.

How can I be sure that this is not a fraudulent attempt to access my personal details?

Understandably, you might be concerned about the security of your personal information. To put your mind at ease, Plaid is a globally recognized platform that collaborates with more than 10,000 financial institutions. It utilizes robust security measures, similar to those employed by banks, to ensure your data is secure. Furthermore, it is continually monitored and certified by Verisign, a leader in online site security. This ensures the utmost protection and trustworthiness of the platform

Will Camino Financial be logging into my bank account or accessing my money?

Absolutely not. We only receive a read-only copy of your bank transaction data to process your loan application. We simply cannot access your login credentials or have the ability to use your money.

What if my application is not approved? How can I disconnect my bank account?

Should your application not be approved, an email will be sent to you outlining the credit decision. You can disconnect Camino Financial’s ongoing access to your linked accounts by changing your login password to any linked banked accounts.

Learn More About Plaid & Camino Financial

Learn More About Plaid

They’re making a significant impact in financial technology across a multitude of sectors by enabling seamless and secure transactions. Many websites, apps, services, and loans use Plaid. Some examples are: Learn more about their bank verification and its growing customer base. We recommend you also read some Plaid reviews to see what others are saying.

Learn More About Camino Financial

Many renowned publications have featured our efforts and contributions to the community. Some examples are: This article highlights that we are honest and trustworthy lenders, always willing to help small business owners achieve their goals. Furthermore, many small business owners just like you have already used Plaid and gone through the same process. After getting their Camino Financial loans, their businesses have grown and thrived. You can read their Reviews here to get the inspiration and confidence you need.

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