CEO of Nova Credit Talks Financial Inclusion and the Future of Credit Data

Join us on the Lending Link Podcast, powered by GDS Link, where we explore the latest in data decisioning and credit risk solutions. In this episode, host Rich Alterman chats with Misha Esipov, the CEO and co-founder of Nova Credit. Since its launch in 2016, Nova Credit has been breaking new ground in credit infrastructure and analytics, helping lending institutions streamline their processes and grow responsibly. 

Misha dives into the origins of Nova Credit, the challenges faced by immigrants and thin-file consumers, and how Nova Credit’s innovative platform is making a difference. The conversation covers: 

  • The journey from concept to reality for Nova Credit 
  • How the Credit Passport helps new-to-country individuals use their international credit history in the US and other markets

  • How the Nova Credit Platform is helping to improve credit visibility for millions of Americans
  • Real-world success stories and partnerships with major players like American Express, HSBC, and Scotiabank 

Listen to learn how Nova Credit is creating a more inclusive financial system and transforming the credit industry. Remember to subscribe to the Lending Link Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

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Episode Transcript

About Nova Credit 

Nova Credit is a credit infrastructure and analytics company that enables businesses to grow responsibly by harnessing alternative credit data. The company is a CRA that leverages its unique set of data sources, bank-grade infrastructure, compliance framework, and proprietary credit expertise to help lenders fill the gaps that exist in traditional credit analytics. Nova Credit serves as the bridge between data and credit excellence, providing a comprehensive platform of solutions designed to give lenders across various industries – including finance, fintech, property management, telecom, and automotive – a competitive edge in the open finance era. Its cross-border credit product, Credit Passport®, cash flow underwriting product, Cash Atlas™, and income verification product, Income Navigator, are used by leading organizations like American Express, Verizon, HSBC, SoFi, Scotiabank, and Yardi. Nova Credit is backed by investors including Kleiner Perkins, General Catalyst, Index Ventures, and Canapi Ventures, as well as executives from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Citi.

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