ING invests in a fintech start-up that improves the credit decision process by using machine learning alghorithms. „Machine learning capabilities would shape the future of banking”.

26 septembrie 2019


Dutch bank ING has invested in Flowcast, a startup that uses machine learning algorithms to create predictive models that reduce risk and unlock credit to businesses.

ING’s AI capabilities were given a boost following the announcement that ING would invest in Flowcast, a fintech start-up that improves the credit decision process.

Flowcast uses machine learning algorithms to create predictive models that reduce risk and unlock credit to businesses.

“AI allows organisations to accurately use non-traditional data sources, such as large volumes of transaction data and industry-specific data points to predict risks, said Flowcast CEO Ken So.

He said we believe that it won’t be long before every lending decision will be driven by AI and that ING understands the impact that AI will have on credit.

Commenting on the announcement, ING chief innovation officer, Benoit Legrand said machine learning capabilities, such as those developed by Flowcast, would shape the future of banking, and that ING was very excited about offering Flowcast’s proposition to clients.

ING Ventures co-led the USD3 million Series A investment with Bitrock Capital. A number of other investors also contributed. The money will be used to fund the acceleration of its go-to-market strategy, global market expansion, and continuing product development and improvement.

Today’s announcement follows a pilot conducted by ING Labs Singapore that involved a variety of ING business lines. Outcomes of the pilot strongly supported ING’s decision to invest in Flowcast.

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Adrian Vasilescu – consilier de strategie al guvernatorului BNR

„O singură provizie am făcut, de card, pentru că nu mai umblu cu banii în buzunar. Banii sunt cei mai periculoși când este vorba de răspândirea unei molimi. Am renunțat la cash. În rest, este o prostie să faci provizii. Dacă vine o molimă și nici nu știi când va ajunge, dacă ar fi să se întindă, pe cât timp să poți să faci provizii? Faci provizii pe trei săptămâni, pe patru săptămâni și mai departe?”, a spus consultantul.

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In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale in 2020?