MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group has acquired Portland, Ore.-based Mirador, a financial technology startup company that it said delivers a seamless experience for borrowers and lenders through a completely digital small business lending platform, the company said.
CUNA Mutual Group became a minority investor in Mirador through its venture capital entity, CMFG Ventures, LLC, in August 2017, as CUToday.info reported here.
“As a current investor in Mirador, we know first-hand the strength of their team and power of their platform,” said Robert N. Trunzo, president and CEO, CUNA Mutual Group. “Through this acquisition, Mirador’s digital lending platform will complement our existing portfolio of lending solutions to help credit unions grow small business loans and deliver an exceptional lending experience to their members."
What Platform Does
According to CUNA Mutual, Mirador’s leading digital lending platform powers a new type of relationship between small businesses and lenders, enabling banks and credit unions to profitably decision loans within 24 hours or less.
“The Mirador platform is designed to provide a fast, smart and secure cloud-based experience that turns burdensome paperwork into a streamlined, efficient process to the delight of borrowers and lenders, and connects small businesses to the funds they need to grow through its digital lending marketplace,” CUNA Mutual said.
“Today’s small business lending marketplace requires traditional lenders to couple their approach to relationship banking with greater efficiency and scale. Borrowers expect a fully digital and intuitive experience,” said Trevor Dryer, cofounder and CEO, Mirador. “We are happy to be working alongside CUNA Mutual Group as we strive to eliminate friction in the small business lending process and bring a new standard of service to small business lending across the financial services industry.”
‘Important Area of Opportunity’
Added Trunzo, “Small business lending is an important area of opportunity for credit unions. Together with Mirador’s guidance, we will help credit unions provide another level of service to their members through better access to small business loans, further reinforcing credit unions’ commitment to serving their local communities.”
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.