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How to Lend Money to Strangers

Untangling bureau data, with Dillon Harindiran (Slipstream)

How to Lend Money to Strangers
How to Lend Money to Strangers

Last week I compared credit bureaus to city walls, defensive structures that, because they’re solid and immovable, can keep the riskiest of customers out, but, also because they’re solid and immovable, can’t always let all the good customers in. Today, we look at those walls from the inside, and it turns out, their design is keeping some defenders out, too.

Let’s say the first step is too high for some to step up onto. Am I stretching this metaphor too far? Possibly. The idea is that lenders and their data are the defenders, and that the process to bring new lenders onto a credit bureau is flawed. Now, if you’re sticking with me, you can think of Dillion Harindiran and his co-founders at Slipstream are building ladders, allowing more defenders to get to the top where they can be useful.

Or, in sensible adult language, Slipstream have built a single, simple API that allows lenders of all sizes - they count start-ups, unicorns, and household names among their early customers - to connect to the three major UK credit bureaus simultaneously, hyperfast and with minimal effort.

You can find Slipstream at: https://oneslipstream.com/

You can find Dillion on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/harindiran/

Or just arrange to speak to him in person via https://calendly.com/dillon . You can also read how he and the team got their cool Calendly links over here https://www.linkedin.com/posts/harindiran_allof-slipstreamsco-founders-have-a-calendlycom-activity-7051568664638021632-51tN?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop)

You can learn more about myself, Brendan le Grange, on my LinkedIn page (feel free to connect), my action-adventure novels are on Amazon, some versions even for free, and my work with ConfirmU and our gamified psychometric scores is at https://confirmu.com/ and on episode 24 of this very show https://www.howtolendmoneytostrangers.show/episodes/episode-24

If you have any feedback, questions, or if you would like to participate in the show, please feel free to reach out to me via the contact page on this site.

Regards, Brendan

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