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  • Australian neo-lender company Wisr Limited (ASX:WZR), has achieved a $150 million lending milestone of written loans after a sharp increase in the current quarter
  • Wisr provides Australians with digital-only ways to get a smart and fair deal on personal loans
  • The company continues momentum with forecasting a triple of the average margin on each written loan
  • This is under a significant funding facility with major bank retailer NAB
  • NAB provided initial funding of $50 million with the potential to increase to $200 million
  • Wisr is up 7.41 per cent with shares trading for 14.5 cents each

Australian marketplace lender company Wisr, has achieved a $150 million lending milestone of written loans.

Wisr is Australia’s first neo-lender, providing digital-only ways of helping Australians get a smart and fair deal on personal loans.

As of October 9, its interest rates are far more competitive than Australia’s major bank retailers.

The company believes its $150 million milestone was driven by its ongoing investment in technology and daily focus on it customers.

“Our operational excellence and scalable technology have allowed us to increase the productivity of our team while delivering a 105 per cent increase in daily settlements for the quarter to date when compared to the prior year,” Chief Operating Officer Mathew Lu said.

Wisr is gaining favourable momentum and forecasts a tripling of the average margin on each written loan compared to previous loan unit economics.

This is due to the recent funding facility with National Australia Bank (NAB).

NAB provided senior funding, an initial $50 million, to support the scaling of Wisr’s personal loan originations.

In July 2019, the company announced discussions with Tier 1 funders for debt capital for Wisr to improve overall margins, diversify funding and improve loan unit economics.

“This partnership further acknowledges our support for Australian fintech and strongly recognises the purpose-led business Wisr is building. Their focus on delivering great customer outcomes around financial wellness led us to believe in their business model,” NAB Executive General Manager of Corporate and Institutional Banking Cathryn Carver said.

The $150 million mark was achieved with the initial $50 million taking 45 months to originate, the second $50 million taking over eight months and the most recent $50 million written in less than six.

“The demand from Australian consumers for fairer, smarter lending is only increasing. Our ability to offer loans through a purpose-led model is proving to be a real differentiator in the market,” Wisr Chief Financial Officer Andrew Goodwin said.

Wisr is up 7.41 per cent with shares trading for 14.5 cents each at 12:46 pm AEDT.

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