|By Business Wire||
|April 14, 2014 08:15 AM EDT||
Underscoring its commitment to serve the consumer lending needs of North American financial institutions, FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology, today announced the acquisition of CMSI, a premier provider of consumer loan origination software and services.
“Lending remains the No.1 driver of revenue for financial institutions, yet they continue to struggle with inefficiencies created by the use of disparate and siloed lending systems and processes throughout the full loan life cycle,” noted Rachel Landrum, executive vice president, FIS. “Combining CMSI’s underwriting solution automation with FIS’ closing, servicing and portfolio management capabilities creates a top-tier solution set that uniquely addresses these inefficiencies within lending organizations of all sizes. We believe the addition of CMSI better positions FIS to capitalize on the significant opportunities within the consumer lending space.”
Founded in 1987, CMSI is a leading provider of consumer loan origination and portfolio management software to a broad spectrum of financial institutions within the U.S. and Canada ranging from community-based institutions to large, international lenders.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
CMSI is a premier provider of consumer loan origination software. With 25 years of experience in the credit processing industry, CMSI is a leader in open-architecture software products and services. Our state-of-the-art products automate the entire consumer credit process from origination, through credit analysis, and contracting for direct and indirect lenders all over the country. CMSI can fully support all your consumer lending products, including Auto Retail and Lease, Home equity, RV, Marine, Credit Card, and Student Lending. Specializing in systems that combine precise business information with the latest technology has made CMSI’s solutions the choice of leading financial institutions in the U.S. and Canada.
FIS is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 110 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 39,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions. First in financial technology, FIS tops the annual FinTech 100 list, is 434 on the Fortune 500 and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com.
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