FMS Newsletter

I am delighted to share that we launched our Retail and Consumer Lending services for banks this quarter. We anticipate that loan volumes will increase over a period as the economy gradually recovers from the impact of the pandemic. Our mortgage underwriting, due diligence and loan servicing capabilities will give our clients a competitive edge at this critical juncture to help them improve speed to market and optimise their lending processes.

As we look forward to 2022, I would like to thank all of our clients for your continued association and valuable interactions in 2021, and I wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy and prosperous new year.

Rajul Sood, Global Head of Lending Solutions

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Increased lending risks to consumer mortgages prompt a shift in regulatory landscape   US political risks elevated – midterms ahead
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Learn more about preventive measures taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and other federal agencies responsible for formulating and enforcing mortgage regulations.

  Read the blog for an overview of issues affecting the political and business environment in the US.

Pandemic-induced micro transformations in credit analysis and credit risk management   Energy-efficient mortgages to fuel smart building construction
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Read about the three broad changes we are seeing in the aftermath of the pandemic – increased depth, frequency and speed of credit analysis.

  The global smart building market surpassed USD49.35bn in 2020 and is expected to be worth c.USD127.09bn by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 12.5%. Explore the innovative financing models available for smart buildings.

How alternative lenders are filling the gap in the SMB lending market   Multifamily real estate – lenders’ preferred choice in the current market
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Learn about the opportunities at hand for non-banks and alternative lenders to grow their market share among SMBs by offering speedier and more accessible loan processing via online platforms.

  In this blog, we take a look at why lenders are increasingly favouring the multifamily property sector.

  Acuity in the news  
Finextra: Acuity Knowledge Partners launches Retail and Consumer Lending services for banks   BBC: Calculating the P&L of hybrid work
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Acuity’s CEO, Robert King, remarks on how banks are partnering with Acuity to help them streamline lending processes. Leveraging a mix of people, process and technology, the firm provides tailor-made solutions to its 90+ banking clients spanning retail, business, middle-market, real estate and leveraged finance loans.

  In an article in BBC StoryWorks, our Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, Damian Burleigh, shares his views on why the hybrid model will, undoubtedly, be part of Acuity’s work culture in the future.


Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity), formerly part of Moody’s Corporation, is a leading provider of bespoke research, analytics, staffing and technology solutions to the financial services sector.

Headquartered in London, Acuity Knowledge Partners has nearly two decades of experience in servicing over 400 clients by deploying its 4,000+ specialist workforce of analysts and delivery experts across its global delivery network. We provide our clients with unique assistance to innovate, implement transformation programmes, increase operational efficiency, and manage costs and improve their top lines. These services are supported by our proprietary suite of Business Excellence and Automation Tools (BEAT) that offer domain-specific contextual technology. Acuity Knowledge Partners is backed by Equistone Partners Europe, a leading private equity organisation that backs specialist growth businesses and management teams.

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