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NWCUA's betaSpace takes in Portland fin-tech startup

April 24, 2015
SEATAC, Wash. (4/27/15)--The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) has partnered with Mirador Financial, a small business lending solution provider.

As part of the partnership with NWCUA, Mirador will appear on the league's betaSpace web page as an approved technology provider.

Mirador's solution allows lenders to examine data points when they evaluate small business loan applications. The technology uses machine learning to help determine the risk assessment and offer more information before an institution determines whether it will work with a loan applicant.

Last week, NWCUA launched a new website for its wholly owned subsidiary, Strategic Link. Strategic Link is the NWCUA's collaborative hub connecting credit unions with business solutions partners. Through Strategic Link, NWCUA members have access to more than 20 strategic partnerships that offer card services, consulting, human resources, insurance, lending, member services and mobile banking.

Central to the new site is a new feature called CU Matchup. Using CU Matchup, a member credit union answers a few short questions, and CU Matchup generates partner recommendations to fit the credit union's specific goals and needs.