Digital Lending Platform Lendsmart Goes Live at First Community Bank and Trust

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  • Lendsmart announced that First Community Bank and Trust will go live with its digital lending platform.
  • Lendsmart won Best of Show at FinovateFall Digital in 2020.
  • More than 100 years old, First Community Bank and Trust serves communities in Illinois and has assets of more than $205 million.

One of the brightest stars from FinovateFall Digital shared partnership news this week. Lendsmart, which won Best of Show at FinovateFall Digital in 2020, has brought its AI-driven digital lending platform and home buying marketplace to First Community Bank and Trust. The Illinois-based institution will leverage Lendsmart’s technology to streamline its mortgage lending operations, bringing automation and digitization to 70% of the process.

Courtesy of the partnership, First Community Bank and Trust will be able to offer its customers and end-to-end digital lending experience including a digital application, a 10 minute process to get pre-approved, funds availability in a week, and a digital closing option.

“We’re committed to providing our customers with the latest in convenient technological financial solutions,” First Community Bank and Trust President and CEO Greg Ohlendorf said. “(By) partnering with Lendsmart, we are fulfilling this commitment by offering our customers a seamless digital experience from start to finish in just a few minutes.”

First Community Bank and Trust is a privately owned bank that serves communities in Beecher and Peotone, Illinois, and throughout the state. The institution’s roots extend back to 1916, when a group of fourteen businessmen with $25,000 in capital launched what was then called Farmers State Bank of Beecher. A hundred years later, First Community Bank and Trust celebrated the success of its EMV Chip Debit MasterCard – and assets of more than $205 million.

Headquartered in New York, Lendsmart made its Finovate debut at FinovateFall Digital in 2020. At the event, the company won Best of Show for its centralized platform that streamlines and optimizes the customer onboarding and engagement process, and automates manual processes to minimize risk and underwrite borrowers faster.

Other recent partnerships with Lendsmart include collaborations with Sutton Bank of Ohio, Midwest Bank and Legence Bank of Illinois, and Wisconsin-based Citizens State Bank. Lendsmart was founded in 2018 by CEO A.K. Patel.


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