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23
Jan

Highly Experienced Short-Term Lending Executive Available – Do You Need Help?

Does your de novo or established short-term lending enterprise need a talented, experienced, executive?

 

[Name Redacted by Jer at Trihouse Consulting] has nine years of experience in the short-term financial industry. He brings extensive knowledge in multiple lending products including payday, installment and line of credit platforms. He has vast implementation experience with both the State-by-State and Tribal business models.

He has extensive relationships and intricate knowledge of the Tribal lending model. [Name Redacted by Jer at Trihouse Consulting] was the first to partner with and develop the lending platform for the [Name Redacted by Jer] Nation located in [Name Redacted by Jer at Trihouse Consulting].

He has a clear understanding of the compliance landscape needed to successfully operate in the short-term lending environment today. He has worked with one of the top compliance firms in the country, Hudson Cook LLP, to develop all collection and billing protocols that adhere to all Federal regulations and the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act. He has vast experience in all areas of call center development, from initial setup to daily management protocols and oversight.

 

[Name Redacted by Jer at Trihouse Consulting] brings all the critical business components, as well as, his business relationships including; knowledge of multiple loan management systems (LMS), specialized in lead purchasing tiers from $1 -? $100, credit risk services, banking relationships, ACH and debit card processing, underwriting and collection protocols, internal call center operations and protocols, outsourcing call center solutions with three different locations in the Philippines and Costa Rica, daily compliance protocols, QA guidelines, staff performance, profit and loss, budgeting and much more.

 

[Name Redacted by Jer at Trihouse Consulting] founded his first short term lending company in 2008. He grew that business into $10 million dollar “PRINCIPAL” portfolio, which represented hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to the company. He oversaw the implementation of seventeen State licenses and eventually moved the company to a Tribal partnership. During his tenure, he was instrumental in developing his proprietary Loan Management System (LMS) along with multiple software applications that became the backbone of his service platform. Three years into the process, he began to license his software and also used his call center to service other financial portfolios. He’s been directly involved in starting and growing an additional six portfolios, ranging from “principal” of one million to twenty million U.S. dollars and has built three call centers from infancy to maturity.

 

The majority of micro lending companies – including so-called FinTech lenders, are crunching multiple sources of data in an attempt to analyze and predetermine default risk. In an industry with zero collateral and high interest rates, determining which customer is a better credit risk is a serious challenge. [Name Redacted by Jer at Trihouse Consulting] realized early on, there had to be a better way to determine payment risk. Through trial and error he began to test a different approach utilizing payment data from employers. Through months of testing he formulated, created software and mastered a “Patent Pending” innovation that is cutting edge. This innovation bypasses traditional credit scoring methods to determine payment risk using only the customer’s employer information. The approach of “Employer Risk Modeling” is the first loan program designed at the employer level. His company has amassed one the largest employer databases in the country connecting lenders, employers and customers. Being an innovator is one of many strong suits [Name Redacted by Jer at Trihouse Consulting] possesses.

 

During the past several years, this payment process has created over one hundred thousand checks from employers representing millions in additional revenue for portfolios.

 

Employer Risk Model

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[Name Redacted by Jer at Trihouse Consulting] brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and contacts to the short-term lending industry. He has established a track record of success and understands how to build an organization one employee at a time.

 

If your organization is in need of a seriously talented executive having “in-the-trenches” operational experience in the short-term lending industry, reach out to Jer at Trihouse Consulting for an introduction today. 

[Name Redacted by Jer at Trihouse Consulting] is willing to relocate and explore all opportunities and scenarios! 

To schedule an introduction:

Call Jer at 702-208-6736 – Cell (PDT) or Jer@TrihouseConsulting.com You may request this Bio as a PDF…

12
Jan

Tribe Sovereign Status at Risk? WikiLeaks?

By: Jer Ayles at Trihouse Consulting. 702-208-6736

There’s an interesting “Conversation” written by Matthew Fletcher Professor of Law & Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State University.

His thesis is that a negative outcome of a personal injury case under review by the Supreme Court could expose Indian tribes to new legal risks and put their “sovereign immunity” status  in jeopardy.

Certainly, as a direct lender, a consultant to tribes and a conduit for capital infusions into tribal business enterprises, this topic and it’s outcome are of great interest to both me and my clients.

So, first my thoughts followed by a link to Professor Fletcher.

So long as the sovereign tribe maintains a forum for litigants to bring suit and be fairly adjudicated, I see no issues here. It’s as if a limo driver employed by the French Embassy were in a similar circumstance. There are legal avenues for “forum shopping” lawyers in similar circumstances. Tribal businesses have access to insurance as do other entities and sovereign nations. Sovereign tribes do not intentionally shirk their responsibilities. However, having counseled and represented tribes in collaborations with online payday loan and installment loan management groups and capital infusions for several years, I have witnessed instances in which the resources of the tribes have been stretched. This “friction” is not due to a reluctance by the tribes to negotiate fair and reasonable alliances but rather a lack of experience in such business endeavors because Big Brother in D.C. denies, delays and inhibits their financial success. Success that would enable the tribe to fund their own businesses, build infrastructure including medical care, education, housing… and GET OFF THE GOVERNMENT TIT as they prefer to do!

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Finally, having equity in payday loan and installment loan stores plus my own capital at work via online lending portfolios and continuing to serve payday lenders, installment loan lenders, car title loan lenders, investors… in a consulting capacity, I certainly understand why there are those in our “micro-lending/alternative lending” industry who would like nothing better than for the tribe lending model to fall off the face of the earth. Why? Because state licensed lenders perceive an online tribal lender as having the advantage of zero regulatory, compliance, auditing, etc. oversite. Well, as President Trump often says,”WRONG!” I will not dwell on all the regulatory hoops and convolutions tribal lenders must comply with at this time but I assure you dear reader that THERE ARE MANY.

Ultimately, there is room in the business of lending money for all players and licensing models. Whether you’re a small mom-and-pop with a tiny portfolio and just a few core customers or a publicly traded behemoth like Enova, there is, and will continue to be, demand for your inventory: MONEY!

Zero lenders in the business of lending money to consumers and small business for the long-term will embrace the abuse of their customers. Zero lenders will risk the wrath of the FED’s, the State, their peers and MOST OF  ALL their friends and family members; their community.

Of course there are “outliers.” They exist in all industries including the media and in government. But eventually, as we have all witnessed during this LONG election cycle, Julian Assange will get the DOPE on the bad guys! And the results ain’t pretty!

So… on to Professor Fletcher and “The Conversation.

Comment? Reach out! Help? Let me know! Haters? Bring it on… I’ve been at this awhile. Meanwhile, 2017 is proving to be ONE HELL OF AN OPPORTUNITY!

Signing off: Jer Trihouse. 702-208-6736