SAS® scores success for microfinance giant
SAS Desktop Data Mining for Midsize Business helps ACCION Texas-Louisiana successfully lend money to small-business owners who wouldn’t qualify for loans through traditional lending institutions. The nonprofit microfinance organization has been so successful that 14 microfinance organizations across the country have outsourced all or part of their underwriting to ACCION. With more than $26 million in their portfolio, ACCION Texas-Louisiana is the largest microlender in the United States.
ACCION: At a Glance
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Janie Barrera, President and CEO
Needed quick, effective means of determining creditworthiness for businesses that don’t qualify for traditional bank loans
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