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Mutual Vision Launches MV Solar — a new ‘bank in a box’ 

13 May 2024

Mike Russell

Mutual Vision Launches MV Solar — a new ‘bank in a box’ 

Mutual Vision (“MV”), a technology provider for specialist lenders, is launching MV Solar, a new ‘bank in A box’.

The cloud-native, digital banking platform was unveiled at the BSA conference in Manchester.

MV Solar provides loans origination, underwriting, servicing, savings origination, and facilitates the management of arrears, workflow, documents, AGMs, payments, and deeds — as well as regulatory reporting, online banking and mobile banking. 

The platform is built using Mambu’s lending engine which will provide the loans, savings and current account records plus the interest rate calculation routines.

Tim Bowen, the chief executive of MV, said: “MV Solar is a ready-made banking platform that can be tailored to lenders’ needs — it’s a digital ‘bank in a box’. It will allow lenders to provide an omnichannel experience to their customers, meeting their digital needs. Critically, lenders won’t have to build a new, bespoke banking platform from scratch to offer those services. Pooling investment in technology and deployment of efficient cloud native technologies like this will keep costs down; MV Solar offers small to midsize lenders the chance to compete with larger rivals at a fraction of the cost digital business transformation firms would charge. And lenders will be able to onboard new business without being involved which allows increased geographical reach outside their traditional branch network. MV Solar will create a competitive advantage for specialist lenders, increasing efficiencies with enhanced capabilities. That will level the technological playing field with Tier 1 players.”

MV employs 90 people and is headquartered in Wilmslow, Cheshire. While it has worked with clients such as StreamBank and Kingdom Bank, MV has also provided banking technology to 23 of the 43 mutuals in the UK. MV was established in 2001 by a group of building societies and is still owned by six mutuals — including Monmouthshire, Chorley, and Harpenden.

David Bennett, MV’s Chief Revenue Officer, said: “MV Solar is a revolutionary core-banking platform for dynamic, forward thinking specialist lenders. It is built on Mambu’s world-leading, best-in-class engine. The idea is that MV Solar will facilitate an omnichannel experience, advanced analytics, easy navigation, enhanced user-experience, dynamic workflows, and succinct data views. MV Solar is cutting-edge and with increased scalability and resilience, frictionless connectivity, and world-class customer experience. We are very proud to be launching version 1 to the industry today.”

Tim Bowen concluded: “Last September, we told customers we’d launch V1 in the spring. We’ve done that. The team here are really excited to collaborate with the customer base and progress with MV Solar — and I’m pleased we have delivered version 1 on plan, on time, and on budget.”

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