MeridianLink DecisionLender Data Connector

The primary data source for the MeridianLink Data DecisionLender Data Connector utilizes the DecisionLender Standard Data Dump XML extract available from MeridianLink. The connector ingests all data that can be mined from the above extract. This includes but is not limited to direct/indirect applications content, credit reports tied to the applicationa, underwriting metrics and custom fields implemented by the credit union. The connector also supports tracking the changes to applications based upon any of the following events.

• App submission
• Add applicant
• Assign app to sublender
• Doc Received
• Core System Export
• Data Dump automated job
• Reevaluating Loan Version
• Save app decision status
• Save contract prep
• Save funding contract
• Save funding status
• Set active loan version
• For portal apps, after sending anything back to portal

Common Use Cases

The MeridianLink DecisionLender Data connector enables your credit union to:

  • Deliver and manage enterprise class metrics and scorecards on your lending and retail operations
  • Integrate valuable data from your indirect lending operation
  • Identify second sale / opportunities within your member base
  • Streamline compliance and efficiency with your consumer lending operation

Common Questions

Daily, typically after the core system updates to the data warehouse are complete.

Yes, CFS Data Connectors build a member record based upon the core data and relate that to all the loan / account applications that apply. The data can also be joined on account number, branch, funded loan ID and a variety of other related attributes in the core system.

Technical Details

The implementation of the MeridianLink DecisionLender Data Connector is based upon the following technical details:

  • The MeridianLink Data Connector sources XML data produced by the a daily “Data Dump” offering from the DecisionLender platform. Each financial institution must contact MeridianLink to have them provision the delivery of this XML file to their environment.
  • Where availble, example reports come in SSRS, Power BI and Spotfire dashboards.
  • CFS updates the connector process to include new fields / attributes added by MeridianLink.
  • The connector can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud on a SQL Server 2014 platform or higher.

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