Agora Data Files Patent Application

ARLINGTON, Texas, March 21, 2022 – Agora Data, inventor of many subprime auto industry firsts, has filed a U.S. patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a proprietary data-driven business model that may be leveraged to predict the future performance of subprime consumer loans. Applying certainty to loan payment outcomes of a previously unreliable market segment helps to reassure capital markets of results, empowers auto dealers and finance companies with access to new funding channels, and promotes fair lending practices. Agora Data’s innovation is unique for the auto industry, resulting in a win-win-win solution for financial institutions, loan originators, and consumers.

Daniel Burke, Chief Information and Strategy Officer, and Chad Stilwell, Chief Technology Officer at Agora Data, are the architects of this first-ever business modeling for the subprime market segment. Their new-to-the-auto-industry model works to identify performance and risk by evaluating loan characteristics and alternative data with a high degree of accuracy. The multi-dimensional model powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning performs thousands of simulations daily on every loan and is backtested on over $15 billion of subprime data. Lenders and auto dealers can now predict loan performance and use the information to make better decisions and optimize business operations.

“Agora’s proprietary modeling produces loan performance results for an asset class previously considered volatile and risky,” said Burke. “The revolutionary approach delivers dependable calculations similar to results observed in prime asset classes.”
“Predicting the unpredictable is a breakthrough for the subprime auto industry,” said Stilwell. “Historically, subprime lending has been difficult to predict due to the reliance on traditional credit scoring models and unfavorable underwriting guidelines. Advanced modeling using data-driven analytics represents the future of subprime lending and opens a large asset class to the broader market.”