Financial Services

What Small Businesses and their Customers have in Common

GDPR Compliance

Whether you are a lender or provide other financing products for small businesses, an enduring challenge is accessing clean financial data. Our trust network application  offers unprecedented access by helping business owners connect, learn from, and share it with you. Through data  governance, we deliver financial information that is normalized, auditable, and permissioned.

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Credit and risk services are vital to capital and commerce. But the core business model is being questioned like never before.  Hacking risks aside, people want to know what data you collect, how it is collected, and also what about those algorithms? Our credit profile tools  help data subjects gain credit literacy while enhancing the data you need to operate.

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When personal data drives your products

First party data governance from Lumenous, gives people incentives to consent, curate, and contribute to the data you need while preserving its integrity.

Earn the trust of the people who are subjects of
mission-critical personal data in your systems

"[The Equifax CEO] was limited by what he could do without breaking the business model of the industry. Imagine granting the damaged subjects free access to their own data when the industry has an entire line of business that relies on the right to make money off of people."  

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Patterns & Practices for Open Source Software Success

Many global organizations will be constrained by existing systems not designed for engaging subjects of personal data. Whether you are a processor or controller, we bridge the gap with subject-facing modules and applications  backed by robust data governance  technology. Turn compliance into a value-add new services all while preserving data integrity.

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What are the ingredients for a successful open source project? Stephen draws on many years of hands-on experience in this post, an early inspiration for the Lumenous approach to collaborative commercial credit. 

David "Doc" Searls is an American journalist, columnist, and a widely read blogger, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, author of The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge, and an alumnus fellow at Harvard University. At Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society he leads ProjectVRM, which guides independent software development communities working on Vendor Relationship Management (VRM). The purpose of VRM is to equip individuals with tools that provide both independence from vendor "lock-in" and better means for engaging with vendors, government and other non-commercial organizations. In this post he interviews LaVonne Reimer, our founder and CEO, to learn more about how Lumenous applies the principles of VRM to small business credit.