Marble Financial Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Score-up, Inc. and Credit Meds Corp.
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 17, 2019) - MLI Marble Lending Inc. (CSE: MRBL) (OTCQB: MRBLF) ("Marble" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the "Definitive Agreement") to acquire Score-Up Inc. ("Score-Up") (TM: "Score-Up!"), a market leading personal finance and credit management proprietary technology platform, and Credit Meds Corp. ("Credit Meds"), an Ontario-based credit coaching company that offers debt restructuring alternatives by utilizing its proprietary financial wellness diagnostic process.
Under the terms of the Definitive Agreement, the Company is acquiring all the issued and outstanding shares of Score-Up and Credit Meds . The closing of the transaction is subject to certain customary closing conditions. As part of the transaction Patricia Giankas intends to enter into an agreement with Marble to join its management team.
"The acquisition of Score-Up strengthens our portfolio of credit re-building products designed to help underserved Canadians needing tools and guidance to improve their personal finance and creditworthiness," states Karim Nanji, COO of Marble. "A significant segment of the Canadian population is excluded from mainstream financial services because of poor financial and credit health. Score-Up's proprietary technology platform allows consumers to leverage artificial intelligence, data and statistics to visualize and control their finances and credit score on the road back to mainstream financial services. We are excited to have Score-Up as part of our product and solution set and elated to have Patricia join us a key addition to our executive team."
Score-Up is a game-changing proprietary software platform that employs scientific analytical mathematical software based on rigorous credit weight algorithms, analyzing an individual's credit data, financial information, and behavioral patterns to identify where the greatest positive impact can be achieved on a specific credit file. The software assesses an electronic version of the consumer's credit report and furnishes specific recommendations to improve credit scores to achieve the desired score needed for credit approval and wellness.
"The acquisition of the Score-Up platform is indeed game-changing as it will provide our Company, referring partners, and their clients the ability to implement specific action plans designed and tailored to achieve a consumer's unique credit and financial goals and lifestyle," adds Karim Nanji.
Each Score-Up subscriber will benefit from a custom plan to assist in achieving an optimal credit score using the following key features:
|Target Score Simulator||Provides the fastest most economical way to achieve a desired score.|
|Money Simulator||Provides advice on the distribution of available cashflow and funds to achieve a higher score.|
|Manual Simulator||Allows for changing incorrect reporting information, paying down balances, raising credit limits, changing the status on accounts, either individually or grouped to determine score outcome.|
|Credit Monitoring & alerts||Provide monthly reports and scores to maintain and recover valuable credit points lost due to missing information and/or errors.|
|Errors & Omissions||Highlights information on a credit report that has been omitted and/or reported inaccurately.|
|Credit Education & Financial Literacy||Provides 24/7 access to educational material|
|Financial Analysis and Budgeting||Provides budgeting tools ad cashflow analysis to assist in money management.|
"Equally key in this transaction is Credit Meds. Credit Meds is a front-end diagnostic tool that will allow us to assess the financial health of a consumer and provide the appropriate prescription and recommendations towards financial wellness and recovery," comments Karim Nanji, COO of Marble. "Together with Score-Up, Marble is now positioned to complement its lending business with software and subscription tools and services to help underserved Canadians re-build their personal finance and credit."
"I am honoured to be joining Marble and leveraging my 30 years of experience and expertise to continue to help financially distressed Canadians," states Patricia Giankas, CEO of Score-Up . "With our unique business model, coupled with our digital financial literacy technology, I am confident in our ability to expand our reach in assisting Canadians reach their financial capacity."
"The acquisition of Score-Up and Credit Meds represents our first entry into additional revenue sources for Marble by expanding our credit wellness offering to the financially underserved in Canada. This B2B and B2B2C opportunity enables Marble to expand its credit rebuilding strategies and products to a far greater Canadian audience that have less than acceptable personal financial credit health," states Mike Marrandino, CEO of Marble. "These new products will enable the company to aggressively market to the 30% of Canadians with sub-prime or near prime credit that make up $580 billion of the of the $2 trillion consumer credit Industry." (Fraser Institute - Household Debt and Government. Debt in Canada - 2017)
Patricia Giankas has spent the last 20 years in various roles - notably, she has been a Credit Coach, Bankruptcy Insolvency Counselor, and Mortgage Broker. Prior to this, Patricia had a very successful and accomplished career within the banking industry for nearly 20 years. Along with her vast experience in the financial sector, Patricia is a life skills coach and a minister; she has helped many walk-through life's challenges and has been of great support and guidance. Committed to financial literacy for all, Patricia has authored The Power of Positive Credit and Great Credit NOW. She has co-authored several other books, and also writes monthly for an online magazine.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS,
Mike Marrandino, President & CEO
Credit Meds has been in business since 2011, helping Canadians with evaluating their credit challenges. Its proprietary financial diagnostic processes can quickly determine the best course of action to start down the path of debt restructuring and credit wellness.
About MLI Marble Lending Inc.
MLI Marble Lending Inc., dba Marble Financial (CSE: MRBL) (OTCQB: MRBLF) provides Canadians with a second chance to rebuild their credit and to fast track their way back to mainstream lending using socially responsible lending and fintech solutions. Since 2016, the Company's flagship product has funded in excess of $10 million in loans and helped over 1,100 Canadians rebuild their credit scores. Marble's proven consumer credit rebuilding strategy accelerates the timeline for its consumers by 50% relative to the current traditional methods available through Consumer Proposals.
For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.marblefinancial.ca .
Mike Marrandino, CEO, Director
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