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Moody's Analytics Partners with Cortera on Small Business Solution


Moody's Analytics, a global provider of financial intelligence, is
pleased to announce a new partnership with Cortera,
a leading provider of commercial information and analytics. Cortera's
trade credit data – covering more than $1.3 trillion in annual B2B
credit transactions – will be available through the Moody's Analytics small
business lending solution

"We're excited to partner with Cortera," said John Baer, Managing
Director-Head of Small Business Lending at Moody's Analytics. "Lenders
need to know more about the creditworthiness of private companies,
quickly. Bringing Cortera's trade credit data into our small business
lending solution will deepen our clients' analysis and help them make
better – and faster – credit decisions."

Cortera's trade credit information will be integrated into the Moody's
Analytics RiskCalc™
Small Business tool
, part of the small business lending solution.
The tool gives lenders a fast and highly predictive way to score a small
business, which translates into more profitable decisions and increased
loan volume.

The analytics supplied by Cortera add a powerful dimension by
pre-populating data that enhances the accuracy of the small business
score, helping lenders gauge the creditworthiness of businesses that
have traditionally been hard to assess.

"Lenders' ability to assess the credit risk of small private companies
can be challenging with traditional sources," said Jim Swift, CEO of
Cortera. "Incorporating our trade credit data will enhance the Moody's
Analytics solution by offering its clients a wealth of insight into
these businesses."

The Moody's Analytics small business lending solution includes the MARQ™
, which streamlines the credit management process by allowing
lenders to automate manual processes at every step – from customer
onboarding to portfolio monitoring – and to understand business
borrowers' credit position instantly. The MARQ Portal is integrated with
our CreditLens™
and Lending
origination solutions, cloud-based platforms that help
financial institutions make better and faster lending decisions.

To learn more from our small business lending experts, and to learn
about our other award-winning
, please join us at our upcoming events: the Commercial
& Ag Lending Conference
, September 24-26 in Omaha, Nebraska; and
the Moody's
Analytics Summit
, November 4-6 in Phoenix, Arizona.

About Moody's Analytics

Moody's Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools
to help business leaders make better, faster decisions. Our deep risk
expertise, expansive information resources, and innovative application
of technology help our clients confidently navigate an evolving
marketplace. We are known for our industry-leading and award-winning
solutions, made up of research, data, software, and professional
services, assembled to deliver a seamless customer experience. We create
confidence in thousands of organizations worldwide, with our commitment
to excellence, open mindset approach, and focus on meeting customer
needs. For more information about Moody's Analytics, visit

Moody's Analytics is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO). MCO reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs
approximately 12,300 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42

About Cortera

Cortera predicts outcomes. With over 25 years in financial services, we
understand the vitality of commercial credit to economic growth. By
building a network of smarter business intelligence, we uniquely help
customers predict opportunity and risk from point of client acquisition
through payment. Companies are now empowered with analytical insights in
minutes, no matter size or skill set. Headquartered in Boca Raton,
Florida, Cortera is the fastest growing commercial credit network. For
more information, visit

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