Streamlining Collections and Boosting Recovery Rates for LCO Financial Services

Struggling with high delinquency rates and high debt recovery costs due to legacy software and redundant processes, LCO Financial Services, an established lender in the U.S., contacted Paydit to solve these issues.

Case study


LCO Financial Services, a mid-sized financial institution specializing in personal loans, faced challenges in its collections process.  These issues included:

  • Manual and Time-Consuming: Collections agents relied heavily on manual processes, such as phone calls and emails, to follow up on delinquent accounts.
  • Inconsistent Communication:  Customers experienced varying levels of communication depending on the agent handling their case.
  • High Operating Costs: The labor-intensive nature of collections led to significant operational expenses.
  • Suboptimal Recovery Rates: The company's recovery of outstanding debts was below industry benchmarks.

The Solution: Implementing the Paydit Collections Automation Platform

LCO Financial Services partnered with Paydit to implement a comprehensive and automated collections process. The platform offered a suite of features designed to transform their collections process:

  • Automated Workflows: The platform automated routine tasks like sending payment reminders, offers, and negotiations.
  • Omnichannel Communication: Customers could be contacted through their preferred channels (SMS, email, voicemail drops), ensuring timely outreach.
  • Self-Service Portal:  A user-friendly online portal allowed customers to view their account status, make payments, and set up payment plans independently.
  • Machine Learning: The platform leveraged machine learning algorithms to predict customer behavior and optimize communication strategies.

Results and Impact

After implementing Paydit, LCO Financial Services experienced significant improvements in its collections process and financial performance:

  • Increased Recovery Rates: Recovery rates on delinquent accounts improved by 28% within the first 6 months, surpassing industry averages.
  • Reduced Operating Costs: Automation led to a 35% reduction in labor costs associated with collections activities.
  • Improved Customer Satisfaction: Customers reported higher satisfaction due to the convenience of self-service options and consistent communication.
  • Faster Resolution Times: The average time to resolve delinquent accounts decreased by 25%, leading to quicker recovery of funds.
  • Enhanced Compliance: The platform ensured adherence to regulatory requirements, minimizing compliance risks.

Additional Benefits

  • Agent Productivity: Collections agents were freed up to focus on complex cases requiring human intervention, increasing their overall effectiveness.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making: The platform's analytics capabilities empowered managers to make informed decisions based on real-time data.
  • Scalability: The platform could easily scale to accommodate future growth in the company's loan portfolio.


LCO Financial Services' adoption of the Paydit automation platform demonstrates the transformative power of technology in the collections process. By embracing automation, the company achieved significant improvements in recovery rates, cost reduction, customer satisfaction, and operational efficiency.