American Bank Systems (ABS), which provides software solutions for financial services firms, has tied up with e-signature and digital transaction solutions provider IMM to offer a digital lending platform for community banks.

The partnership combines ABS’ CoPilot Loans, CoPilotDeposits Origination Software, BankManager Tracking and Imaging solutions with IMM eSign.

The combination of the offerings is said to automate the loan and account opening process from origination to closing, thereby making the process faster.

It will also offer customers remote signing capabilities.

ABS executive vice president of sales, marketing and business alliances Tom Ryan said: “IMM shares our vision to equip community financial institutions with modern digital technology needed to be successful in today’s banking marketplace.

“Together we’ve created a powerful, yet very intuitive and easy to use lending and account opening platform that dramatically decreases the time required to complete a transaction, streamlines the entire process from origination to closing, and most importantly, provides an enhanced experience to both the bank’s staff and its customers.”

IMM vice president of markets and strategy Michael Ball added: “Providing bankers the tools needed to process end-to-end digital transactions boosts efficiencies across the entire organisation, while delivering a modern, convenient experience that today’s digital consumer demands.”