Dutch Bank reduces loan application time by 70% with IDP

Learn how one bank leverages ProcessMaker IDP to reduce the processing times of new loan applications

Dutch Bank
Sector: Finance & Insurance Sector: Intelligent Document Processing

Highlighted Processes

  • 70% reduction in loan application processing time
  • 80% time savings on manual data analysis
  • Significant cost reduction in onboarding processes
  • Shortened customer wait times


Dutch bank regularly carries out successful online marketing campaigns. One recent initiative was a massive success—new online applications for mortgages and personal loans were pouring in.

However, it quickly became clear to the bank that automation of its back-end processes was lagging behind. ProcessMaker IDP reduced application processing time by 70%, streamlining a labor-intensive approval process into an automated workflow.

In a highly competitive market, the speed of the loan approval process can make or break your success. For this bank, many tasks were still heavily manual: banking staff verified passports, employment records, bank statements, and pay-slips by hand. The bank regularly lost customers who switched to a competitor with quicker decisioning. Because of the backlog, marketing often had to pause or pull back on campaigns—simply because employees couldn’t take on any more requests.


After partnering with ProcessMaker IDP, the bank significantly increased the processing speed of personal loans and mortgage applications.

With ProcessMaker IDP’s built-in OCR functionality, the bank automatically converted scanned documents into digital versions. The software classifies the documents by type and autonomously verifies if they are complete and if they came from the same person. Data from identity documents such as passports are automatically extracted and validated. Relevant data for the application, such as gross income or the number of hours a person works, is also automatically extracted by ProcessMaker IDP. All data is imported into the bank’s CRM and core banking system without manual input.

All sensitive personal data is detected and anonymized before it is shared in the organization. Because the IDP solution automatically checks if all files are complete and sensitive data is anonymized, the bank continues to comply with applicable laws and regulations.

The Value Created

ProcessMaker IDP reduced the time spent on manual, repetitive tasks by 80%. The massive administrative time savings increased the overall speed of processing loan applications by more than 70%. With ProcessMaker IDP, customers receive quick feedback on their loan application. Automated data extraction not only improves the customer experience, but prevents potential customers from switching to competitors.

Because bank staff have more time available for customers, they can pay more attention to their questions. Machine learning takes care of the back-end work, so team members can focus on fostering a competitive and memorable customer experience.

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