New data solution supports company’s first Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) public term issuance.

SYDNEY, 15 April 2024 – Data Army, a leading Australian data consultancy specialising in advanced data solutions, today announced it has successfully delivered a modern data solution at MA Money, one of Australia’s fastest growing non-bank mortgage lenders, in support of its inaugural $500 million residential Mortgage-Backed Security (RMBS) public term issuance as well as to underpin company momentum.

Delivered within a six-week timeframe, the project incorporated Microsoft Azure, Snowflake data cloud, and Tableau, including a self-serve analytics platform tracking mortgage data for use within MA Money’s Treasury department and by MA Money external parties.

“We selected Data Army as our partner because we had confidence in their team’s expertise and capabilities in information modelling and testing. Their strong track record of delivery, proven processes and focus on innovation, aligned perfectly with our project needs and tight timeframe. We were also impressed with their willingness to embed their team into our Agile scrum framework.”

Chris Wyke, Joint CEO of MA Financial Group (the parent company of MA Money).

Data Army’s scope of work involved data retrieval and ingestion using Azure Data Factory (ADF), data staging on Azure Data Lake Gen 2 blob storage, as well using Snowflake for the company’s data lake, data warehouse and data mart.

In addition, Tableau was implemented for querying Snowflake for self-service analytics and business intelligence. Data Army also set up the initial framework of the test suite via DBT which is now proactively being used to alert MA Money of any potential issues to reduce the chance of poor information quality or historical data remediation events.

“Since the completion of our inaugural RMBS insurance, our team continue to develop our platform in preparation for future issuances,” Wyke. “There’s no doubt that this will help us continue our upward trajectory as one of Australia’s fastest growing non-banks.”

About Data Army

Data Army is a leading Australian consultancy specialising in data-driven transformations. We are committed to helping businesses harness the power of data to fuel growth and innovation. Our deep expertise and knowledge of cloud tech and industry trends enables solutions that unlock data’s full potential. We empower organisations on their data journey, revealing new possibilities for success.

Data Army is a dedicated ally driving data-driven change, allowing businesses to strategically leverage data, gain a competitive edge, and achieve sustainable growth.

What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to tangible results. With an emphasis on innovation, agility, and scalability, we future-proof data infrastructure to provide measurable outcomes, now and into the future.

About MA Money

MA Money is a non-bank mortgage lender that specialises in residential loans for customers who require a flexible alternative that is tailored to meet their financial needs.

About MA Financial Group

MA Financial Group Limited (ASX: MAF) has in excess of $9 billion in assets, with a significant strategic focus on credit and lending assets and is a builder of valuable businesses in large addressable markets. MA has been focused on building a scalable platform in the residential mortgage lending market for several years.