AUSTIN, TX – January 27, 2017 – The Austin office of Aliya prepared and served almost 300 lunches in the Community Kitchen of Caritas of Austin on January 27, 2017. Caritas is a nonprofit devoted to providing food service, refugee, veteran, and social service programs. The Aliya team is excited to assist nonprofits to help people in need in the Austin community and beyond.
“Helping the community and those who need assistance is the core of what our business is about,” said Aliya CEO, Steve Basilotto. “Our service work in the community is aligned with what we’re doing on a national level with a group of people who are being fundamentally misunderstood by the financial system today.”
About Caritas of Austin
For over 50 years, Caritas of Austin has been a turning point in people’s lives. Each year, they serve thousands of families and individuals who do not have a stable place to call home. Through comprehensive, relationship-based services, Caritas of Austin turns crisis into stability and empowers people toward the life they want. They believe that a thriving community derives its strength from providing all members the opportunity to be self-reliant.
Aliya partners with financial services providers to deepen relationships with their existing customers through advanced analytic sciences. Without ever requiring possession of customers’ PII (personally identifying information), Aliya provides a solution through the provision of model and credit policy scoring, which generates a loan amount and loan terms. Aliya is focused on helping financial services providers drive shareholder value by improving return on equity (ROE) and net interest margin (NIM), and optimizing regulatory capital allocation by better understanding and serving their existing customers. Aliya was founded in 2015 by S.P. "Wije" Wijegoonaratna, who has since recruited a management team of highly experienced banking executives, and has offices in Stamford, CT and Austin, TX.