News from Centrinex

Centrinex’s Longevity of Management Means Competitive Advantage For Call Center Clients

Centrinex opened its doors in 2005. This length of time in the call center industry can bring a wealth of knowledge and information. This wisdom passes from our management on to the customer service representatives and spreads across our entire organization, defining our culture.  It’s powerful.

Your call center is an extension of your business. How your call center’s customer service representatives (CSRs) conduct themselves reflects directly on the company. The right call center staff can elevate an online lender’s reputation in the industry, increase your profits and improve customer retention. On the flip side, customer service reps also have the ability to undermine your hard-earned leads. They can damage your company’s perception in the public eye. And even worse, they can get an online lender into hot water with federal and state regulators if they fail to follow scripts and processes.

On May 23, 2013 Rudy Waldner, Chief Operations Officer of Centrinex and author of the book "Marketing from the Trenches" attended a Commencement Ceremony at the Concentrix Costa Rica South Site. He was accompanied by a number of representatives that work with different customers at the Costa Rica call center. The building in progress is part of Concentrix's plan to continue their expansion in Costa Rica and to provide a Business Continuity Plan for their local operations and across the globe. Upon completion  of this facility it will be used to expand capacity to 150 seats. The long term goal is to expand the operations by 500 seats.

The IRS announced it is delaying processing individual tax returns until January 30th. The IRS’s software systems are being tested and tax forms are being updated to reflect changes mandated by the so-called fiscal cliff bill. This is over a week later than usual. With individual tax return processing delayed, tax refunds will be issued later too—February 8th at the earliest. The delay in tax refund payments could easily extend the “most wonderful time of the year” for online lenders and call centers. Typically by the third week of January, new loan volume abruptly slows as the holiday shopping season ends and consumers climb over the financial spending hump in the first couple weeks of the year. Some times loan customers rely on tax refunds to pay off any online loans they took out during the holiday season or first of the year.

Call centers experience their heaviest volume of the year between Thanksgiving and the second week of January. Payday loans are flying out the door as consumers turn to lenders for their holiday shopping cash. Once the presents are open, consumers apply for payday cash advances again to get them through the first couple weeks of the year. Lenders’ loan caps are in place throughout the year, however, it can be a rare occasion to reach them. It’s a different story during the holiday rush when lenders can hit these caps by 2:00 pm every day.

It’s Call Me Now—Centrinex’s Pioneering Web Call Back System

When a loan application lead comes into your call center, a 5-minute response time is good. Two minutes is better. But what if your representatives made instantaneous contact with applicants? That would have an unprecedented and phenomenal impact on your sales and operations. And now it’s possible with Centrinex’s Call Me Now.

Call centers generate massive amounts of data—data that is too often funneled into programs and reports that rarely see the light of day. Which is unfortunate to say the least. Never before has the need to not only store that data, but also actually make productivity and profit changing been greater. A call center’s data is where the heart of the operation thrives… or flounders.

After two years of continuous growth, Centrinex announces the addition of new career opportunities in their Lenexa, Kansas call center. Centrinex was founded in June of 2005, and since then, we have grown to nearly 600 employees, providing verification of loan applications to other businesses in the financial services industry.