Advantage Credit, Inc., and Partners Credit & Verification Solutions Announce Merger

Evergreen, Colo, January 4, 2021 – Advantage Credit, Inc., and Partners Credit & Verification Solutions, two leaders in the mortgage technology and credit reporting industries, are pleased to announce their merger.

“I am extremely excited for this new endeavor,” said Don Unger, President of Advantage Credit, Inc., “The companies that Blake Matheson and I have built, Advantage and Partners, are very similar in our commitment to our customers, employees and innovation. We will be working hard to build our new CRA into something extraordinary!”

This merger will combine two rapidly growing but seasoned enterprises. They plan to combine best practices, optimize resources for scale, expand product offerings, bolster industry-leading customer service levels and accelerate innovation on their proprietary platform.

“While we share similar values, the two companies also have highly complementary strengths. It’s a classic example of the combination being so much more than the sum of its parts,” said Blake Matheson, CEO of Partners and its affiliated companies.

Advantage and Partners will continue to function independently for the immediate future, then begin to combine their operations strategically in phases to eliminate the risk of any adverse impacts to their clients or employees.

The management teams of each division will remain in place and a new parent company “Ascend,” will be jointly governed by the combined ownership.

About Advantage Credit
Advantage Credit, Inc. is a national leading provider of mortgage and banking solutions, background and tenant screening and business credit solutions with corporate offices in Evergreen, Colorado. Advantage Credit, Inc. has a proud 27-year history of providing white-glove customer service and comprehensive solutions to leading mortgage companies, banks, and credit unions nationwide. For consecutive years, Advantage Credit was honored by being named as one of the top fifty mortgage service providers in the country by Mortgage Executive Magazine. For more information on Advantage Credit, Inc. please visit

About Partners Credit & Verification Solutions
Partners Credit and its identically owned Software Affiliate, Credit Interlink have been serving the mortgage and consumer lending industries with proprietary technology since 1993. Its continually evolving platform allows clients to intelligently automate, customize and design products suites based on their unique needs and strategic goals. Partners prides itself on marrying its technology with highly skilled, meaningful customer support from its Chicago, Illinois and Monterey, California-based offices.