Money3 is an Australian finance company that provides personal loans and vehicle finance from $2000 to $35,000 for periods of as long as 36 months with a focus on great service for customers ignored by traditional credit providers. Money3 also offers short term loans between $100 and $5000. Devoted to leading the transformation of the consumer lending industry in Australia, Money3 is a responsible lender that is dedicated to assisting the 2.65 million Australians who are financially excluded. Money3 operates a 61-branch network throughout Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania.
Money3 needed to streamline and simplify the infrastructure that underpinned its recently purchased Cash Train online lending service, which was unreliable and not setup to best practice. The new system would need to implement a Single Sign on solution to reduce complexity around password and account management processes.
After acquiring the Cash Train online lending service, Money3 needed to integrate IT systems for the two organisations. Acurus worked with the Money3 team to determine the best migration approach. This involved migrating Cash Train users into the Money3 domain. Acurus designed the end state and migration approach for users, PCs and servers into the shared domain. Acurus also planned and completed remediation work to clean up the existing domain. Acurus migrated users in batches to the new domain over the period of four weeks, enabling Money3 to now operate from a single domain.
As part of this integration process, Acurus implemented a redundant Microsoft Active Directory Federation Service and reconfigured existing accounts to utilise domain shared accounts. By enabling Money3 to utilise federated logins, this removed the need for multiple passwords.
Acurus ensured that users and IT systems were not affected during the process by using Domain Trusts and Active Directory Migration tools to streamline the scripted processes. Acurus also re-architected Security and Distribution groups during the process to simplify management of the system.