Bond Street Announces Renewal of Loan Purchase Agreement with Jefferies

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NEW YORK (February 15, 2017)Bond Street, a leading online small business lender, announced the closing of a loan-purchase agreement with Jefferies that renews Jefferies’ prior loan-purchase agreement and expands the size of its loan purchases up to as much as $300 million. This agreement will facilitate Bond Street’s growth and help thousands of small businesses across the country access fair and affordable financing.

“Jefferies has been an outstanding partner and shares our vision for reinventing financial services through technology, data and design,” said David Haber, CEO & Co-Founder of Bond Street. “Jefferies’ continued loan purchases will expand our ability to support entrepreneurs at every stage of their growth cycle.”

Bond Street’s technology and extensive expertise in credit and risk management has enabled the platform to scale, while delivering both a superior customer experience to entrepreneurs and market-leading returns to investors. As a result of this exceptional track record, Bond Street has broadened its term product to include loans ranging from $10,000 to $1 million—a significant expansion from its original $50,000 to $500,000. Bond Street now offers the widest term loan range in the alternative lending industry.

“Supporting entrepreneurs beyond the transaction is the cornerstone upon which we build our technology,” said Peyton Sherwood, CTO & Co-Founder of Bond Street. “We aspire not only to provide seamless access to capital, but also to serve as a proactive financial partner to our customers. Through deep integrations into financial software platforms, we automate financial analysis during underwriting, and programmatically monitor the health of our portfolio over time – surfacing key insights and risks to help our customers succeed.”

Bond Street has raised over $400 million in lending capital since its founding. They are backed by leading investors such as Spark Capital and Homebrew, as well as individual investors including Nathan Blecharczyk (Co-Founder and CTO of Airbnb) and David Chang (Chef/Owner of momofuku).

About Bond Street

Bond Street is revolutionizing small business lending through technology, data, and design. Bond Street provides entrepreneurs access to simple and fair financing to sustain their long-term business growth. Bond Street offers one to three year term loans ranging from $10,000 to $1,000,000 with interest rates starting at 6%. Headquartered in New York, Bond Street was founded, in 2013, by David Haber and Peyton Sherwood. For more information, please visit www.bondstreet.com.

About Jefferies

Jefferies, the world’s only independent full-service global investment banking firm focused on serving clients for over 50 years, is a leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. Our firm provides a full range of investment banking, sales, trading, research and strategy across the spectrum of equities, fixed income and foreign exchange, as well as wealth management, in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK), a diversified holding company.

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