Alternative Fintech Pioneer Merchant Cash and Capital Transforms into Bizfi
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merchant Cash and Capital, one of the pioneers in the alternative finance space, announced today that MCC has transformed into Bizfi, an online lending and aggregation platform. Due to the success of Bizfi.com, launched earlier this year, Merchant Cash and Capital is completing its operational and brand metamorphosis in a way that better reflects the Company’s commitment to financial technology. The name change is a consideration of the Company’s rapid growth – in the second quarter of 2015 alone, the Company provided $115 million to more than 3,000 small business owners – as well as its online expansion.
Bizfi’s aggregation platform provides small businesses access to products from more than 35 funding partners including OnDeck, Funding Circle, CAN Capital, IMCA, Bluevine, Kabbage, and SBA lender SmartBiz. Bizfi, which is also a direct lender on the platform, can finance a small business owner in as little as 24 hours. It is the only funding platform that allows a business owner to go directly to contract online.
“Since the launch of Bizfi.com, we have received an overwhelming response from both business owners and funding partners,” said Stephen Sheinbaum, Founder of Bizfi. Bizfi and its family of companies over the past two years has doubled originations to fund more than 25,000 small businesses totaling $1.3 billion. Sheinbaum continued, “Bizfi stands at the nexus of alternative finance and financial technology. With Merchant Cash and Capital becoming Bizfi, we will provide fast and unparalleled funding options to businesses across all types of sectors in the United States and internationally.”
With 80 percent of small business owners today turning online to search for financing, and 66 percent making loan applications after traditional banking hours, Bizfi is positioned to be the leader in the future of small business financing. Bizfi offers a range of funding options including short-term funding, medium term-loans, SBA loans, equipment financing, invoice financing, medical financing, lines of credit, and franchise financing.
Mr. Sheinbaum concluded, “The marketplace for business funding has changed dramatically throughout the ten years that we have been in the industry. We are continuing to grow, adapt and combine our deep expertise with cutting-edge technology to meet the needs of small business owners around the country.”
Bizfi.com is the premier alternative finance company combining both aggregation and funding on one platform with proprietary technology and unmatched customer service. Bizfi’s connected marketplace instantly provides multiple funding options to businesses with a wide variety of funding partners and real-time approvals. Bizfi.com’s funding options include short-term financing, franchise funding, equipment financing and invoice financing, medium-term loans and long-term loans guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration. A process that once took hours, now takes minutes.
Formerly Merchant Cash and Capital, Bizfi and its proprietary marketplace and funding technologies have provided more than $1.3 billion in financing to over 25,000 small businesses across the United States since 2005. Businesses across all industries and sectors have received funding through Bizfi, including restaurants, retailers, health service providers, franchises, automotive service shops and many others.Last modified: September 15, 2015
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