Responding to Demand, BlueVine Increases Factoring and Business Credit Lines
Invoice factoring and small business loan company, BlueVine, recently doubled its credit line size for its invoice factoring product up to $5 million. Simultaneously, it has also increased its business line of credit maximum to $200,000, from $150,000.
“The number one [reason for the expansion] has been an increase in demand from our existing customers,” said BlueVine Chief Revenue Officer Eric Sager.
He said they had granted higher lines of credit to some customers who asked for it, and when BlueVine saw success, it decided to make the higher credit available to all customers.
The Redwood City, CA-based company was founded by Eyal Lifshitz in 2013 as a factoring company, but it has since offered small business loans, which Sager told deBanked now accounts for about half of the company’s revenue.
Last year, BlueVine introduced a 12-month line of credit based on monthly payments. Previously, they had only offered a 6-month business line of credit, called Flex Credit, based on weekly payments. Sager that said that many BlueVine customers use the company’s factoring services as well as its credit line offering.
“The reason why [this increase in credit] is so important is because it allows customers to use our line of credit facility not just for working capital…but now for capital expenditures as well,” Sager said.
Many alternative lending companies boast of using sophisticated technology to almost instantly issue loans or credit lines. While Sager said that BlueVine does use sophisticated technology, he said they also use reliable industry standard technologies and that they have a dedicated account management team that customers can reach out to, particularly large ones.
One of Sager’s favorite slogans that he applies to BlueVine is: “Always available, never needed.”Last modified: February 6, 2018
Todd Stone is a reporter for deBanked.