Lendistry Becomes a Member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San FranciscoJuly 11, 2018 | By: Todd Stone
Lendistry announced yesterday that it has been approved for membership by the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. This will allow the lender to expand its commercial real estate loan business, which Lendistry launched in January.
“It’s an honor to be a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, an organization committed to community development by expanding availability of credit,” said Lendistry CEO Everett K. Sands. “We look forward to leveraging our unique business model of being a hybrid of a community bank and a fintech company to expand access to capital to all.”
Lendistry offers SBA loans (up to $250,000), traditional small business, or term, loans (up to $1 million), bridge and short-term loans (up to $500,000), and most recently, commercial real estate loans (up to $2 million). Sands told deBanked that about 65 percent of its business is derived from SBA loans, about 30 percent comes from term loans, and the remainder is a mix from the other loan types. Of the term loans, Sands said that the average is a four year loan with a 12 percent interest rate.
About 70 percent of Lendistry’s business comes from a combination of bank referrals and commercial loan brokers, or ISOs. Otherwise, Lendistry obtains customers from affiliate partners, like Lending Tree, and from its own direct efforts. Out of a 22 person team, Lendistry employs eight salespeople. And Sands said that about 70 percent of the team has a banking background.
Lendistry customers come from a variety of industries including healthcare, restaurants and home improvement. Sands said that the bulk of its business comes from merchants in the medical and manufacturing industries because these are the types of companies that their bank partners have been sending them lately. The lender also makes a fair amount of loans to restaurants, Sands said.
Lendistry has a partnership with The Center, a nonprofit that provides small business owners with educational resources, such as workshops, training videos, coaching sessions, and networking opportunities. Founded in 2015, Lendistry is based in Brea, California, outside of Los Angeles.Last modified: July 11, 2018