Q2 Acquires Cloud Lending Solutions
Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO), which creates digital banking solutions for banks and credit unions, announced yesterday an agreement to acquire San Mateo, California-based Cloud Lending, Inc., a privately-held software as a service (SaaS) company that provides a lending and leasing platform. According to its website, Cloud Lending says that its lender clients can increase loan volume by 40%, decrease time-to-fund by 27% and reduce operating costs by 15%.
“By acquiring Cloud Lending, we will be able to help our community and regional financial institutions more effectively manage and grow their lending portfolios—their fundamental income-generating activity,” said Q2 CEO, Matt Flake, in a statement.. “There’s a substantial market opportunity for digital lending, and the addition of Cloud Lending’s talented team and next-generation technology solutions will help Q2 expand our footprint in existing markets, as well as enter new ones.”
Both Q2 and Cloud Lending provide services to lenders, whether they are banks or alternatives lenders. With this acquisition, Q2 hopes to add increased efficiency to its offerings. Meanwhile, Cloud Lending can also benefit from the scale, infrastructure and resources of Q2.
“This partnership means more lenders will provide greater access to credit for more people and businesses across the globe,” said Cloud Lending CEO Snehal Fulzele. “Cloud Lending’s team members are excited to partner with Q2 and to continue delivering on our proven track record of innovation in digital lending and leasing.”
Merging with a larger lending company that services banks is one path to take. But nCino, a competitor to Cloud Lending, has recently been partnering with banks instead.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Q2 went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014. The company’s ticker symbol is QTWO. Cloud Lending was founded in 2012 and, in addition to its San Mateo, California headquarters, the company also has offices in the U.K., India and Australia.Last modified: August 13, 2018