BFS Capital Joins ILPA

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Mark Ruddock, CEO, BFS Capital

The Innovation Lending Platform Association (ILPA), a group of online small business financing and service companies, announced today the addition of BFS Capital.  ILPA is known for creating the Straightforward Metrics Around Rate and Total Cost (SMART) Box.

“We believe that transparency matters,” Ruddock told deBanked.

“BFS Capital is committed to being both a responsible and an innovative lender,” Ruddock said. “Our membership in the ILPA allows us to work with industry leaders who are dedicated to advancing standards and best practices in the critical small business lending marketplace… [and] we believe that clarity and transparency is critical in helping [small businesses] make educated and informed financial decisions.”

As a new member of ILPA, BFS will join current members including OnDeck, Kabbage, BlueVine and 6th Avenue Capital.

“We applaud Mulligan Funding and BFS Capital for committing to adopt fair and transparent disclosure best practices to ensure small businesses are well informed when seeking funding,” said ILPA CEO Scott Stewart. (ILPA announced that Mulligan Funding has joined the association as well).

BFS is also a member of the Small Business Finance Association (SBFA) and Ruddock told deBanked that BFS will remain a member of that trade association as well.  

Separately, BFS announced today that it has named Fred Kauber as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer. Kauber was previously with fintech marketplace platform CAIS Group and he served in senior roles at First Data, Dun & Bradstreet and IBM.

“I’m confident that Fred is the right person to advance both our vision and our capabilities [at BFS,]” Ruddock said.

Last modified: May 23, 2019
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