Square Loans Originated $850M in SMB Funding in Q4
Despite Block feasting off of Bitcoin sales revenue last year, the company’s small business lending division, Square Loans, originated $850M in loans in the 4th quarter of 2021. That was spread out across 103,000 loans.
That brings the full year 2021 total to $2.45B, a new annual record for Square Loans, whose non-PPP related lending had dropped by more than 50% in 2020 when compared to 2019. It also put them ahead of rival OnDeck for the first year ever.
Square Loans was not mentioned by name during the company’s Q4 earnings call, but Square CFO Amrita Ahuja said, “We continue to believe our Square ecosystem is differentiated due to our integrated and cohesive set of products across the hardware, software, payments and financial services, serving seller needs in a more comprehensive way. We are making progress in surfacing incremental product adoption to serve our sellers across multiple vectors, with a goal of creating a more retentive and valuable relationship.”Last modified: February 24, 2022