Lendistry and Obtaining a Small Business Lending Company License

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Everett K. Sands
Everett K. Sands, CEO, Lendistry

On April 19th B.S.D. Capital, Inc. dba Lendistry (“Lendistry”) announced that Lendistry SBLC LLC, its wholly-owned subsidiary, was granted a Small Business Lending Company license from the US Small Business Administration. With the license, Lendistry SBLC will now be able to offer SBA 7(a) loans of up to $5 million nationwide.

SBLCs are regulated, supervised and examined by the SBA, except for the small portion of SBLCs defined as Other Regulated SBLCs. As defined in 13 CFR 120.10, SBLCs are non-depository lending institutions that are authorized only to make loans pursuant to section 7(a) of the SBA and loans to Intermediaries in SBA’s Microloan program. Lendistry is now among one of only 14 non-depository lending institutions nationwide to hold a spot of this kind and is the only African American-led lender to hold an SBLC license. The company says it’s even “more rare to be an SBLC licensee that can also offer loans under other community development programs.”

“We believe there’s a huge demand there for our existing clients and some small businesses that are already familiar with Lendistry, but also those who are not familiar with it yet, but require or need access to capital that can’t get it from a traditional lender, we believe that we will be able to serve them during this pandemic time,” said Kerrington V. Eubanks, SVP, Strategic Partnerships at Lendistry in a call with deBanked.

The company says it has recently seen an uptick in interest for loans and lending products as small businesses move forward post-pandemic. Lendistry says it will work to do its part in the recovery. “By supporting them with our lending products, by supporting different partners with leveraging our platform as a service,” Eubanks explained.

Lendistry has provided just over 8.5 billion in capital deployed to about 570,000 businesses across the country. The company’s goal is to double their current number in capital.

Last modified: April 26, 2022
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