PayPal Pulls Back on MCAs and Business Loans
PayPal’s merchant cash advance and small business loan originations in 2023 are down significantly from 2022. The company revealed that it had only purchased $1.3B in merchant receivables for the first 9 months of this year versus $2.3B over the same period last year.
In the earnings call, Acting CFO Gabrielle Rabinovitch said that the company is maintaining a “tightened origination strategy for the PayPal business loans portfolio.”
Charge-offs are up. “The increase in the charge-offs for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 compared to the same period of the prior year was due to the expansion of acceptable risk parameters in 2022, which resulted in a deterioration of the overall credit quality of loans outstanding,” the company disclosed.Last modified: November 2, 2023