Business Lending

Calls For Oversight As SBA Loans Go To Wall Street, Investor Funds, And High End Businesses In Beverly Hills

August 20, 2019
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In a report released this month by OpenTheBooks.com, a non-partisan non-profit organization, outlined how and who the SBA had guaranteed loans for in the years between 2014 and 2018. Covering various forms of funding, ranging from 7(a)s to 504s to surety bond guarantees, the report details a number of different types of businesses as well as […]

Enova’s Small Business Division Garner’s Limelight in Q2

August 16, 2019
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Late last month, Enova released its second quarter report for 2019. Generally bearing positive news, the report asserts that the company is in a good position due to increasing demand, growth in various areas, and reductions in financing costs. Total revenue is up from Q2 2018, rising 13% from $253 million to $286 million, just […]

The 2019 Top Small Business Funders By Revenue

August 14, 2019
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The below chart ranks several companies in the non-bank small business financing space by revenue over the last 5 years. The data is primarily drawn from reports submitted to the Inc. 5000 list, public earnings statements, or published media reports. It is not comprehensive. Companies for which no data is publicly available are excluded. Want […]

Funding Circle Originated $377M of US Loans in First Two Quarters of 2019

August 8, 2019
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Funding Circle originated $377M of loans in the US in the first six months of 2019, according to their latest public report. The company said that “growth was proactively controlled” and that they tightened higher risk band lending and increased prices. They’ve now loaned more than $2B cumulatively in the US since inception and their […]

Funding Circle Co-Founder & Managing Director James Meekings to Step Down

August 8, 2019
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Funding Circle’s lackluster business performance has led to a casualty. Co-founder James Meekings, who serves as Managing Director of the UK Business (the company’s primary market), will be transitioning to a non-executive role on the UK board in Q3. He will no longer be MD, the company announced. Lisa Jacobs, Funding Circle’s Chief Strategy Officer, […]

Michele Romanow on Clearbanc’s Recent $300M Series B

August 7, 2019
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Last week Clearbanc announced it had secured $300 million in a Series B. Specializing in the provision of capital to business owners for the purchasing of ads on digital platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, the company operates in an untapped niche. Alternative financing for the acquirement of a highly specific product, this product being the […]

Square Capital Originated $528M in Loans in Q2

August 5, 2019
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Square Capital facilitated 78,000 loans for $528M last quarter, according to their recent earnings report, an increase of 36% year-over-year. Thr growth is the exact percentage increase experienced by rival Shopify. Square says that they continued to see an average loss rate of less than 4% for their core Flex Loan product. deBanked ranked Square […]

Shopify Issued $93M in MCAs and Loans in Q2, Has Begun Offering Funding to Non-Shopify Payment Customers

August 4, 2019
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Shopify, a publicly traded e-commerce platform, is quickly growing its merchant cash advance and loan originations through its Shopify Capital brand. The company issued $93M in Q2, up 36% year-over-year and an increase from the prior quarter of $5.2M. Shopify’s loan product is only available in Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, North […]

Import/Export SMBs Introduced to Fintech Lending Options

August 2, 2019
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Early this week TangoTrade announced its partnership with the online lender Fundation. TangoTrade, which deals primarily in payment assurances for US small business importers and exporters, will now offer alternative financing to SMBs with the help of Fundation. The development is a reaction to the struggles faced by small businesses who engage in global trade. Sam […]

Spotlight on deBanked CONNECT Toronto

July 30, 2019
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As the heat of the Toronto sun split the stones outside, the crowd inside the Omni King Edward’s seventeenth-floor Crystal Ballroom mingled and munched as part of deBanked’s most recent CONNECT event. The first of its kind to be held in Toronto, the CONNECT series are half-day events that take place in both San Diego […]

California DBO Making Progress On Finalizing Rules Required By The New Disclosure Law

July 29, 2019
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Last October, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new commercial finance disclosure bill into law. The bill, SB 1235, was a major source of debate in 2018 because of its tricky language to pressure factors and merchant cash advance providers into stating an Annual Percentage Rate on contracts with California businesses. The final version of […]

Chase Ends Partnership With OnDeck, OnDeck Stock Tanks On Bucket of Mixed News

July 29, 2019
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The market didn’t take too kindly to OnDeck’s Q2 earnings announcement on Monday. The stock price set a new all time intraday low of $3.01, down 24% from Friday’s close. First, JPM Chase ended their partnership with OnDeck, the company said, bringing a 3-year relationship to a close. “We can’t speak for Chase and their […]

PayPal Begins Offering Business Loans in Canada

July 28, 2019
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PayPal has extended its popular working capital business loan program to Canada, according to company CEO Dan Schulman. “This quarter, we began offering our PayPal business loan product to PayPal merchants in Canada, allowing them to access financing to build and sustain their businesses,” he said during the Q2 conference call. “This follows the expansion […]

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July 27, 2019
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Become: The Who, What, and Why of a Rebrand

July 23, 2019
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Last week Lending Express rebranded to Become. Founded in 2016, the company, which educates businesses looking for loans on how to appear more attractive to funders, was spearheaded by CEO Eden Amirav in Australia originally, with an eventual expansion to the US. Three years in, the company has over 50 lending partners across its two markets, a […]

Breakout Capital is BACK

July 17, 2019
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Above: Breakout Capital Finance founder Carl Fairbank shakes hands with SecurCapital CEO Steve Russell SecurCapital Corp has acquired the lending business of Breakout Capital Finance. Breakout was founded in 2015 by Carl Fairbank, a former investment banker, and quickly made a splash in the burgeoning small business lending industry. The company has raised significant capital […]

Key Takeaways from the Q2 2019 Private Capital Access Index

July 17, 2019
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The latest Private Capital Access Index, published quarterly by Pepperdine Graziado Business School, was released recently, and with it came fresh insights into the minds of business owners. Covering companies that earn under $5 million in revenue annually, as well as those that raise between $5-100 million, the Index provides information on a wide range […]

Online Lenders Beat Credit Unions, Friends, and Family as Primary Source of Credit

July 14, 2019
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7% of small businesses generating less than $5 million/year in revenue relied on online lenders as their primary source of credit in the last quarter, according to the latest Private Capital Access Index published by Pepperdine Graziado Business School. 3% relied on credit unions as their primary source and 6% relied on friends and family. […]

OnDeck Canada, Credit Union Announce Partnership

July 11, 2019
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Today sees the partnership of OnDeck Canada and Coast Capital Savings, the first collaboration of its kind in Canada, being between an online lending company and a federal credit union. Beginning this month, small business members of Coast Capital will be able to apply for term loan financing from OnDeck Canada of up to CAD$250,000 online, […]

“You’re Not an Entrepreneur Until…”: How IOU Financial Worked its Way Out of ’08

July 9, 2019
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“It makes you feel old, but I don’t feel that old,” is how Robert Gloer, President and COO of IOU Financial, describes what it’s like to have been in finance since the early nineties. With his career predating social media and the explosion of tech in the workplace that has marked the previous two decades, Gloer […]