Lendio is a business financing platform that matches customers to funders, including SBA/PPP lenders. It has a relaxed credit score requirement, and there’s no fee for using the service.
Currency Finance (formerly Currency Capital) is an alternative financing company that offers a platform to connect customers with third-party equipment loans and leases. Currency offers an impressive amount of equipment capital to new businesses, but its funding process can still drag out.
Crest Capital is an online equipment financer. This company offers a variety of leasing options designed to facilitate ownership or temporary utilization of a wide variety of business-related equipment. Crest’s rates are good, but if you can’t meet Crest’s high qualification standards, however, you may want to have some alternatives in mind.
National Funding is a lender that provides funding to small businesses that cannot yet get a bank loan. It provides reasonable rates for an alternative lender as long as you fall on the lower range of its factor rates and origination fees.
CIT Direct Capital is an online funder offering working capital, equipment financing, and franchise financing to small businesses. They prefer to work with entities that have been in business for at least two years. Even though their rates are reasonable, they have stringent borrower qualifications. Be aware of the high number of complaints about the company filed with the BBB.
Pros Transparent terms and fees Good public reputation Cons (Potentially) high interest rates Overview eLease is a Florida-based online funder. Though its primary focus is equipment financing, the lender began offering working capital after the 2008 financial crisis. eLease’s equipment financing options include both leases and loan-like equipment financing agreements (EFA), the latter of which […]
Pros Suited for large businesses Good public reputation Cons Opaque terms and fees Fair customer support Overview Key Equipment Finance (KEF) is the equipment financing division of Cleveland, Ohio-based regional bank, KeyCorp. KEF is, itself, based in Superior, Colorado, with regional headquarters in Albany, NY and Toronto, ON. KEF is a safe, stable financer for […]
Chase Equipment Financing is a financial service offered by Chase Bank to mid-sized and large corporations through its business and commercial divisions respectively. It is ideal for large businesses. Be cautious about their scandal-ridden behavior and persistent customer service issues.
TD offers several short-term loans, lines of credit, SBA loans and equipment financing to small businesses located in the East Coast. They have stringent borrower qualifications but their interest rates are low. Be aware that your existing business relationship with TD will be one of the bigger determining factors.
Pros Suited for large businesses Good public reputation Cons Opaque terms and fees Overview U.S. Bancorp is the holding and parent company of U.S. Bank, the seventh-largest bank in the U.S. by total assets. The Minneapolis-based bank finances equipment to both large and small businesses and maintains branches in 25 states. As a large, traditional lending […]