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Funding Circle is an online lender that supports entrepreneurs with capital. With an incredibly fast turnaround you can get approved and get your money within 10 days.
Loan Size: $25,000 - $500,000
Rate: Starting at 6%, up to 20%
Time: 10 days
Similar to Kiva, Able uses social underwriting to fund loans. You raise a certain % of your loan from your own network, and Able will fulfill the remainder of your loan request from their funds.
Loan Size: $25,000 - $1,000,000
Rate: Starting at 8%, up to 20%
Time: 2-4 weeks
Similar to Kiva, Lendoor is a community crowd lending platform. Borrowers are able to select the loan size and interest rate they are willing to pay to the lenders they will recruit to fund the campaign.
Loan Size: $5,000 - $50,000
Rate: Starting at 0%, up to 8%
Time: 1-5 weeks (Get your loan shortly after your campaign is funded)
LISC Small business
We are a nonprofit lender that provides financing to both startups and existing businesses through the SBA Community Advantage program. We seek to finance underserved businesses that don’t yet qualify for traditional bank loans.
Loan Size: $50,000 - $250,000
Rate: Prime + (up to 6%)
Time: 6 weeks
RSF Social Finance offers loans, from $200,000 up to $5 million, and other forms of capital to U.S. based social enterprises that are addressing social or environmental problems.
Loan Size: $200,000 - $5,000,000
Accion is a nonprofit lender that offers business loans and financial education for all businesses. Their credit requirements are flexible and start at 575. Additionally, they have loan programs available for those with no credit history.
Loan Size: $1,000 - $250,000
Rate: from 8.99%-15.99%
Time: Generally 2-10 days. Loans above $50,000 can take up to 45 days.
NYBDC is a leading provider of SBA 504, 7(a) and Community Advantage loans, serving a wide range of business, industries and capital needs.
Loan Size: Up to $5.5 million
Rate: Interest rates are fixed and competitive
Time: Varies by applicant and individual business situation
Neighborhood Trust is a Financial cooperative with flexible lending for small and micro enterprise businesses (Start ups and established). They offer full banking services for low and median income individuals and business owners. The serve the Upper Manhattan/South Bronx community mainly, but through referrals can serve all five NY boroughs.
Loan Size: $500 to $200,000 (loans and credit lines)
Rate: 6.5% to 13.25%
Time: 5 days to 1 month (based on each case)
BOC Capital offers flexible financial products for entrepreneurs and business training in different areas, such as marketing and development. They are a not-for-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and SBA 7m Microlender dedicated to providing microenterprise financing, with a special focus on small-business, women, minority and immigrant entrepreneurs.
Loan Size: up to $250,000