Best Practice Report

Disrupting Finance: Digital Small Business Lenders

Digital Business Lenders Will Continue To Disintermediate Traditional Lenders

March 14th, 2018
AP
August du Pont
With contributors:
Oliwia Berdak , Benjamin Ensor , Edoardo Zavarella , Sam Bartlett

Summary

Startups globally have sought to disrupt business lending. By using alternative sources of data, continuously honing their underwriting algorithms, and using digital technologies to keep overheads low, firms like Amazon, Lufax, and OnDeck can offer easier access to credit for small businesses than traditional lenders. They have extended loans to businesses rejected by banks, wagering that they can find creditworthy borrowers that banks have overlooked. Learn who the main players in digital business lending are, how to assess their disruptive potential, and how to outsmart them.

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