Articles About Alternative Lending

Econolease has solutions to fit every food service business in Canada

After 14 years supporting restaurants and food service providers in Canada, and with a wide range of products to choose from, Econolease’s sales staff is able to determine what lease, loan or rental product best fits each customer’s unique situation.

Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 – Insights for Lenders

Interest in alternative lending products is growing steadily in Canada, and as more consumers explore available options they are generally finding the information, products and level of service they are looking for, according to the State of Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 study published by Smarter Loans.

Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 – Insights for Auto Financing and Equipment Lenders

Alternative financing is steadily gaining popularity in Canada, but those offering auto or truck and trailer financing solutions still need to catch up with other online providers, according to the State of Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 study published by Smarter Loans.

Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 – Consumer Insights

Canadians are warming up to alternative lending options in recent years, with more turning to online vendors for services ranging from mortgages and car loans to business and equipment loans, according to the State of Alternative Lending in Canada 2018 study published by Smarter Loans.

Canada is a global financial industry powerhouse; so why isn’t its FinTech sector?

The imbalance between the relative successes of Canada’s major financial institutions and the relative anonymity of its FinTech sector was a key area of focus throughout the daylong AltFi Toronto event. The stage played host to a range of experts from tech and finance, from Canada and abroad, each offering their thoughts on why the country’s FinTech industry is lagging behind, and how best to enable it to catch up.

The Business of Creative Financing

There used to be a mere few options available to get financing for major ventures. The choices were traditional borrowing from a financial institution or from family and friends. Today, there are unlimited ways to get financing for any purpose. Creative financing has opened the doors for consumers who want or need an innovative way to get money to fulfill their dreams.

Lending Mate Helps Canadians Get a Loan With a Little Help From their Friends

Rather than considering the credit rating of the borrower, Lending Mate provides guarantor loans, which only requires the borrower to have a qualified friend or relative vouch for their ability to pay it back.

Inside the World of Merchant Cash Advances

After being denied six business loans, Rhonda realized that because her business was new, most banks would not offer her enough financing to start her new venture. However, she had heard about an alternative to traditional lending known as a merchant cash advance, or MCA. Encouraged, she took off in the direction of getting funding via an MCA. And she is not alone; millions of start-ups and established businesses take advantage of the benefits of this type of financing. But before they do, they must understand the ins and outs of merchant cash advances.

Guide to Getting a Personal Loan from a Private Company

A personal loan is an ideal solution for people who need quick cash to cover expenses due to any number of issues. They can be used for anything from bills or educational costs to major ventures such as home improvement. A personal loan from a private vs public lender poses a unique set of circumstances.

Comparing Personal Loans

As the name suggests, a personal loan is used for individual needs or wants of the borrower’s choosing. Unlike a mortgage or boat loan, it is not approved for a specific purpose. People take out personal loans to pay for vacations or weddings, for instance. Other reasons borrowers get them are to make home improvements, consolidate credit card debt, or if money is needed for a sudden emergency.

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