LQD Business Finance is an online lending company founded by CEO George Souri in 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. LQD has developed its own proprietary risk management platform to assist small business owners with comprehensive financing and offers a wide variety of lending options. Small business owners will need to have excellent credit histories and at least one year in business in order to be approved.
LQD Business Finance offers a wide variety of lending choices for small business owners to choose from. The finance services company offers traditional loans, short-term loans, equipment financing, merchant cash advances, and more. Interest rates range from 15 percent to 25 percent with origination fees ranging from 0.5 percent to 5 percent. Borrowers are able to calculate potential monthly payments and have access to educational articles featuring tips and resources directly on the company's website.
LQD Business Finance has not received any complaints from dissatisfied customers within the last three years. Online customer reviews are mainly positive in regards to the company's customer service experience. The company also features several case studies from satisfied customers on its website.
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A credit score of 560 or more is needed to qualify for their services. Also, startup business owners are not eligible for funding, because the company requires at least two years of consistent business income. It is undisclosed what annual revenue is required to qualify at this time.
The company does not disclose certain fees to the general public on its corporate website. There is no information regarding prepayment penalties or closing fees. Average interest rates are for borrowers with excellent credit histories, and those without great credit may be charged higher rates. This makes it hard for potential borrowers to determine if the offered lending options from the financial services company are the best available choices.
Small business owners typically receive funding within 7-10 days, which is not suitable for small business owners needing fast cash for emergency situations. Many other online lenders offer access to funds within one to three days or less.