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New report sheds light on small business lending

A new report from online lending platform Fundera finds that companies in the electronics manufacturing, building materials/home furnishings and retail industries had the greatest success in obtaining a business loan.

Fundera looked at data from more than 6,500 businesses in 58 industries that applied for a loan on Fundera’s platform in the three months ended March 31.

Electronics manufacturers obtained on average $53,714 in loans, compared with an average of $46,348 among companies in all 58 industries.

The average loan amount for building materials/home furnishing companies was $26,454. The average for retailers was $51,767.

Several factors played the greatest role in whether a company received a loan, according to Fundera: the company’s annual revenue, whether the company is applying for short-term rather than longer-term financing, the owner’s personal credit score and the business’s credit history.

Here’s how the businesses seeking a loan planned to use the money:

  • Working capital: 60.4 percent
  • Expansion: 15.37 percent
  • Purchasing or leasing new equipment: 10.4 percent
  • Debt refinancing and consolidation: 8.7 percent
  • Marketing, advertising or other reasons: 5.14 percent.

Click here to read the Fundera report.

Fundera is also holding a contest to award a $2,500 small business grant. Click here for more information.

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