How PayPal and Square Became Leaders in Small Business Lending and Alternative Data Enables Small Business Lending – Tearsheet

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Where Credit Is Due Ep. 2: How PayPal and Square are using data and speed to drive SME loan growth

In the second episode of Where Credit’s Due – Tearsheet’s Lending Podcast, host Iulia Ciutina, Senior Reporter at Tearsheet, speaks with Luke Voiles, Managing Director of Square Banking, and Bernardo Martinez, Vice President of Global Merchant Lending at PayPal.

The two guests talk about small business loans, as obtaining loans from traditional banks is difficult for SMEs – it is a long and complicated process and they are unlikely to get the money they need. need. Integrated lenders fix that.

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The last briefing

Lending Briefing: The Alternative Data Powering SMB Lending and Major US Consumer Lenders

Historically, the small business sector has been difficult to insure through traditional methods, but its complexities are beginning to be understood through the power of alternative data.

Alternative data is information from various external resources, such as economic market indicators, demographic data, point-of-sale transactions, website and mobile device data, and even satellite imagery.

It has been one of the major driving factors behind the growing interest in SME lending. In 2020, the United States was the largest alternative finance market. And it seems to be working — 83% of lenders who use alternative data said they saw benefits like allowing them to assess light-file or no-file consumers, according to a recent TransUnion Poll of 317 lenders and credit providers.

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2. Apple opens up to open banking

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