Financial Planning & Funding: Lesson 9

FinTech Loans

Fred Crispen who is the Senior Vice President for United Midwest Savings Bank, the eighth largest SBA lender in the country, and manages the Small  Loan Division for the bank nationwide, will be discussing the new developing FinTech Loan.


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Video Lesson Topics

- What is FinTech?

The FinTech Loan industry is growing rapidly everyday and is highly advertised through media. They advertise that they can provide quick easy access to working capital for your business. This industry works with existing businesses only and will not work with start-ups. It is also advertised that they will fund directly into your business checking account same day. 

- What is Not Being Discussed?

  •  The interest rates of these loans range anywhere from 20-50% and even higher. 
  • Most cases have terms from 6 months – 1 year. 
  • In many cases, payments are drafted from the business account daily. 
  • These above mentioned factors are extremely difficult for a small business. 

- Why is Choosing an SBA Loan Instead Beneficial?

Fortunately, most of the FinTech Loans can be refinanced under the SBA Loan program. SBA loans only have a 10% improvement requirement on payments for refinancing existing debt. SBA loans have lower interest rates and can have longer ranges for terms. 

Topics & Lessons

Each Below Topic Contains a Video Lesson and Helpful Downloadable Information


Funding Options for Existing/Established Businesses




How to Prepare for Your First Bank Meeting


How Much do I Need to Start my Business?


Developing Financial Projections


Break-Even Analysis


Accepting Payments and Credit Card Processing


Funding Options for Starting Your Business


FinTech Loans


SBA 7A Small Business Loan Program


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