- IOU Financial originated USD$45.0 Million in new loans in 3Q2015
- Retail and wholesale channels continue to demonstrate strong growth
MONTRÉAL, Oct. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - IOU Financial Inc., (TSX Venture Exchange: IOU) ("IOU Financial" or the "Company") a leading online small business lender in the United States, announced today it originated USD$45.0 Million in new loans in the third quarter of 2015, representing a year over year increase of 108%. For the nine month period ending September 30, 2015 loan originations totaled USD$110.1 Million, representing a year over year increase of 66%.
Growth in loan origination was driven by both the Company's retail distribution channel and wholesale distribution channel. For the nine month period ending September 30, 2015 loans originated through the retail channel, where borrowers are sourced through direct marketing campaigns, increased 271%, year over year, to USD$6.3 Million. For all of 2014, loans originated through this channel totaled USD$3.1 Million. Loans originated through our wholesale channel, where borrowers are sourced via relationships with third-party business loan brokers, increased 61% year over year to USD$103.7 Million.
"We are extremely pleased with the growth acceleration in loan origination we have seen this quarter. Businesses are responding to our online proprietary platform, which allows them to quickly access the necessary working capital to grow their small business," said Phil Marleau, Chief Executive Officer of IOU Financial. "IOU Financial continues to transform small business lending in North America and is well positioned to deliver sustainable long term shareholder value," continued Mr. Marleau.
About IOU Financial
IOU Financial provides small businesses throughout the U.S. access to the capital they need to seize growth opportunities quickly. Typical customers include medical and dental practices, grocery and retail stores, restaurant and hotel franchisees and e-commerce companies. In a unique approach to lending, IOU Financial's advanced, automated application and approval system accurately assesses applicants' financial realities, with an emphasis on day-to-day cash flow trends. It makes loans of up to $150,000 to qualified applicants within a few business days, with affordable charges favorable to cash-flow management. IOU Financial's speed and transparency make it a trusted alternative to banks. To learn more visit: www.ioufinancial.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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SOURCE IOU FINANCIAL INC.
For further information: Philippe Marleau, President and Chief Executive Officer, (514) 789-0694 ext. 225; Mayco Quiroz, Chief Financial Officer, (514) 789-0694 ext. 298