CapitalFront Joins the Lenders One Cooperative

September 8, 2016
Credit unions maintained a 6.1 percent share of the mortgage market share in 2015

CapitalFront LLC has announced that it has become a preferred provider of unsecured business loans for the Lenders One Cooperative, an alliance of independent mortgage bankers, correspondent lenders and suppliers of mortgage products and services in the United States.

The new relationship with Philadelphia-based CapitalFront gives Lenders One members an opportunity to expand their connections with residential mortgage customers by providing a solution for self-employed borrowers seeking fast, flexible financing options for their small businesses.

Lenders One was founded in 2000 and serves as a marketplace for mortgage bankers, giving its members access to products and services that create revenue, reduce costs, and increase operational efficiencies. Currently, the cooperative has roughly 250 members across the country.

Brian Simon, co-founder and CEO of CapitalFront, is a 20-year veteran of the lending industry. He previously served as COO of New Penn Financial and CEO of Caliber Home Loans, each of which was a member of Lenders One. Given his industry experience and history working with the members of Lenders One, Simon recognized the value that CapitalFront could deliver to the membership.

“Roughly 20 percent of mortgage borrowers are self-employed business owners,” said Simon. “The relationship between CapitalFront and Lenders One allows the cooperatives members to differentiate their services and strengthen their relationships with their customers by offering borrowers access to capital for their business needs.”

CapitalFront offers small and middle-market businesses nationwide an alternative to large institutional lenders. The company brings a customer-first mindset to lending, viewing its clients as long-term partners and taking the time to help them understand their options and find the solution best suited to their business needs. Products available to CapitalFront customers include fixed-rate term solutions, merchant cash advances, receivable financing, factoring, and SBA loans.