Daily News: April 3, 2012

RapidAdvance Enters Facility With Wells Fargo Capital Finance


Rapid Financial Services, LLC, a provider of short-term financing to small businesses, announced that it has closed a new financing facility supporting its ability to serve the increased demand for working capital from small- to mid-sized businesses. Rapid Financial Services, LLC, secured the facility from Wells Fargo Capital Finance.

The facility provides the additional funding capacity needed to finance Rapid Financial Services, LLC high-growth trajectory. The facility will provide financing to Rapid Financial Services, LLC’s merchant cash advance business (operated under the name RapidAdvance) and its small business lending program (operated under the name Small Business Financial Solutions).

Rapid Financial Services, LLC’s CEO Jeremy Brown, stated: “Wells Fargo is the premier lender to the merchant cash advance industry. The fact that we were able to close this facility is a testament to the strength of our business, our management team and employees, and the data collection and analysis that we perform in underwriting and managing our portfolio every day. This facility will enhance our ability to grow and continue to expand our services to our clients, partners and small business owners as a whole.”

Andrea L. Petro, EVP and division manager of the Lender Finance Division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, stated, “We are very pleased to extend a credit facility to Rapid Financial Services. We are impressed with the quality of the management team and the platform that they have built.”

With multiple programs ranging from merchant cash advances to loans, Rapid Financial Services, LLC has financed businesses ranging from traditional storefront retail such as restaurants, dry cleaners, florists, and automotive repair to manufacturing, trucking, and construction companies by offering customized financing solutions matching the individual business owner’s needs.

“We have seen the positive impact our financing has made on small businesses as the economic recovery has taken place. The addition of new working capital programs such as our loan product has enabled us to expand the scope of the clients we serve by now offering capital to non credit card processing small businesses. The response to these new programs by the small business community has been overwhelming,” added Mark Cerminaro, RapidAdvance’s SVP of Sales & Marketing.