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Press releases, news mentions and more

At BFS Capital, we’ve been helping small businesses grow and prosper since 2002.

We’ve been praised for helping small and mid-sized businesses across all industries that have been underserved by other lending institutions.

Our media room lets you keep on top of our latest happenings including our press releases, company news and mentions in local and national media outlets.


Press Releases and Announcements

Marking 15 years of Small Business Lending, BFS Capital has Extended Over $1.7 Billion in Financing to Businesses across the US, UK and Canada
December 7, 2017

Over 75 percent of originations have occurred in the last five years; more than 25 percent took place in the last 18 months, including a record-high $300 million forecasted for 2017

Marking its 15th anniversary year, BFS Capital, a leading small business financing platform, announced it has now extended over $1.7 billion in financing since funding its first deal in 2002. The company also reported that over 75 percent of its originations have occurred in the last five years and more than 25 percent took place in the last 18 months. For full year 2017, BFS Capital expects to generate more than $300 million in originations, a new annual high.

“The past 15 years have been truly remarkable. Across multiple economic cycles, we’ve built a repeatable, sustainable model in the US and Canada. Boost Capital—celebrating its five-year anniversary—has become a high-performing financing platform for the UK’s small business market,” said Michael Marrache, CEO, BFS Capital. “We’ve stopped thinking about ourselves as an alternative finance provider. Rather, we aim to be the central financing partner for our customers. Both our new and renewal originations provide continued evidence that we’re on track with our customer-centric ambitions.”

BFS Capital was initially created to provide alternative financing to growing small businesses underserved by banks. Today, the company supports nearly 20,000 businesses across 400 industries as their primary provider of financing from $5,000 to $500,000. In 2017, BFS Capital also extended its efforts into data science and machine learning to improve risk profiling and process efficiencies.

 

About BFS Capital

BFS Capital champions the long-term growth and prosperity of small businesses by providing timely, flexible financing solutions. BFS Capital’s leading small business financing platform leverages customized underwriting and proprietary algorithms to fund businesses in all 50 states and Canada, and through its affiliate, Boost Capital, in the United Kingdom. Since 2002, BFS Capital has provided more than $1.7 billion in total financing to small businesses across more than 400 industries. Headquartered in South Florida with offices in New York, California and the United Kingdom, BFS Capital is an accredited BBB company with an A+ rating. Respondents to Trust Pilot score BFS Capital with a 5-Star rating. For more, please visit www.BFSCapital.com (US, Canada) and www.BoostCapital.co.uk (UK).

BFS Capital Will Sponsor and Speak at NACLB and Money 20/20
October 16, 2017

BFS Capital, a leading small business financing company, will be sponsoring and speaking at key lending industry events over the next two weeks including the National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers’ annual conference and Money20/20.

BFS Capital is looking to deepen relationships and make new connections with Independent Sales Organizations and strategic partners to better understand and support their evolving needs. Company executives attending the conferences and trade shows will participate in press interviews and networking events to discuss the lending landscape and how BFS Capital’s solutions can help shore up the financing gap for small businesses.

“In small business lending, building a strong brand is critical. We’re expanding our presence at these events so we can share with our partners all that we offer through our financing solutions and programs,” says Michael Marrache, CEO of BFS Capital. “

“Customer service is the cornerstone of our business, which is evident from our essential servicing touchpoints—a simple application, same-day decision and fast funding—to our commitment to truly understanding small business owners’ needs and finding the right solutions to help them thrive,” Marrache adds.

Marrache, who became CEO in August, is leading BFS Capital through a series of customer-focused initiatives that will position the company for long-term growth including increased transparency, deeper reliance on algorithms and data science, enhanced underwriting, and an expedited funding process.

From October 17-19 in Orlando, BFS Capital will be the official conference WiFi Sponsor at the National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers’ third annual conference, which is designed to enrich the businesses and connections of ISOs and commercial loan brokers.

“With our reputation for responsible lending and service excellence, we’re very interested in developing partnerships with ISOs who can help us serve more small businesses with their funding needs,” Marrache says.

BFS Capital executives will speak at a NACLB general session panel about the state of lending and will join a breakout session to discuss alternative lending and the merchant cash advance product. They will also be on hand to talk to ISOs at Stand #25.

From October 22-25 in Las Vegas, BFS Capital will attend and sponsor Money20/20, the world’s largest marketplace for ideas, connections and deals in payments and financial services. BFS Capital executives will share their philosophy about intelligent financing and how the company serves small business communities. The BFS Capital team will be available at Stand #456.

“Through conferences and other events, we look forward to learning more about the various industries we serve and how we can better support our ISOs and strategic partners. For our company, the benefits of our attendance will be palpable, from gaining exposure to new people and partners, to discovering ways to enhance our brand, products and technology platform,” Marrache adds.

 

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About BFS Capital

BFS Capital champions the long-term growth and prosperity of small businesses by providing timely, flexible financing solutions. BFS Capital’s leading small business financing platform leverages customized underwriting and proprietary algorithms to fund businesses in all 50 states and Canada, and through its affiliate, Boost Capital, in the United Kingdom. Since 2002, BFS Capital has provided more than $1.5 billion in total financing to more than 18,000 small businesses across more than 400 industries. Headquartered in South Florida with offices in New York, California and the United Kingdom, BFS Capital is an accredited BBB company with an A+ ratin

BFS Capital Appoints Michael Marrache as CEO
August 17, 2017

BFS Capital Inc., a leading small business financing company, announced that it has appointed Michael Marrache as Chief Executive Officer to succeed outgoing CEO and co-founder Marc Glazer. Named President in September 2016, Marrache previously served for more than three years as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. He also will join the company’s Board of Directors. Marc Glazer will continue to serve as Chairman of the BFS Capital Board.

“Michael has been invaluable in enhancing operations and driving sales. As CEO, he will lead our strategic direction both domestically and internationally, and spearhead initiatives that will continue to improve our loan portfolio metrics and strengthen our reputation among customers and partners as a premier small business lending organization,” said Glazer.

Over recent months, Marrache has built a management team that will execute on a long-term strategic plan to guide the company’s future and reach new milestones in the areas of origination, ISO partnerships and customer experience.

“I began work with BFS Capital nearly four years ago because I thought the company had enormous potential, and I’m even more certain of this today. I’m honored to have been asked by Marc and the Board to lead the company’s next phase of growth,” said Marrache.

“Our business has experienced great momentum over the last year and we’re setting a course for continued growth and leadership. We have a strong, committed management team and together, along with our employees, we’re primed to execute on our priorities, including upgrading the customer experience, investing in our product offerings and leveraging our data science to drive insights for our customers and partners,” Marrache added.

In April, BFS Capital reached a milestone of $1.5 billion in financing—a 50% increase over the $1 billion the company generated from inception through July 2015, led by loan portfolio growth in both new and repeat customers.

About BFS Capital

BFS Capital champions the long-term growth and prosperity of small businesses by providing timely, flexible financing solutions. BFS Capital’s leading small business financing platform leverages customized underwriting and proprietary algorithms to fund businesses in all 50 states and Canada, and through its affiliate, Boost Capital, in the United Kingdom. Since 2002, BFS Capital has provided more than $1.5 billion in total financing to more than 18,000 small businesses across more than 400 industries. Headquartered in South Florida with offices in New York, California and the United Kingdom, BFS Capital is an accredited BBB company with an A+ rating.

BFS Capital Surpasses $1.5 Billion in Financing to Over 18,000 Merchants
April 15, 2017

BFS Capital, a leading small business financing platform, today announced it has extended more than $1.5 billion in financing to businesses across the United States, Canada and through affiliate Boost Capital in the United Kingdom.

Founded in 2002, BFS Capital first crested $1.0 billion in financings in July 2015. Since then, the number of small businesses and merchants using BFS Capital has grown by more than 33 percent from nearly 13,500 customers as of July 2015 to over 18,000 today.

“This financing confirms the sustained demand among small businesses and merchants for BFS Capital financing solutions,” said Michael Marrache, President, BFS Capital and head of the executive leadership team in the U.S. and internationally. “We’ve experienced great momentum in loan portfolio growth both in new and repeat customer business. These results are a testament of our sustainable business model.”

Mr. Marrache added: “Today’s news also underscores the success of the pivotal relationships we’re building with many independent organizations that provide small businesses and merchants with essential services. Together, we’re working to help businesses address their capital requirements and provide them with innovative solutions and services.”

For more information, visit: www.bfscapital.com.

About BFS Capital

BFS Capital champions the long-term growth and prosperity of small businesses by providing timely, flexible financing solutions. BFS Capital’s leading small business financing platform leverages customized underwriting and proprietary algorithms to fund businesses in all 50 states and Canada, and through its affiliate, Boost Capital, in the United Kingdom. Since 2002, BFS Capital has provided $1.5 billion in total financing to small businesses across more than 400 industries. Headquartered in South Florida with offices in New York, California and the United Kingdom, BFS Capital is an accredited BBB company with an A+ rating.

Boost Capital secures new £15m credit line to meet small business loan demand in UK
December 1, 2016

An extra £15 million ($20 million) will now be available to UK small businesses as alternative business lender Boost Capital, a subsidiary of US-based BFS Capital Inc., a leading small business financing platform, has secured a new credit line from Atalaya Capital Management.

Boost Capital has helped British businesses across a range of sectors achieve their growth ambitions since 2012. The funding line will enable the Company to support more businesses with their plans to grow.

“In the days of increasing automation, Boost Capital brings fast funding, with a unique human touch. Relationships are paramount and funding decisions are based on the merits and needs of each individual business. That’s just one of the reasons why most of our customers return to us for more funding,” says Alex Littner, Managing Director of Boost Capital.

Littner adds: “We have chosen to work with Atalaya because of their understanding of the small business sector, and are delighted to have them on our funding panel. This new funding line will help us meet demand from small businesses and continue with our own growth ambitions. In the last 18 months, we’ve increased our volume by over 100% and have recently had to move to a bigger head office to support our growing team.”

Rob Flowers, Partner at Atalaya Capital Management, which has over $2.5 billion assets under management, said: “As part of Florida-based BFS Capital, Boost Capital has firm foundations in the US, where the funding of the business sector is very mature and well understood. Their development in the UK has been impressive in terms of both the breadth and quality of their book and we are pleased to be part of their growth ambitions.”

 

About Boost Capital

Boost Capital has been a leading specialist provider of business loans to UK small businesses since 2012. The Company provides financing solutions from £3,000 to £500,000 with a focus on fast and hassle-free funding, in as little as two days. Boost Capital is the UK arm of BFS Capital, a leading US technology-enabled business financing platform that has been serving small businesses across the US and Canada since 2002. Together, Boost Capital and BFS Capital have funded more than 18,000 businesses and committed over $1.5 billion to date.

About Atalaya Capital Management

Atalaya is an alternative investment advisory firm founded in 2006 and headquartered in New York City that currently manages in excess of $2.5 billion for institutional investors worldwide.  Atalaya makes opportunistic credit and special situations investments, primarily via three principal strategies — financial assets, real estate and corporate assets.

BFS Capital Appoints Michael Marrache as President
September 28, 2016

BFS Capital Inc., a leading small business financing platform, today announced a new phase in the company’s operational strategy with the appointment of Michael Marrache as President. The company’s board of directors created the role for Marrache following his three years as Chief Operating Officer.

“Over the last three years Michael has done a tremendous job enhancing operations, creating process efficiencies and driving loan portfolio growth” said Marc Glazer, founder, CEO and Chairman of BFS Capital. “In his new role, Michael will be responsible for the company’s strategic direction, both domestically and internationally, and will position us to aggressively grow our business solutions to meet the financing needs of small businesses.”

Mr. Glazer added: “As President, Michael will build a team that will work together to execute a long-term strategic plan to guide the company’s future, with a focus on increasing originations, strengthening independent sales organization partnerships and improving the customer experience for small businesses that are seeking financing.”

“As demand for small business financing grows, our highest priority is to be a trusted resource and partner to service providers and small businesses” says Michael Marrache, President, BFS Capital. “I’m honored to lead the company in its next phase of growth as we build on our operational success and continue to serve the diverse financing needs of our customers.”

Prior to joining BFS Capital, Marrache served as Principal at the management consulting firm Riverdrive Consulting, where he advised companies on operational excellence, go-to-market strategy and information systems. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise Solutions at CGS, leading a global team to develop, market and deliver strategic consulting and IT outsourcing solutions to Fortune 100 enterprises.

Mr. Glazer will continue in his dual role as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of BFS Capital, overseeing all aspects of the company’s financial and business strategies.

 

About BFS Capital

BFS Capital champions the long-term growth and prosperity of small businesses by providing timely, flexible financing solutions. BFS Capital’s leading small business financing platform leverages customized underwriting and proprietary algorithms to fund businesses in all 50 states and Canada, and through its affiliate, Boost Capital, in the United Kingdom. Since 2002, BFS Capital has provided more than $1.3 billion in total financing to more than 16,000 small businesses across more than 400 industries. Headquartered in South Florida with offices in New York, California and the United Kingdom, BFS Capital is an accredited BBB company with an A+ rating.

BFS Capital Announces New $165 Million Credit Line
February 4, 2016

BFS Capital Inc., a leading small business financing platform, today announced that the company has entered into a $165 million Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement with Wells Fargo Capital Finance as administrative agent. The agreement provides for additional increases up to a maximum line of $250 million. The new facility represents an increase from the previous line of $135 million to support the Company’s ability to address continuing demand for small business financing in North America.

“We are very pleased with this deal, which reinforces our strong relationship with our banking partners,” said Marc Glazer, Co-Founder and CEO of BFS Capital. “The improved and expanded credit line boosts our funding capabilities to meet increasing demands of small businesses across diverse sectors. The new facility underscores our confidence in the sustained growth of the industry and our commitment to being a champion for small business.”

The increase in financing is the latest in a series of strategic growth initiatives. In July, the company crossed the $1 billion milestone in total small business financings, followed by the announcement of its acquisition of Entrust Merchant Solutions in August. In September, the organization rebranded from Business Financial Services to BFS Capital with a new logo and website. Carrying the momentum into 2016, these achievements underscore the company’s ongoing effort to increase its market share, expand its customer base and continue to serve as a trusted resource for small business owners.

About BFS Capital

BFS Capital champions the long-term growth and prosperity of small businesses by providing timely, flexible financing solutions. BFS Capital’s leading small business financing platform leverages customized underwriting and proprietary algorithms to fund up to $2 million for businesses in all 50 states and Canada, and through its affiliate, Boost Capital, in the United Kingdom. Since 2002, BFS Capital has provided more than $1.3 billion in total financing to small businesses across more than 400 industries. Headquartered in South Florida with offices in New York, California, Georgia and the United Kingdom, BFS Capital is an accredited BBB company with an A+ rating.

BFS Capital Inc. Announces Confidential Submission of Draft Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
September 24, 2015

BFS Capital Inc., formerly known as Business Financial Services, Inc., today announced that it has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.

The initial public offering is expected to commence after the SEC completes its review process, subject to market and other conditions.

These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

This press release is being made pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Business Financial Services Rebrands as BFS Capital
September 21, 2015

Business Financial Services, Inc., a leading technology-enabled small business financing platform, announced today that it has rebranded as BFS Capital and launched a new website, www.bfscapital.com. As part of this rebranding, the company has also unified its North American business affiliates.

A champion of small business, BFS Capital provides flexible, timely solutions for customers without access to traditional financing. The new BFS brand conveys a sustained commitment to empowering the growth and success of these businesses. Today, BFS Capital offers loans and merchant cash advances – up to $2 million – to small businesses across 400 industries in all 50 states, the United Kingdom and Canada through its extensive network of independent sales organizations, as well as its direct sales and online channels.

The rebranding reflects the company’s deep experience serving the diverse financing needs of small businesses, its commitment to innovative products and technology, and its expanded market opportunities. “As we have grown and acquired new partners over the years, we saw the need to unify our businesses under a single brand representative of our rich history and bright future,” said Marc Glazer, CEO and co-founder.

BFS’s affiliates, Entrust Merchant Solutions, GBR Funding and Premium Capital Group, are also known as BFS Capital, which now has more than 275 employees. The former Entrust team has become the BFS direct sales group, led by Ilya Fridman as Senior Vice President. UK affiliate, Boost Capital, will retain its name.

About BFS Capital

BFS Capital champions the long-term growth and prosperity of small businesses by providing timely, flexible financing solutions. BFS’s leading small business financing platform leverages customized underwriting and proprietary algorithms to fund up to $2 million for businesses in all 50 states and Canada, and through its affiliate, Boost Capital, in the United Kingdom. Since 2002, BFS has provided more than $1 billion in total financing to small businesses across more than 400 industries. Headquartered in South Florida with additional offices in New York, California and Georgia, BFS is an accredited BBB company with an A+ rating.

Business Financial Services Acquires Entrust Merchant Solutions
August 26, 2015

Business Financial Services, Inc. (“BFS”), a leading technology-enabled small business financing platform, announced today that it has acquired Entrust Merchant Solutions (“Entrust”), an independent sales organization providing financing solutions for small businesses.

BFS began financing Entrust customers in 2009 and the relationship has grown successfully since then. Prior to the acquisition, Entrust was one of BFS’s largest independent sales organizations.

“We are very excited to welcome Entrust into the BFS family,” said Marc Glazer, CEO and co-founder of BFS. “The two companies share a philosophy of empowering small business growth through timely and flexible financing. Entrust is a natural extension for our brand.”

“We are proud to be part of the BFS team,” said Ilya Fridman, CEO of Entrust. “BFS is an industry pioneer and has been a great partner for us these last six years. We look forward to continuing our growth under their stewardship.”

Founded in 2007, Entrust is based in New York City, and has additional sales offices in Long Island, NY and Tampa, FL. Entrust will continue to operate under the direction of Mr. Fridman, who will report directly to Mr. Glazer.

Last month, BFS announced that it had extended over $1 billion in funding to small businesses since inception. BFS provides financing solutions from $4,000 to $2 million to businesses in all 50 states, as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom. The company serves more than 400 industries including businesses in the retail, restaurant and hospitality, manufacturing, transportation, professional services and healthcare sectors.

About Business Financial Services

Business Financial Services, Inc. is a leading technology-enabled small business financingplatform providing business loans and merchant cash advances to small businesses. BFS was founded in 2001, and is supported by private equity and institutional partners. With headquarters in Coral Springs, FL, BFS serves businesses in all 50 states and, through affiliates, in Canada and the United Kingdom. BFS is proud to be an accredited BBB company with an A+ rating. Visit the BFS website at www.bfscapital.com. In the UK, see www.boostcapital.co.uk.

About Entrust Merchant Solutions

Entrust Merchant Solutions is a well-respected and fast growing independent sales organization offering short-term business loans and merchant cash advances to small businesses. Founded in 2007 by Ilya Fridman and Jared Maltz, Entrust works with small businesses in all 50 states and Canada. Entrust is headquartered in New York City and has additional locations on Long Island, NY and in Tampa, FL.