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LeaseQ Announces Franchise Financing Platform at IFE 2016

June 21, 2016, 06:45 AM
Filed Under: Franchise Finance

LeaseQ, an online marketplace that connects business owners, equipment sellers, and lenders to make selling and financing equipment fast and easy, announced the LeaseQ Franchise Platform, a financing platform built specifically for franchise industry borrowers. Designed to address the unique requirements of franchises opening a new store, remodeling or refreshing an existing concept, the LeaseQ Franchise Platform was unveiled at the International Financing Expo (IFE), the largest franchise expo in the country.

The LeaseQ Franchise Platform provides instant quotes for franchise industry borrowers with A++ to D credit, using a single application and soft credit pull. LeaseQ has partnered with the leading equipment financing companies in the franchise industry, such as Direct Connect Franchise Financing, a division of premier SBA leader Direct Connect Ventures (DCV), to provide competitive rates across a broad spectrum of financial and equipment needs, including:

  • New store openings and startup financing
  • Refurbish and refresh financing
  • Sale leaseback, soft cost and installation financing
  • Custom financial solutions for new and existing concepts
  • 1-7 year terms

“We are essentially bringing captive financing as a service to the franchise market,” said Cory Damm, vice president of client services and general manager of fitness and food & beverage vertical market groups at LeaseQ. “The LeaseQ Franchise Platform is custom built to ease the financing process for franchisees, and for franchisors who want to offer a complete, robust financing solution to their franchise base.”

The franchise industry is growing faster than the general U.S. economy with no sign of slowing down anytime soon, according to the International Franchise Association (IFA). There are 800,000 franchise businesses generating $550 billion in sales today. Financing or leasing equipment is the best way for franchises to manage cash flow despite their many financial requirements: franchise fees, buildout costs, royalties, marketing, tenant improvement, equipment purchase and operating capital.

“We are excited to partner with LeaseQ and add yet another financing solution to its portfolio for the benefit of franchise industry borrowers,” said Anthony Byrd, executive vice president of financing solutions at Direct Connect Ventures. “DCV and LeaseQ share a tremendous passion for excellent customer experience that we look forward to offering every new client.”

For more information about the LeaseQ Franchise Platform, perfect for all franchise types from food and beverage, to fitness and construction, visit

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