“Peer-to-Business” crowdfunding platform InvestNextDoor announced on Tuesday it is bringing its award-winning, “Borrowing 2.0” business model home to Canada.
According to InvestNextDoor, the Borrowing 2.0 delivers a model that seeks to reduce investment risk in current market conditions, and focus on above average fixed-income returns for retail and institutional investors.
Tabitha Creighton, CEO and co-founder of InvestNextDoor, stated:
“Small businesses deserve to have access to the same financing options available to their large corporate counterparts. Our platform does just that, using a securities-based lending model that allows business owners to conveniently apply online and use the power of their community relationships. This is a long overdue opportunity for retail and institutional investors, as well as the small business owners who can now access new sources of borrowed capital at competitive rates never available to them before.”
InvestNextDoor has reportedly created a patent-pending benchmark rating model that creates transparency and aligns to global securities indices. Using data from credit agencies that maintain some of the largest databases of commercial financial obligations in Canada and the U.S., the company applies the first algorithm of its kind for evaluating publicly accessible small business debt securities. A four-step due diligence process during underwriting allows them to evaluate a borrower’s credit and assign a benchmark interest rate in less than 24 hours.