Leading online lender recognized for its significant achievements in the small business lending industry in 2022
IOU FINANCIAL INC. (“IOU” or “the Company”) (TSXV: IOU), a leading online lender to small businesses (IOUFinancial.com), announced today it has been named winner of the Bronze Stevie® Award for “Achievement in Finance” at the 21st Annual American Business Awards®.
IOU’s award nomination was based on its success during FY 2022 due to an accelerated growth plan supported by investments in new products, scalable technology, and proactive hiring practices.
“We are proud to be recognized for our achievements in 2022 and acknowledgement of the success of our accelerated growth plans for the year” said Robert Gloer, President and CEO.
The Company’s success was highlighted by record-breaking loan originations of US$275.5 million, representing an increase of 70.6% over 2021 and surpassing all previous loan origination figures in the history of the company. It also introduced a Premier Plus product, offering loans up to $1.5 million with 36-month payment terms.
“IOU Financial Inc. is doing a commendable job by arranging quick and easy access to growth capital for small businesses. It is the need of the hour, with bank failures worsening the bad economic situation. Their business achievements speak volumes of their acceptability and capability,” said one Judge. Another judge labeled IOU a “thriving organization with great management in uncertain economic times.”
The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.
“We remain inspired by the resilience of American small business owners,” concluded Gloer. “Fueling the growth of small business – in challenging times and in good times – is what defines our purpose as a responsible lender.”
About IOU Financial Inc.
IOU Financial Inc. is a wholesale lender that provides quick and easy access to growth capital to small businesses through a network of preferred brokers across the US. Built on its proprietary IOU360 technology platform that connects underwriters, merchants and brokers in real time, IOU Financial has become a trusted alternative to banks by originating in excess of US$1 billion in loans to fund small business growth since 2009. IOU trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol IOU (TSXV: IOU), and on the US OTC markets as IOUFF. To learn more about IOU Financial’s corporate history, financial products, or to join our broker network please visit www.IOUFinancial.com.
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SOURCE IOU Financial Inc.