LianLian Global and Uncapped partner to offer flexible e-commerce finance
By Edlyn Cardoza
LianLian Global, a global cross-border payments service provider, and London-based LendTech Uncapped have announced a strategic partnership to provide e-commerce entrepreneurs and online merchants in the US and UK access to fast and flexible financing to grow their business through the LianLian Global platform.
LianLian Global’s partnership with Uncapped will enable the US and UK registered e-commerce companies to secure financing from $100,000 to $10 million, without any equity, interest or personal guarantees in under 48 hours, to grow their business by securing inventory, acquiring new customers or hiring more staff.
“Our partnership with Uncapped is strategically important for LianLian Global. This exciting announcement positions us as the global leading provider of end-to-end cross-border payments and finance services for ecommerce sellers,” said Kevin Boland, VP of International Business Development, LianLian Global. “Through LianLian Global, our customers can access the funding they need in Q3 to stock inventory, pay suppliers, and grow their business in Q4.”
Online merchants often struggle to secure funds with traditional lenders. According to CB Insights, Q1 of 2022 saw the lowest quarterly total of funding to e-commerce companies since 2020. Additionally, the World Bank found that globally, Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have unmet finance needs of approximately $5.2 trillion a year, which is almost 1.5 times the current lending market for this segment of businesses.
The finance partnership is designed to provide much-needed financing options for e-commerce businesses. Eligible companies can expect a transparent finance structure with a flat fee as low as 2% on the capital provided.
Andrew Gnananantham, Head of Commercial at Uncapped, said: “We’re delighted to partner with LianLian Global, one of the leading cross border payments solutions in e-commerce. Uncapped exists to help founders win, so we are proud to power LianLian Global’s product offer to unlock new opportunities for growth for marketplace sellers. Now including fast, easy access to growth funding, we see LianLian Global as a definitive full-service partner for any ecommerce entrepreneur eyeing international expansion.”
The partnership announcement comes shortly after LianLian Global expanded its payments services in the UK in August and launched a cross-border wallet in the US at the end of June this year.
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