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Square Financial Services starts banking operations

Wednesday 3 March 2021 10:20 CET | News

Square’s industrial bank, Square Financial Services, has begun operations after completing the charter approval process with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Utah Department of Financial Institutions.

Square Financial Services is an independently governed subsidiary of Square, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its primary purpose will be to offer business loan and deposit products, beginning with underwriting and originating business loans for Square Capital’s existing lending product. Moving forward, Square Financial Services will be the primary provider of financing for Square sellers across the US.

Completing the Square Financial Services executive team are leaders who bring collective deep experience across banking, finance, and lending. Opening Square Financial Services deepens Square’s unique ability to expand access to loans and banking tools to underserved populations. 58% of loans through Square Capital go to women-owned businesses, compared to 17% of traditional loans; and 35% of loans through Square Capital go to minority-owned businesses, compared to 27% of traditional loans, according to Square Capital statistic.


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Keywords: Square, digital banking, SME lending, financial services, financial inclusion
Categories: Banking & Fintech | Payments General
Countries: United States
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