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Camino Financial is a credit marketplace matching small businesses with the most affordable funding option offered by its network of reputable lenders. The Company specializes in originating loans for first-time business borrowers who cannot get a loan from a bank, and provides ongoing credit monitoring and advice to ensure clients improve their business credit in an effort to qualify for a bank loan. As a trusted loan advisor to our clients, we strive to create long-term relationships that stem well beyond a first loan. In fact, we believe capital in isolation is not the solution. Our long-term intention with every customer engagement is inherent in our mission to help small businesses learn, grow and succeed.

State: CA
Borrowers' Bill of Rights Signatory

CDC offers a variety of low-interest financing – including Community Advantage and SBA-504 loans – that fit the needs of small businesses no matter where they are in the growth cycle. Start-ups to seasoned companies and every small business in between can benefit from its financing programs. Since 1978 CDC Small Business Finance has nurtured solid relationships with nearly every bank and commercial real estate brokerage throughout California, Arizona and Nevada, which it leverages for its small business clients. 

State: CA
Borrowers' Bill of Rights Signatory

In collaboration with City of Chicago, the Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives launched a small business micro-lending program in October 2012. Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Micro Finance Group (CNIMFG) focuses on low to moderate income neighborhoods throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. CNIMFG has provided nearly 40 businesses with $500,000 in microloans within the first two and a half years of operations, with approximately 82% of these loans being deployed to African-Americans and 52% to women small business owners.

State: IL

City First Bank was created by local business people who wanted to make sure that there is opportunity for those in low- and moderate-income communities to grow their businesses and neighborhood institutions.

State: MD
Borrowers' Bill of Rights Signatory

Founded in1976, Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) provides loans up to $500,000 to finance small businesses and startups unable to secure traditional bank funding. With a mission to accelerate community prosperity by financing and supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses, CEF has provided over $54 million in loans to almost 1,900 businesses to help create and retain over 16,000 jobs in the state. A nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), CEF is based in Denver with lending services available statewide.


State: CO