FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elevate Credit, Inc. (“Elevate”) announced today that Elastic SPV, which purchases loan participations in the Elastic line of credit product originated by Republic Bank & Trust Company (“Republic Bank”), increased its debt facility with Victory Park Capital from $150 million to $250 million. This is the first step in a two-step process to further increase and diversify the funding capacity for the Elastic line of credit product.
During the second quarter of 2017, an additional SPV will be created as another funding source for the Elastic line of credit product. This additional SPV for Elastic would provide additional funding, diversified funding sources and further lower the cost of funds.
“Based on strong consumer demand, the Elastic product doubled in size in 2016. This expanded debt facility supports the ongoing growth of the product,” said Ken Rees, CEO of Elevate. “In addition, this agreement allows for further diversification of funding and a lower cost of funds.”
The Elastic line of credit product is originated by Republic Bank, member FDIC. Elevate provides Republic Bank with marketing services related to the Elastic program, and Elevate licenses to Republic Bank the jointly developed website, technology and proprietary credit and fraud scoring models to originate and service Elastic customers.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND COMPANY INFORMATION
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Elevate (NYSE: ELVT) has originated $4 billion in non-prime credit to more than 1.6 million non-prime consumers to date. Its responsible, tech-enabled online credit solutions provide immediate relief to customers today and help them build a brighter financial future. The company is committed to rewarding borrowers’ good financial behavior with features like interest rates that can go down over time, free financial training and free credit monitoring. Elevate’s suite of groundbreaking credit products includes RISE, Elastic and Sunny. For more information, please visit http://www.elevate.com.