Partnerships with banks and non-bank depository institutions.

Overcome barriers to SMB lending, like high overhead and regulatory requirements, and reach the businesses that need your financial institution the most.

As the only fintech CDFI, Lendistry has the technological infrastructure and the community relationships to help banking organizations deploy capital to businesses they may not be willing or able to serve on their own. Lendistry works directly with more than 50 financial institutions to increase their impact on underserved communities in multiple ways.


  • Digitized customer experience
  • Scalable partnership model
  • Dedicated team via the Lendistry Customer Experience Center

CRA Support

  • Lending test
  • Investment test
  • Service tests
  • Support achieving a satisfactory or above CRA rating

Business Retention

  • Offer alternative lending solutions
  • Retain and strengthen deposit and cash management banking relationship

Access to Partners

  • Over 1200 mission-driven partners including community-based organization, CDFIs, tribal organizations, and nonprofits
  • Over 200 languages spoken across Lendistry and its mission-driven partner

More ways to work together:

Partner Referral Program

  • Co-branded landing page to facilitate a loan referral program
  • Offer term loans, non-revolving lines of credit, CRE loans, SBA 7(a) loans

Loan Purchases

  • One-time purchase
  • Forward flow arrangements

Credit Facilities

  • Loans and lines of credit
  • Warehouse facilities

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