Community Based Seacoast Banking Partners with SmartBiz Loans

Seacoast Banking has partnered with SmartBiz Loans to improve their SBA Lending process; Julie Kleffel, Seacoast’s community banking executive tells American Banker, “Speed to delivery is crucial to any small business, customers live very busy lives. … This takes some of the tedium and stress out of the process.”; the bank has already booked more gains from SBA loans in Q1 2018 than they did in all of 2017; the move shows community banks are becoming more open to fintech partnerships as they look to improve tech and customer relationships. Source.

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    Todd is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists. He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences. He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.