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Kabbage Expands to France and Italy

Alternative lending company Kabbage has deepened its ties with ING this week. The Atlanta-based fintech is leveraging its two-year strong partnership with the Dutch bank to bring its services to Spain.

Through the partnership, millions of small businesses across France and Italy will have access to the Kabbage Platform via ING, which offers a paperless and automated lending service. Qualifying businesses can access ongoing lines of credit up to $118,000 (€100,000) with ING. By analyzing small business data, the Kabbage Platform is able to quickly underwrite small business loans and continually adjust each line of credit based on real-time business performance data.

“This expansion distinguishes ING as one of the most progressive financial institutions for small business lending across Europe,” said Kabbage Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder Rob Frohwein. “Using the power of automation through the Kabbage Platform, our bank partners can reach a dramatically higher number of small businesses than with traditional underwriting, and expand into new geographies without considerable investments or additional operational costs.”

The Kabbage Platform is used by “multiple” top 50 banks across Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, the U.K., and Spain. Earlier this Fall, CB Insights listed the company in its round-up of Top-Targets for European banks. That same week, Kabbage earned its place on the Inc. 5000 list. The company most recently demoed its Kabbage Card small business line of credit at FinovateSpring 2015. Check out our video interview with Kabbage’s COO and co-founder Kathryn Petralia at FinovateFall 2017 last month.