Biggest asset-based lenders in B.C. in 2017

Ranked by total staff in B.C. in 2017

Part of the Top 100 money sources in B.C. section, published in BIV on January 24, 2017. See also banks , credit unions , investment banking firms , investment fund management firms and mezzanine lenders . Sources: Interviews with firms below and BIV research.

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Rank '17FootnotesCompanyTop local executive(s)Type of businessRange of financing availableYear foundedB.C. staff '16B.C. staff '17
1 Credicor Financial Corp
889 Harbourside Dr Suite 305
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3S1
Phone: 604-982-3000
James Jang (president) Equipment financing (loans), equipment leasing, business working-capital loans, asset-backed lending loans $1,000 to $5 million; core area of expertise is $1,000 to $250,000 1998 73 71
2 Women's Enterprise Centre
1726 Dolphin Ave Suite 201
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R9
Phone: 250-868-3454
Laurel Douglas (CEO); Cecilia Mkondiwa (director of program delivery) Offering skills development, business loans up to $150K, free business guidance, resources, mentoring, networking and events Loans up to $150,000 1995 15 15
3 Company name: Wholly owned subsidiary of Scotiabank Roynat
650 Georgia St W Suite 2320
Vancouver, BC V6B 4N8
Phone: 604-717-6760
Derek Strong (regional director) Provides stretch senior term loans, subordinated debt (mezz) and minority equity for small- to mid-sized Canadian companies anywhere in North America. Funds are used for growth, acquisition and transition of businesses including high-leverage realty purchases and recapitalizations $500,000 to $50 million 1962 12 13
4 Accord Small Business Finance
889 Harbourside Dr Suite 305
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3S1
Phone: 604-982-3010
James Jang (president) Near prime equipment leasing, working capital loans (business), equipment loans, equipment asset-based loans $1,000 to $5 million 2004 8 8
5 InstaFund Financial (Commercial)
1040 Georgia St W Suite 220
Vancouver, BC V6E 4H1
Phone: 604-687-2020
Alexander Hayne (president) Commercial mortgages, land financing, construction financing, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. financing, mezzanine financing, limited partnerships $1 million to $25 million secured by commercial mortgages 1993 8 8

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