8 things you need to know before you start to lend.

1

From €20 to €2,000, you choose

You can lend to companies from France, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands. You choose directly which project you wish to lend to and you decide the amount, from €20 to €2,000. October is totally free for Lenders.

2

Documents necessary

to finalize your registration

In order to start lending you need to send us a few documents :

  • a color copy of your ID (two if you are from a non EU country).
  • a proof of residence (a fiscal proof of residence if you are French, Spanish or Italian living abroad).
  • bank statement showing your IBAN.

Once these documents are uploaded, your account will be verified within 48h and you will be able to deposit money by card or transfer.

3

Selection process

The first step is the eligibility test. In just two clicks, just with your company name, you’ll know if it is eligible for a loan. Once this first step is completed, you can add your tax returns to your submissions; they will allow us to give you an answer within 48 hours. Other documents may be requested later to refine the analysis and a telephone discussion will be organised with the credit team. Typically a firm answer arrives in less than a week and you can get the funds a few days later.

4

What types of companies

Companies eligible for a loan are commercial companies based in France, Spain, Italy or The Netherlands, with a turnover of more than €250,000, profitable and with sufficient repayment capacity.

5

Response time

You will immediately know if you are eligible by contacting us. Once we have received the necessary information (you will receive the list by email), we will get back to you with a firm answer within 48 hours. If your project is accepted, our offer will specify the amount, rate, duration and date of availability of funds.

6

Time to finance

Once you have signed the borrower contract, your project will be presented on our website for approximately 3 days, the duration being decided with you (it can be as short as a day). 48h after the end of this period, you will receive the amount borrowed minus our fees, directly on your bank account.

7

Who are the lenders ?

Alongside individual lenders who lend directly on the platform and choose the projects themselves, institutional investors automatically lend to all projects presented on the platform, through a fund. This hybrid funding guarantees the funding of all projects presented on October.

8

Fees

A financing request is completely free of charge, including the analysis phase by the October credit team. Only after the financing terms are agreed by both parties and the loan is funded, will the borrower be charged the fees described underneath. All the details of the financing and its fees will be listed in the final offer in a totally transparent way.

The fees are composed of:

  • a project set-up fee (3%): Upon crediting of the funds, October charges a project set-up fee equal to 3% of the amount borrowed. This commission is deducted directly from the amount paid into the borrower’s bank account. As an example, if you borrow 100,000€, the project set-up fee will be 3% of €100,000 =€3,000. Your bank account will be credited with €97,000.

 

  • a monthly fee (0.04%): October debits a monthly fee representing 0.04% of the amount borrowed. This fee is included in the the monthly repayment composed of the capital and interests. This monthly fee aligns October’s financial interest with those of the lenders and borrowers throughout the term of the loan. As an example, if you borrow €100,000, the monthly fee will be 0.04% of €100,000 = €40/month.

These costs represent financial expenses that will be recognized as such in your company’s income statement, thus reducing taxable income.

9

Online publication of your

project

Once the loan agreement has been signed, your project is put online on our platform so that private lenders can lend. In order for them to invest in a transparent manner, they must have information about your company, including a description of your activity, its history, the project to be financed, and certain financial data. We take care of the layout of this information and you validate it before uploading it.

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Warning:  
Lending money to SMEs presents a risk of capital loss and requires your savings to be immobilised. Do not borrow beyond your repayment capacity.

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