A Community Initiative.
Your small business success is our success.
Everyone deserves a chance, and we’re here to help small business owners seize theirs. Your vision is your opportunity, and your success becomes our success.
For Start-Ups and Small Businesses.
Not a Traditional Loan.
An Accessible Loan.
Lending Avenue is an emerging Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), created to provide lending to historically underserved small businesses.
Three Paths – Each road leads to your goals.
Starter LoanBuild your credit
Launch LoanMake your idea reality
Growth LoanFuel your business
Call today: 903 301 0013
We fund dreams.
What is your dream?
With greater flexibility through a streamlined loan approval process and without the predatory tactics of fly-by-night lending outfits, the small businesses we serve can begin to realize their full potential to make their dreams come true.
We provide funding opportunities for:
- Start-Up Costs
- Leasehold Improvements
- Working Capital
Tell us your dream: 903 301 0013
What is a CDFI?
A Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Certification is a designation given by the CDFI Fund to specialized organizations that provide financial services in low-income communities and to people who lack access to financing. CDFIs include regulated institutions such as community development banks and credit unions, and non-regulated institutions like loan and venture capital funds (like GTCCF). Lending Avenue is in the process of becoming certified as a CDFI with a focus on assisting low-income and underserved people and communities to enter the financial mainstream.
Who is eligible for a loan?
Lending Avenue’s target market is new or existing businesses located in underserved, underestimated, and unreached areas of East Texas.
What can a loan be used for?
Loan funds can be used for startup costs, supplies, inventory, equipment, leasehold improvements, and working capital. Loan funds can only be used for your business, they cannot be used for consumer purposes, including personal and/or family needs.
What are borrower requirements?
We have a straightforward online application process through our application portal.
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What are the repayment terms?
What is Lending Avenue?
Lending Avenue is a loan program sponsored by Greater Texas Capital Community Finance (GTCCF), a subsidiary of Greater Texas Capital Corporation (GTCC). This program is designed to provide knowledge for you to guide your business alongside the funds to support your dream.
Who is GTCCF?
GTCCF is the driving force for Lending Avenue, a community initiative designed to help underserved small businesses and communities throughout East Texas. GTCCF is a non-profit subsidiary of Greater Texas Capital Corporation (GTCC). GTCCF’s non-profit 501(c)(3) status is pending and at the discretion of the IRS. Greater Texas Capital Corporation is a Certified Development Corporation with a designated 501(c)(4) status.
GTCCF advocates for our community by creating pathways for underserved entrepreneurs to launch, grow, and sustain their businesses through our community initiative, Lending Avenue. We provide access to healthy and affordable capital, resources for financial literacy, entrepreneurial training, and other credit-building pathways.
GTCCF believes in creating a streamlined path by providing education and support to historically-underserved, underestimated small businesses. Through empowering dreams, we are building stronger communities where all people can grow and thrive.