IFA/BoeFly Franchise Lending Index
A monthly analysis of proprietary data from BoeFly's small business loan marketplace and franchise loan data from the Small Business Administration (SBA).
The IFA/BoeFly Franchise Lending Index, normalized to a value of 100 in January 2002, is a standard measure of franchise credit access (volume of loans and lender interest in new loans) intended to show relative trends. A rise in the Index in one period versus a previous period indicates expanding access to credit for franchise borrowers whereas a drop in the Index from one period versus a previous period indicates contracting access to credit for franchise borrowers.
About the Index
In 2012 the International Franchise Association and BoeFly established a Strategic Alliance to expand credit and create jobs. As part of the Alliance, an Index was created to give an insightful, standard measure of credit access for franchise loans.
The IFA/BoeFly Franchise Lending Index is created from a monthly analysis and integration of both proprietary data from BoeFly's marketplace and franchise loan data from the Small Business Administration (SBA).
BoeFly's data is collected in real-time on the activity of more than 3,600 community, regional and national lenders who use BoeFly to most efficiently source franchise borrowers. The SBA data used in the analysis dates back to 2002 and covers more than $20 Billion of franchise loans. The Index is a time series index set to a value of 100 in January 2002. The Index is correlated with GDP and Employment, lagging both indicators. The Index is an initiative of the strategic alliance between the IFA and BoeFly announced in 2012.
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The IFA/BoeFly Franchise Lending Index Percentage Change vs. Year Prior presents the rate of change from a given month to the preceding year. For instance, the Index in October 2013 is 1.13 percent lower than October 2012.
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