Asset Based Lending Blog/News

Competing Within Your Industry

April 19, 2018 | Retail, Tips, Wholesale

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital Standing out in your industry can be tricky, especially if you work in a competitive field. To get ahead of your competition, it’s important to develop and demonstrate the unique qualities you and your business can offer. Here are a few ways you can distinguish yourself from other players in […]

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Pet Industry Booms

April 11, 2018 | Retail, Wholesale

Sam Permutt, Express Trade Capital Despite uncertainty in several consumer product industries, the pet product industry is not only surviving, but growing. Indeed, many would say it’s flourishing as sales of specialized pet services (including groomers, trainers, and boarders) and healthy food (non-GMO, organic, paleo) are on the rise. Last year, the pet food industry […]

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ETC’s Mark Bienstock Talks Trade War with California Apparel News

April 6, 2018 | Announcement, Manufacturing, Wholesale

The threat of increased tariffs is causing concern among US importers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers. California Apparel News has interviewed several industry experts, including ETC Managing Director Mark Bienstock, to gain some insight as to what we can expect going forward. Click to learn about our Trade Protection Financing services. Contact us for more information.

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Trade Protection Financing Announced at ETC!

April 4, 2018 | Announcement, Government, Lending

Express Trade Capital is pleased to announce the latest in our growing selection of innovative financing services with Trade Protection Financing. We will use a combination of specialized credit enhancements, along with preferred pricing structures, to offset any potential tariff cost implications due to new legislation. We are fully equipped to help you purchase goods […]

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Financing With Poor Credit

March 28, 2018 | Lending, Startups

Sadie Keljikian and David Estrakh, Express Trade Capital Let’s say your business needs financing, but has bad credit, meaning your FICO score is somewhere between 300 and 629. You may think that there aren’t any financing options that will allow your business to grow. However, alternative lenders can offer your business options of which you […]

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US Import Tariff Updates

March 26, 2018 | Announcement, Government, Shipping, Wholesale

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital The following is an update on recent tariff adjustments on steel, aluminum, and Chinese-made products. Steel and Aluminum Products: Several Presidential Proclamations signed in March 2018 have collectively implemented Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The Proclamations primarily serve to adjust imports of aluminum and steel into […]

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Retailers Speak Up About Trump’s Tariff Plans

March 22, 2018 | Announcement, Government, Retail

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital A collection of the largest global retailers have written an open letter to President Trump following his move to impose tariffs on $60 billion in exports from China. Since his campaign, Trump has expressed frustration with the trade gap between the US and China, leading many to fear an oncoming […]

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Toys R Us Begins Liquidation

March 9, 2018 | Retail

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital With consistently falling sales and pressure from several lenders, Toys R Us has begun liquidating its inventory ahead of planned store closures. The retailer’s difficulties have only increased since filing for Chapter 11 last fall. Debtholders Hasbro and Mattel have seen their stocks fall significantly since then and started pressuring […]

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Steel Yourself for Increased Import Duties

March 6, 2018 | Government

Peter Stern, Express Trade Capital As widely reported in the press, President Trump announced plans to implement raised duties on steel and aluminum using a pre-existing but rather obscure provision. Section 232 permits the President to impose tariffs or quotas to protect national security. President Trump announced tariffs will be 25% on foreign-made steel and […]

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Kohl’s Brings in Aldi

March 1, 2018 | Retail

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital Kohl’s announced today that it will bring discount grocer Aldi into as many as 10 of its stores in a pilot test. The department store chain hopes to cut down on its brick and mortar presence and offer more variety in the space it occupies. Kohl’s announced the decision to […]

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