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customized financing plans

Marlin outperforms traditional lenders by providing customer-centered, comprehensive solutions fit for both sides of the franchise business.

Whether you’re an established single-unit franchisee or a larger multi-unit operator, our easy, quick process and wide range of capital solutions can enable you to strategically grow your business.

And as a franchisor, you can partner with Marlin to provide solutions that make it easy for your franchisees to implement strategic initiatives.

  • $5B

    Funded since 1997

  • 15,000+

    Franchise customers to date

a bit more about our franchise financing solutions

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    Why choose Marlin?

    • Fast and convenient application process
    • Immediate credit decisions
    • Flexible terms up to 72 months
    • No quarterly or annual reporting
    • No points or application fees
    • Seasonal and deferred payment options
    • Application only up to $150,000 (no financial statements required)
    • Conventional fixed-rate (non-SBA) loan programs without liens on personal assets


  • Flexible financing plans for your franchisees
  • Pre-qualification for your franchisees
  • High volume program options to promote strategic initiatives such as: quick adoption of new technology upgrades; remodel/reimage solutions to meet the latest brand standards
  • Acquisition and new build options, so franchisees can add locations as part of longer-term development agreements
  • Next-day access to working capital funds, so franchisees can quickly pay for staffing, marketing, inventory and other business needs


  • Remodel, reimage and conversion financing
  • New store development
  • Acquisition financing
  • Working capital loans
  • Debt refinancing
  • Partner buyouts
  • Equipment and technology financing packages

Equipment Manufacturers and Franchise Purchasing Cooperatives

  • Custom finance programs for system-wide technology and equipment rollouts
  • Pre-qualification for your franchisee customers
  • Promote technology adoption with monthly payment options for online platforms and equipment shopping carts
  • Technology upgrades are often part of a larger capital project, like remodel or refresh to a current brand standard
  • Partners can enter and track the status of all current and historical finance transactions using MarlinNet
  • Avoid delayed cash flow: get paid upfront with Marlin’s Pre-delivery service

our process is simple

As a franchisee or franchisor, you know you have to be ready for what’s next. When brand standards change, opportunities for growth come your way or equipment needs replacing, don’t waste time and resources. Reach out to Marlin to get the ball rolling.

Step 1: Call 844.792.2878

Connect with a franchise finance specialist to answer a few questions about your financing needs.

Step 2:

Your franchise finance specialist will help you complete then submit your application.

Step 3:
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Your dealer will be paid within 24 hours, and you'll get your equipment fast.

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capital solutions

Apply online today for the cash you need to keep your business moving. The application only takes a few minutes.

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Contact us to discuss how our financing expertise across an array of industries can help you close more deals and impact your bottom line.

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