Most people who drop out of college don’t fare too well in their careers; sure – college dropouts include the likes of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerburg, though most people who start college just to drop out aren’t as successful as the aforementioned trio.
David Zalik – while his name isn’t as popular as the above three tech giants, he’s made a name for himself as one of the world’s few billionaires – founded GreenSky LLC of Atlanta, Georgia, 12 years ago. Today, GreenSky is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, is worth more than $5 billion as of 2018, and Zalik is worth more than $2 billion.
Here’s how GreenSky does it
GreenSky makes the entirety of its revenue through GreenSky Credit, a lending program that is operated primarily through its self-titled mobile app. Very few other lenders make obtaining financing for whatever applicants could want as easy as GreenSky Credit does; one way that GreenSky Credit hedges risk against its broad debtor base is by only offering a maximum of $65,000 to each debtor – and that’s only to its most trusted debtors.
Applicants can opt to receive as little as $1,000 at once if they choose to, however.
GreenSky Credit is a unique lender
When most people think of lenders, they think of banks and other financial institutions who lend their own money to debtors. GreenSky is unique to most lenders in the industry because they don’t put forth their own capital – they essentially serve as an intermediary between lenders and applicants.
GreenSky Credit can be selective in its application process, though one offset to its exclusiveness is the ease in which clients can apply for loans. They don’t have to visit banks in person or otherwise take chunks of time out of their respective, busy days just to take a gamble on whether they’re going to receive funding or not. GreenSky Credit lets its home improvement crowd of business-use clients stay on the job and apply on their lunch breaks – it’s that simple.