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Square Loans Eligibility FAQ

In Quebec? Visit our Square Funding FAQ.

For eligible Square sellers, Square offers business loans to grow your business. You can check your business’ eligibility by going to the Loans tab of your Square Dashboard and keeping an eye on your email inbox.

If you don’t see an offer in your Square Dashboard, take a look at the key factors that may be affecting your eligibility below. Offer eligibility is based on a variety of factors related to your Square account, including payment processing volume, account history and payment frequency.

Note: Numbers are for illustrative purposes only.

How do I become eligible for a Square loan? 

Keep processing with Square – and consider the eligibility factors below as you process. Be sure to check out the Square Dashboard for more information about your current eligibility status.  There’s no need to contact us or request an eligibility review. The review is automatic, and we’ll let you know through your Square Dashboard and by email if you’re eligible for an offer – saving you time so you can focus on your business. We are unable to manually generate or predict offers and all sellers must qualify based on eligibility criteria.

What are the key eligibility factors?

There are many factors that may affect your eligibility, and accounts are evaluated as a whole. Please be sure to check your Square Dashboard for more information about your current eligibility status.  Here are a few factors we consider when evaluating your business for an offer:

Square processing volume

In general, businesses that have processed at least $10,000 or more in a year are more likely to be eligible for an offer.

Square payment frequency

The frequency of card payments you process through Square matters. If you consistently take payments, you’re more likely to get noticed. To us, a steady pattern of taking payments shows that you have a healthy business.

Your customer mix

A good mix of new and returning customers shows us that you’re growing in different ways. You can use Square’s analytics tools to understand your customer base better.

A healthy, growing business

The size of your loan offer is generally shaped by how much you process through Square.

When will I become eligible for another loan?

Square accounts – including accounts with an active loan – are reviewed for eligibility regularly. You don’t need to contact us or provide any additional information to become eligible for another loan offer. You can check your Square Dashboard at any time for more information about your current eligibility status.

Offers are not guaranteed and we are unable to predict when your business may receive another offer. Loan offer details, as well as the timing of eligibility, may differ from your current Square loan.

Loan repayment progress

You may become eligible for a loan while repaying your current loan. However, making an extra payment or paying off your loan early does not guarantee another loan offer through Square.

Recent loan payment

If you had an existing offer, making a loan payment through the Square Dashboard will expire that offer. Once the payment is processed, it can take up to seven calendar days for your business to be re-evaluated for a loan.

All loans are issued by Square Canada, Inc. Actual fee depends upon payment card processing history, loan amount and other eligibility factors. A minimum payment of 1/18th of the initial loan balance is required every 60 days and full loan repayment is required within 18 months. Offer eligibility is not guaranteed. All loans are subject to approval. Not available in Quebec. Terms and conditions apply.

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