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Possessing franchise information going back decades, FRANdata was in a unique position to assist the lending community to build an accurate credit risk assessment system for franchise brands.  With lots of input from experienced franchise lending institutions, FRANdata developed a model that measures credit risk in franchise brands.  Applying this model to more than 500 […]

On October 13, 2017 the SBA released a policy notice regarding their franchise SOP that takes effect January 1st 2018. FRANdata has long served as the franchising gateway to the SBA and we are pleased that they will be utilizing a similar structured approach to many of the franchise affiliation and business eligibility solutions in […]

FRANdex continued to outperform both the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 in Q2 2017. For the quarter, the S&P 500 was up 2.57%, and the Russell 2000 gained 2.08%. Franchise companies increased by 6.42%. The food segment led gains with a 7.64% return and non-food brands registered a 5.64% return. Small-caps have struggled thus far […]

CHD Expert North America and FRANdata Announce Partnership to integrate FRANdata’s franchise operator data into CHD Expert’s Easy2FIND platform This integration will link both individual and multi unit restaurant franchise owners with the chain locations they own, giving industry suppliers end-to-end visibility and access to 90,000 Franchisees nation wide.  (Chicago, IL – March 15, 2017) […]

By Edith Wiseman CFE, President, FRANdata This quarter’s New Concept Report —  includes 84 new brands with 300 executive contacts. Overall, there continues to be a quantity of health focused concepts – either healthy food or some kind of alternative health/medical centers. There is a growing trend of  stem-focused childhood education brands and Asian inspired […]