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FRANdata works with a diverse group of clients on their most challenging issues, investing significant time and effort in developing an expertise and knowledge base that offers unique perspectives and insights. We apply our understanding of market and industry forces to develop long-term franchise perspectives.

COVID-19 Impact to Franchising as of March, 2020

As franchising enters a new decade, FRANdata reached out to franchise lenders to get a better understanding of the state of franchise lending.

The last decade was a period of unparalleled economic expansion and easy access to capital. There are now signs that economic expansion is ending.

If this expansion slows, or even stops, what will be the impact on franchise lending?


About the Analysts


David Swift 
VP of Data Analytics and Research Development

David brings hard core data analytics to the forefront. From macro-economic intel to big data insight David hones in on what impacts franchising in the short term while enabling strategic vision for the long term


Christina Niu

A financial analysis powerhouse, Christina joined FRANdata in 2016 as a Research Analyst. She independently leads research projects, reports, and provides invaluable support to the entire research team. Christina brings strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills and research experience to the company. She is skilled in STATA and R, with experience in managing large databases and creating research models. Additionally, she has interned at a diverse range of organizations, including financial advisers for banks, and financial analysts in the automotive industry.

Christina holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado, Denver, with a minor in Mathematics, and an M.A. in Applied Economics from Georgetown University, where her studies focused on data analytics skills and economic forecasting.