Goldman Sachs reviews Amazon small business loan partnership
(4 February 2020 – United States) Goldman Sachs is reportedly in advanced talks with Amazon to offer small and medium sized businesses (SME) loans in the United States on the eCommerce group’s lending platform.
The project could go live as soon as the end of Q1 2020. Goldman and Apple rolled out a virtual credit card in 2019 to help expand the Wall Street bank’s consumer business, which also consists of its online bank Marcus. Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said Marcus was looking to capture business from smaller lenders who may have less resources to invest in offering better digital services.
The announcement comes as Goldman Sachs considers building an external cloud platform for use by other financial institutions.
"In the same way Amazon Web Services (AWS) was conceived, both as an internal product to streamline Amazon’s operations and as an external product to offer the same benefits to any company facing similar issues, our core technology services can be externalised to other financial institutions” stated Goldman Sachs Co-CIO Marco Argenti.