Leading National Bank Lenders Recommit to Fantastic Sams for Franchisee Financing Programs
Financing Programs for Fantastic Sams Franchisees Continue Into 2018 and Beyond After Growth Validates Strength of Brand
BEVERLY, MASS. (PRWEB) February 08, 2018 - Fantastic Sams is excited to announce both Radius Bank and The Bancorp Bank have extended their franchisee lending programs with the company for 2018 and beyond.
Fantastic Sams, the oldest full-service family salon franchise in the country, is experiencing record license sales. It is proud to continue to provide financing options to its franchisees after successfully working with these banks for the last two years.
In 2017, 47 new Fantastic Sams salons opened across the U.S. With the partnerships with The Bancorp Bank and Radius Bank in place, there were 31 multi-unit and single-development license agreements signed last year. Right now, there are 170 planned for development.
“We demonstrated enormous success and growth last year, which validates the strength of our brand,” says John Costanza, President and CEO of Dessange Group North America, the parent company of Fantastic Sams. “Our success allows both Radius Bank and The Bancorp Bank to feel confident about their investments and continue to make it easier for current and potential franchise owners to realize their business goals.”
Whether they want to become a first-time salon owner or expand their existing businesses, Fantastic Sams franchisees have several easy options to help them with financing. The Bancorp Bank, a financial services leader that provides private-label banking to non-bank companies, offers working capital financing for all salon startup costs after owners put down an initial 15 percent. Additional unit financing requires less cash up front, allowing Fantastic Sams franchise owners to grow their empires with ease. There is a similar program in place for franchisees working with Radius Bank, a full-service, well-capitalized bank with clients nationwide.
The initial cost of owning a Fantastic Sams salon starts at $145,362, and entrepreneurs are offered incentives to open multiple units at a time. The strategic partnerships with Radius Bank and The Bancorp Bank allow new and existing owners to receive financing as part of the application process, rather than spending weeks, or even months, waiting for bank approvals.
About Fantastic Sams
Fantastic Sams is one of the world’s largest salon franchises, offering women, men and children quality hair care at an affordable cost. Refining its business model over the course of four decades, Fantastic Sams is the oldest franchised unisex salon in North America. The company revolutionized the hair salon franchise industry in the 1970s by introducing a no-appointment-necessary experience to the full-service hair salon. Now the franchise has more than 1,000 locations across the country, and it continues to grow. Fantastic Sams is headquartered in Massachusetts and it is owned by Dessange International, a multinational European luxury salon and beauty supply company.
Read more about Fantastic Sams’ services and products by visiting http://www.fantasticsams.com, and discover the possibilities of becoming a salon owner by visiting http://www.fantasticsamsfranchise.com. Follow Fantastic Sams on Facebook/FantasticSamsCutandColor and Twitter.com/FSHairSalons.
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