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REZYFi, Inc. Addressing the Financial Needs of the ‘Largest Underbanked Industry’ in the US

Oct 6, 2022 | Cannabis News Wire, Media Partners

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  • REZYFi, Inc. is a real estate-oriented mortgage company servicing the needs of both traditional and non-traditional consumers and businesses
  • The company operates through its two subsidiaries, REZYFi Lending, which is now focused on cannabis commercial real estate lending, and ResMac, Inc., a traditional mortgage origination, correspondent, and servicing business
  • REZYFi seeks to provide access to financial services to the cannabis industry, which is still largely underserved because large financial companies have continuously shied away due to the illegality of cannabis at the federal level
  • The US cannabis industry is expected to generate $52.6 billion in sales by 2026, up from an estimated $33 billion in 2022, figures that make it possibly the largest underbanked industry in the country

As of May 2022, 19 states, the District of Columbia, and two US territories – Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands – had legalized the recreational use of marijuana among adults, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (https://cnw.fm/qeaSh). But federally, the possession and use of cannabis are illegal, as per the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (“CSA”). And as a Financial Times (“FT”) article reports, cannabis companies had long been caught in the gap between state and federal law.

“With top US banks such as JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and payment companies including Visa (NYSE: V) and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) adhering to federal law, they have opted out of serving cannabis companies,” the FT article reads (https://cnw.fm/8Ic9H). This had long starved cannabis companies of the ability to transact electronically, take out loans, and make deposits. However, the situation is changing for the better thanks to financial services companies like REZYFi that have emerged to cater to the cannabis industry.

A real estate-oriented loan origination and servicing company, serving the needs of both traditional and non-traditional consumers and businesses, REZYFi primarily targets licensed and permitted cannabis companies and owners of real estate who lease to cannabis companies. Specifically, the company works to “provide senior loan and project financings to state-licensed operators in the cannabis industry, secured by real estate” and/or other permitted assets.

REZYFi, which is led by senior executives with hands-on grasp of and experience in the state-permitted cannabis sectors as well as real estate and mortgage sectors, understands the myriad challenges cannabis companies and property owners who lease to such companies face when looking for real estate or project financing. In fact, the FT article believes the cannabis market, whose combined US medical and recreational sales are expected to reach an estimated $52.6 billion by 2026, up from an estimated $33 billion by the end of 2022 (https://cnw.fm/aoOVW), “can make a credible claim of being the largest underbanked industry in the US.”

As companies like REZYFi try to fill this vacuum, providing access to financial services that the cannabis industry desperately needs, some fund managers cited in the article believe that “companies targeting this problem are among the most compelling businesses in the industry from an investment standpoint.” Moreover, the investment value proposition is boosted even further by REZYFi’s expectation that the “limited access to the mainstream banking and non-bank financing industry [will] continue for the foreseeable future.”

Licensed in 36 states and headquartered in Miami, Florida, REZYFi operates through its two subsidiaries: REZYFi Lending, which is now focused on cannabis commercial real estate lending, and ResMac, Inc., a traditional mortgage origination, correspondent, and servicing business. In addition to targeting the state-licensed cannabis companies, REZYFi also offers financial services to companies and individual homeowners looking for a variety of real estate-related first and additional mortgage-based financing and project-specific financings.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.REZYFi.com

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to REZYFi are available in the company’s newsroom at https://cnw.fm/REZY

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