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Square takes around $200M over the weekend — but it’s all debt

Above: Square co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey

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Low-cost payment processing service Square just secured its own low-cost credit source.

The company has secured a revolving credit line with Goldman Sachs leading the deal and Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, and Silicon Valley Bank also participating, according to a CNBC report.

Square will be getting access to about $200 million through this new deal, according to CNBC’s sources.

“Securing access to low-cost capital always makes financial sense, even for a well-capitalized company like Square,” said the company to CNBC.

To date, Square has raised a total of $241 million in equity-based venture capital. Its most recent and fourth round happened in September 2012, when it took a $100 million debt round from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and the like.

The company was founded in 2009. It started out by making credit card processing accessible and affordable for small businesses and has since expanded into offering a mobile wallet app and a cash payment services through email.

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Derek Carrol
Derek Carrol

Hope they can turn things around. I was a Square customer for a while before switching to PayAnywhere, and I wouldn't go back. Know a lot of small biz owners who feel the same way. Square got very,very arrogant and I think that trickled down to the product and service level. They need a major attitude adjustment (and a more reliable service) if they're going to see $$ in the future.