Citizens Financial Group in Providence, R.I., said Tuesday that it expects to start offering digital small-business loans in mid-2017.

Under a partnership with Fundation Group LLC, small businesses will be able to apply for loans and lines of credit on the Citizens Bank website, according to a press release. Some applicants that do not meet Citizens' lending criteria are expected to receive an offer of credit from Fundation, a New York-based online lender.

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