Farmer Community & Qualifications
Does Steward work with beginning farmers and ranchers?
How does Steward assess animal welfare in farming projects?
Why partner with Steward versus raising capital independently?
What does the Steward loan process involve?
How does Steward define sustainable and regenerative agriculture?
What kind of agriculture businesses does Steward work with?
Am I eligible for a Steward loan?
Can I use a Steward loan to purchase land?
Using The Steward Platform
Using Steward: Application Process
About Project Pages
What identity verification documents do I need?
Verify your business with Steward's payment facilitator
What should I include in my Farm Page?
Using Steward: Live Project
How does Lender Checkout Work?
What happens when a project successfully meets its loan amount?
How do I find anchor lenders to participate in my loan?
What is the point of the private raise period?
Using Steward: Growth & Repayments
Farmer Educational Resources
Education: Farm Finance
Education: Become a Marketing Master
Receiving a commercial loan from Steward - FAQs
FAQ Participated Loans - Borrowers
How is tax handled for my loan participation?
Payment Profile Creation - Errors and Solutions
Why did my transaction fail?
How does Lender Checkout work?
How much can I lend to a project?
What is Dwolla?
What lender opportunities are available with Steward?
What transaction methods are available when participating in a loan?
What are the fees for lenders?
Why is personal information required in order to handle payment on Steward?
Why is my transaction still pending?
Your Steward Wallet
Steward Regenerative Capital
Understanding your Steward Regenerative Capital loan
What is Steward Regenerative Capital?
How to request an early withdrawal of your Regenerative Capital loan
FAQ Participated Loans - Lenders
Updated by Steward Team
Ensuring the security of our lenders on our platform is a major priority here at Steward.
In order to maintain these strict safety standards, our payment facilitator must verify the identity of everyone who registers for a Steward payment profile by asking for things like Social Security Number (SSN) and/or Employer Identification Number (EIN).
A lender's SSN or EIN is required on loans for KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) purposes through our third-party verification system. This is a legal requirement that ensures we comply with federal laws (like the US Patriot Act) and the requirements of organizations like The Treasury Department and the National Credit Union Association.
A lender's SSN or EIN is also needed to generate annual tax documents, such as a 1099-INT, which is provided annually to the IRS for lenders to show the amount of interest earned on the loan(s).
Please be prepared in case we need to take extra steps to verify your account by asking for additional information, such as a photo ID or documentation.
If you have any additional questions on this requirement, please contact us at email@example.com and we will be happy to further explain.