Following months of behind-the-scenes work with OnDeck Capital (NYSE: ONDK), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) has quietly started offering online loans to its existing small-business customers. The New York megabank launched its digital lending platform on a limited basis last week, spokeswoman MaryJane Rogers confirmed Monday.

Existing Chase small-business customers are being prescreened, and some of them are being invited to apply for loans of up to $250,000, according to Brian Geary, director of platform solutions at OnDeck.

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