Blog Posts in October, 2016

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Borrower or Fraudster? Online Lenders Scramble to Tell the Difference

As potentially fraudulent behavior increases, lenders step up security checks on applicants Kabbage this year began allowing borrowers to apply entirely through a mobile app. This asks applicants to ...
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It's Not About Replacing Banks, Square CEO Says

Square CEO Jack Dorsey as he walked on stage at the 2016 Money2020 conference in Las Vegas It’s not about replacing banks, it’s about making financial services more accessible, said Square ...
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Do Traditional And Established Businesses Really Need An Online Presence?

There’s no escaping the digital revolution. It’s almost impossible to run a modern business without a computer and an Internet connection, and most of us have an Internet-connected device ...
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Online Small-Business Lenders Display Loan Prices

On Deck Capital CEO Noah Breslow rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 17, 2014 One of the online-lending industry’s most prominent attempts to prove it can regulate ...
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21 Ways to Market Your Business Online

Our nascent fascination with search stems back to the internet's earliest days when algorithms didn't reign supreme. Back then, it was far simpler to be found on the web. It didn't require ...
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Reasons to Use Advance Syndication

Business success is measured not only in current profitability, but also in the ability of your business to grow and adapt in the future. If you’re trying to grow your business, you may find ...
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Coming Soon: The OCC's Fintech Innovation Office

Coming soon: An innovation office to work with fintech upstarts poised to disrupt to the industry. The Office of Comptroller of the Currency that regulates and supervises banks plans to set up a ...
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8 Ways Customer Service Affects Your Business's Bottom Line

High-quality customer service is essential to a growing or established company's bottom line. “Treat them mean, keep them keen” couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes ...
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Why Salespeople Should be Advocates and Not Thought Leaders

What exactly is a thought leader anyway? Aside from a trendy buzzword infiltrating all areas of business, it is someone who is considered an informed opinion leader and go-to expert in their field. ...
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Online Lenders Seek to Shape Industry Before Regulators Do

Nat Hoopes, executive director of the Marketplace Lending Association, a trade group in Washington that represents online lenders. CreditAndrew Mangum for The New York Times WASHINGTON — Online ...
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Bizfi Appoints Alternative Finance and Payments Veteran John Donovan as CEO

New York – October 24, 2016 – Bizfi ( www.bizfi.com ), a leading fintech company with a platform that combines aggregation, funding and a marketplace for small businesses, announced its ...
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Creating a Company Budget Plan

Budgeting is a vital skill for any business owner. Creating a budget that meets your needs in terms of working capital while balancing profit with expenditures is the key to both short-term and ...
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With Cybersecurity Rule Looming, It's About To Get Way More Expensive To Be A Traditional Lender In New York State

Coming soon to New York, any company required to operate under a license, registration, charter, certificate, permit, accreditation or similar authorization under the banking law, the insurance law or ...
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What They Don't Tell You About Leading a Fast-Growing Company

As told by Influence & Co.'s founder, John Hall: "As an entrepreneur leading a fast-growing company, I've learned a few things that I know other entrepreneurs will relate to -- ...
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Lending Club Slashes Expected Returns for Riskier Notes

Investing in a G-grade Lending Club note is projected to earn 313 basis points less than what was projected six months ago. The company published new projected investor returns in their 8-K filed on ...
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The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

No one said building a company is easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is -- and the price so many founders secretly pay. By all counts and measures, Bradley Smith is an ...
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Remember When? Funders Talk About Their First Deals

It’s hard to forget the firsts, especially first deals — they set precedents, lay down the groundwork for policies and establish a starting point for legacy. For funders and lenders, their ...
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How Cardinal Equity Can Help Your Business Obtain Funds

Raising capital for your ideas, products, and services can be achieved via a variety of tools, including small business loans, merchant cash advances, and business syndication. At Cardinal Equity, our ...
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Funding Sources Shift for Startups

Young Firms Move Toward Savings, Credit Cards and Away From Bank Loans, Home Equity Startups are relying more heavily on savings and credit cards and less on two once-common sources of funding, bank ...
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Merchant Cash Advance's Impact on Factoring

A little more than two years ago, the International Factoring Association voted to ban merchant cash advance companies from membership, citing loose underwriting standards and competitive pressure. On ...
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Who's Stealing Lending Club's Borrowers?

A shocking amount of borrowers pay off their Lending Club loans early, the data shows, but the trend has accelerated recently. What’s happening out there? 3.07% of people that took a 36-month ...
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Appeals Panel Deals Setback to Consumer-Watchdog Agency

Federal three-judge panel rules structure of CFPB is unconstitutional, but rejects idea of shutting down agency A federal appeals-court panel ruled the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection ...
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Merchant Cash Advance Misinformation Abound - What's a Broker To Think?

As told by Sean Murray of DeBanked and DailyFunder: Last week, at least two panelists at the major commercial loan broker conference critiqued merchant cash advances, even going so far as to assign an ...
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How to Keep Every Employee Productive

Jessica O. Matthews, founder of Uncharted Play, explains how she keeps tabs on her employees' progress in order to maintain productivity in the office. Accessed via: ...
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How Millennials Will Change The Face Of Finance & Investing

Millennials are not only the largest generation in U.S. history, they will also receive the greatest transfer of inherited wealth ever. It’s also been observed that Millennials are changing how ...
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