• Hard-hit online lender CAN Capital makes executive changes

    Big lender to US small businesses replaces management and halts new loans The biggest online lender to small businesses in the US has pulled down the shutters and put its top managers on a leave of absence, in the latest blow to an industry grappling with mounting fears over credit quality. New York-based CAN Capital […]

  • Disclosure Needed: A Guide To Alternative Lending Regulatory Issues As Treasury Comment Period Ends

    In soliciting comments on marketplace lending, Antonio Weiss, Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, said “we hope to better understand the potential for online technology to expand access to safe and affordable credit for consumers and small businesses.” (Photo by Jin Lee/Bloomberg) Over the summer, the Treasury Department requested comments on the online […]

  • 5 Ways to Get Yourself Out of a Rut and End 2016 on a High Note

    CREDIT: Getty Images As told by Jessica Stillman: Maybe it’s the election, maybe it’s the accumulation of so much bad news this year, maybe it’s just the cooler weather and shorter days, but for whatever reason, I’ve felt in a bit of funk lately. Based on what I’ve been reading and conversations with friends, I […]

  • Seeds of a Fintech Start-Up Sometimes Come From the Trenches

    David Lyon, 41, needed a simple way to effectively communicate with clients about changes in their portfolios or financial plans, and created Oranj. CreditWhitten Sabbatini for The New York Times Who says the most useful start-up ideas come from millennials fresh from dropping out of Stanford? Some recent tech-based financial innovations haven’t come from venture […]

  • Insure This Business? Start-Ups Face Challenges

    Jeff Platt, chief executive of Sky Zone, at a Sky Zone location in Orlando, Fla. Mr. Platt said it took some effort to educate insurers about his trampoline park business. CreditGregg McGough for The New York Times In the competitive start-up world, even the shrewdest entrepreneurs — with the latest and greatest gadgets — can […]

  • Making Merchant Cash Advances Work for Your Business

    Merchant cash advances are a fast and simple way to raise working capital for any business needs you may have. When you seek a business cash advance in New York, NY , you’ll receive the upfront cash your business needs with no restrictions on its usage. Merchant cash advances are repaid via credit card transactions […]

  • In Stock-Market Rally, Small Beats Large

    Russell 2000 has climbed 11% since Election Day, outpacing the S&P 500’s 2.7% rise Tutor Perini’s shares have surged 31% since the election. The company is working on the Hudson Yards real-estate development in New York, above. PHOTO: MICHAEL NAGLE/BLOOMBERG Small companies, among the market’s biggest winners since Election Day, led a cascade of records […]

  • Small Companies to Benefit From Proposed New EU Insolvency Rules

    The plan will give small businesses greater flexibility to restructure and offer them a second chance Vera Jourova, European Union Commissioner for Justice, pictured in September, says entrepreneurs should get a second chance to restart a business. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY Small companies in Europe will find it easier to bounce back under new rules […]

  • Bank Loans Aren’t the Best Way to Spark Startups

    Bank loans and venture investment are both crucial sources of capital for growing businesses. But which does a better job of helping those companies grow and boosting entrepreneurship overall? To tackle that question, together with our co-author Rebel Cole, we analyzed data on small businesses that were compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau going back […]

  • Alternative finance needs to do more to fill the gender funding gap

    Alternative finance has been welcomed around the globe as an important innovation in democratising access to capital and investment opportunity. This relatively new industry was supposed to open up the closed networks of traditional finance and rewrite established conventions, yet four years in and female engagement in the industry is still extremely low. Equity crowdfunding, […]