Articles by Cheryl Winokur Munk

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Alternative Lenders Spread Their Wings Internationally

June 20, 2017
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global business

This article is from deBanked’s May/June 2017 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE As alternative lending gains global traction, a growing number of U.S-based alternative lenders are exploring international growth, with large companies like OnDeck, Kabbage and SoFi leading the way. Some alternative lenders have begun their expedition closer to home by […]

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Re-Banked

April 23, 2017
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reBanked

This article is from deBanked’s Mar/Apr 2017 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE Just a few years ago, the financial services community was fixing for a battle of David and Goliath proportions—with scrappy, upstart online lenders threatening to rise up and vanquish the fearful and mighty brick and mortar banks. Instead, the […]

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Equity Crowdfunding to Masses Slow Out of the Gate, But Pickup Expected

February 25, 2017
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Equity Crowdfunding

This article is from deBanked’s Jan/Feb 2017 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE After a lackluster start, spectators are betting on more promising times ahead for equity crowdfunding to the masses. Although it’s been talked about for years, it wasn’t until last May that the general public could buy shares of their […]

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Alternative Funders Bid Adieu to 2016, Show Renewed Optimism for 2017

December 12, 2016
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Goodbye 2016

This article is from deBanked’s Nov/Dec 2016 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE After getting pummeled in 2016, many alternative funders have licked their wounds and are flexing their muscles to go another round in 2017. “The industry didn’t implode or go away after some fairly negative headlines earlier in the year,” […]

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Some Alternative Funders See Pot As Next Big Market Opportunity

October 17, 2016
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Marijuana Industry

This article is from deBanked’s Sept/Oct 2016 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE For some funders, marijuana is not just about sewing their wild oats. Rather, they see the business potential of being early to what’s expected to be a highly profitable and long-lasting party. Indeed, for the right type of funder, […]

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Motivating Your Sales Force – Tips From the Floor

August 30, 2016
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time for sell

This article is from deBanked’s July/August 2016 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE Fancy steak dinners, electronic devices and cold hard cash are just some of the ways ISOs and funders these days are motivating sales reps to bring in business. Although it’s largely a field for self-starters, many companies find that […]

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Looking Back & Forging Ahead: A Dialogue With David Goldin

June 23, 2016
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Looking Back & Forging Ahead

This article is from deBanked’s May/June 2016 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE DeBanked Magazine recently caught up with David Goldin, the founder, president and chief executive of Capify, a New York based alternative funder. Goldin, who started his business in January 2002 as a credit card processing ISO, has been an […]

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Is That a Bird, a Plane or a Recession in the Wings?

April 26, 2016
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Recession

This article is from deBanked’s Mar/Apr 2016 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE The R-word has been rearing its ugly head with more frequency in recent months, propelled by falling stock prices, higher borrowing rates and the dollar’s ascent. While a recession—typically defined as a fall in GDP in two consecutive quarters—is […]

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‘Year of the Broker’ Gives Way to ‘Year of the Reduced Commission’

February 21, 2016
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Reduced commissions

This article is from deBanked’s Jan/Feb 2016 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE Many brokers just starting out in the alternative funding space may be in for a rude awakening. It’s not that the ‘Year of the Broker’ is over, per se, but 2016 certainly represents a new chapter for newbies—one in […]

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Got a Ferrari or Fine Art? If So, You May Have More Leverage Than You Think

December 23, 2015
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ferrari

This article is from deBanked’s Nov/Dec magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE If you own a Ferrari, fine art or expensive wine, getting access to capital may be easier than you think. Although it’s still a niche market, luxury asset-backed lending has been gaining traction lately, particularly with small and mid-size business […]

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