Articles by Cheryl Winokur Munk

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Lead Generators Facing Rougher Road

October 13, 2017
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This story is from deBanked’s Sept/Oct 2017 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE Lead generators for alternative funders are facing stronger headwinds these days. The business has gotten tougher for a whole host of reasons. A pullback in alternative lending necessitates fewer leads. On top of that, funders, ISOs and brokers have […]

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Tips From the Source: Small Businesses Told deBanked How They Wanted Loans to be Marketed to Them

July 31, 2017
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Main Street Brick

This article is from deBanked’s Jul/Aug 2017 magazine issue which appears under the title, Practical Tips for Marketing to Small Businesses. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE Small business owner Jim Moseley is inundated with calls from online funders—and he hates it. They frequently use unscrupulous tactics to try and get his attention. More […]

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CAN Capital Resumes Funding

July 6, 2017
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CAN Capital Resumes Funding

CAN Capital is back in business, thanks to a capital infusion by Varadero Capital, an alternative asset manager. Terms of the capital arrangement were not disclosed. CAN Capital stopped funding late last year and removed several top officials after the company discovered problems in how it had reported borrower delinquencies. The discovery also resulted in […]

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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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