The Top Small Business Funders By Revenue

September 14, 2017
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revenue rankings

Thanks to the Inc 5000 list on private companies and earnings statements from public companies, we’ve been able to compile rankings of alternative small business financing companies by revenue. Companies that haven’t published their figures are not ranked. SMB Funding Company 2016 Revenue 2015 Revenue Notes Square $1,700,000,000 $1,267,000,000 Went public November 2015 OnDeck $291,300,000 […]

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The Google Battle for Lending and SMB Finance Keywords

September 14, 2017
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google search

The online lending battle is at least in part being fought online. Below is a chart of organic page 1 rankings in Google for some of the industry’s biggest players, banks, and the SBA. (Hat tip to Fundera and NerdWallet): Keywords OnDeck Kabbage Fundera Lending Club NerdWallet National Funding Traditional Banks SBA.gov business loan 1 […]

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ShopKeep Joins the MCA Crowd. Are Loans Next?

September 8, 2017
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Michael DeSimone ShopKeep CEO

Above: Michael DeSimone, ShopKeep, CEO ShopKeep, an iPad-based cloud-connected technology company designed around POS and payments for small businesses, is expanding into MCAs with the launch of ShopKeep Capital in recent days. With its move into funding ShopKeep joins an area that competitor Square already operates in. But while both companies have unlocked the secret […]

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You’re Under Arrest: Funder Takes Extreme Measures to Counter Data Theft

September 4, 2017
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employee arrested for data theft at yellowstone capital

Above: Yellowstone Capital CEO Isaac Stern takes the lead as police escort out the arrested employee behind him An employee of Yellowstone Capital was arrested last month, according to a source who witnessed the events. At the company’s behest, local police entered Yellowstone’s Jersey City office and handcuffed a female employee who was believed to […]

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The State of The Industry (In Memes)

September 2, 2017
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ISOs vs Direct Sales

The state of things in MCA, online lending, and fintech through the disloyal boyfriend meme: SEE MANY MORE DEBANKED MEMES The History of Alternative Finance (As Told Through Memes) Ready to Trade ONDK and LC? Scroll to the bottom of the page 10 Clues You’re Hardcore About Merchant Cash Advance

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deBanked Golf Outing 2017 Photos

August 29, 2017
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deBanked Golf Outing in Carts

Thanks to Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn, NY for having us! And thanks to all who came and sponsored!

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Ford, MCA Funders Take Pages from Tech-Based Underwriting

August 29, 2017
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Ford

Alternative lending fever has spilled over into the auto sector, evidenced by the financing arm of automaker Ford’s decision to move beyond FICO and deeper into machine learning for credit decisions. Ford is moving toward alternative lending strategies in an attempt to capture a wider swath of borrowers, including those with “limited credit histories,” and […]

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Why BFS Capital’s Glazer Is Passing the Torch

August 22, 2017
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Marc Glazer

Above: Marc Glazer, former CEO/current chairman, BFS Capital Marc Glazer co-founded BFS Capital in the early 2000s and has remained at the helm all this time – until now. Glazer has passed the torch over to Michael Marrache, effective last week. He isn’t going too far, as the former chief executive will remain chairman of […]

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The Scoop on iPayment’s MCA Renaissance

August 18, 2017
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Tomo Matsuo iPayment Capital

Above: Tomo Matsuo, SVP, iPayment Capital iPayment, a small business payment processing company, is placing a bet that it could be better the second time around in the MCA industry. iPayment Capital, which is scheduled to launch in the fall, is iPayment’s second foray into the merchant cash advance market. In conjunction with this expansion […]

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Go West, MCA Broker

August 16, 2017
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Sean Murray on Union Pacific Train

Above: Sean Murray of deBanked aboard a Union Pacific Train in Fort Worth, Texas If you check out the deBanked forum, one of the latest discussions originated from a self-described newbie business owner who wants to know, ‘What separates a successful ISO from the rest?’ The user, who calls himself jellyfish capital, asks the deBanked […]

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