Archive for 2018

The Strange Connection Between Bloomberg, the AG’s Office, and the State Senator Proposing Legislation

December 14, 2018
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strange

On Thursday, Bloomberg Senior Editor Robert Friedman publicly thanked New York State Senator Brad Hoylman and his colleagues over twitter for pledging to propose legislation in response to the (highly questionable) merchant cash advance series he produced with reporters Zachary Mider and Zeke Faux. When deBanked Chief Editor Sean Murray replied to it, to urge […]

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Trial of Debt Settlement Mastermind Sergiy Bezrukov Postponed

December 13, 2018
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Scammer of Salamanca

The trial of debt settlement mastermind Sergiy Bezrukov has been postponed until January 14, court records indicate. The trial was supposed to begin on Dec 17 but a possible scheduling conflict with another complex trial taking place in Buffalo right now may be the reason for delay. Bezrukov is charged with conspiracy to defraud, mail […]

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The Funder: From Office of One to Eighteen in Under a Year

December 13, 2018
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Jay Avigdor

Not even a full year in business, Velocity Capital Group announced that it has secured $15 million in financing; $5 million in a series A, plus a $10 million line of credit. The entire investment comes from a family hedge fund in California, according to Jay Avigdor, Velocity’s President and CEO. Twenty-six year old Avigdor […]

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Defunct MCA Company Tried to Escape Signed Confession of Judgment

December 13, 2018
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New York Supreme Court

When a Florida-based merchant cash advance company, World Global Financing (WGF), declared bankruptcy this past May, it entered into a binding settlement agreement with its largest creditor, a hedge fund known as Eaglewood. There was a caveat. Eaglewood required that WGF sign a Confession of Judgment (COJ) as part of the agreement that would afford […]

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Subprime Lending to Increase in 2019

December 12, 2018
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credit line increase

Subprime loans are expected to increase in 2019, according to data from TransUnion. The data from a November 2018 report shows that Outstanding Unsecured US Personal Loan Balances have been increasing since 2013, and the increase was most dramatic from 2017 to 2018, jumping 18% from Q3 2017 to $132.4 billion in Q3 2018. The […]

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Velocity Capital Group (VCG) Secures $15 Million Series A Financing

December 11, 2018
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Velocity Capital Group

Businesses Flourish with Adequate Funding at their Fingertips CEDARHURST, NEW YORK—DECEMBER 10,2018​–​V​elocity Capital Group recently secured another $15 million in financing. This will strengthen their ability to provide assistance to more small businesses and organizations. While the name might be new to some, Velocity Capital Group is no stranger to the business world. Servicing small […]

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Cross River Bank Raises $100 Million

December 11, 2018
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Cross River Bank

Cross River Bank, which provides banking services to fintech companies, announced last week the completion of a funding round of roughly $100 million. This was comprised of a $75 million equity investment from KKR, along with capital from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Rabbit Capital, and funding from new investors CredEase and Lion Tree. This adds […]

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MCA Participations and Securities Law: Recognizing and Managing a Looming Threat

December 11, 2018
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contract

Reprinted with permission from: Pepper Hamilton LLPAuthors: Gregory J. Nowak and Mark T. Dabertin Due to the high volume of relevant judicial decisions issued by New York courts over the past two years, the risk that enforceability of a merchant cash advance (MCA) contract1 might be successfully challenged as a disguised usurious loan has received […]

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Commercial Finance Coalition to Host Open House in NYC

December 11, 2018
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CFC Open House

The Commercial Finance Coalition, an industry trade group, is hosting an open house for current and prospective members on December 18 in New York City. It’s at the Park Avenue Tavern from 6pm to 8pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mary Donohue at mdonohue@polariswdc.com.

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Finitive Appoints Neil Wolfson to Board

December 10, 2018
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Neil Wolfson

Finitive announced today that it has appointed Neil Wolfson to its Board of Directors. Wolfson also serves on the Board of Directors at OnDeck. “Finitive has established an innovative platform to provide institutional investors with direct access to alternative lending investments,” said Wolfson. “Finitive’s platform brings further transparency to this asset class.” According to an […]

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