Articles by Christopher Calnan

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Startups, Big Financial Institutions Play Nice in the Sandbox

December 20, 2017
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This story appeared in deBanked’s Nov/Dec 2017 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE Data is the lifeblood of financial technology and more established companies frequently supply data to fintech startups for free as part of their growth model. A Boston business incubator is basing its operations on that dynamic. FinTech Sandbox, a […]

Banks Set Sights on Small Business Loans Under $100,000

December 13, 2017
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BOSTON – One of the oldest lenders in the nation had a hand in developing technology intended to enable banks to win back the small business loan market from alternative lenders. Photo credit: Mike Mozart, JeepersMedia A tech incubator at Boston-based Eastern Bank, founded in 1818, has spun off Numerated Growth Technologies Inc., a startup […]

Closing Loans and MCAs — From the Bedroom to the Office

December 8, 2017
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The merchant cash advance industry has gone mainstream so quickly that it has become more difficult to identify potential customers. Market saturation and industry consolidation have caused the cost of sales leads to increase sharply. Yet a New York business loan broker is finding success by applying lead generation and online marketing strategies to merchant […]

Former MCA Co-founder Meir Hurwitz Kicks Off New Venture With Kim Kardashian West

November 9, 2017
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I love how @screenshopit lets you find the exact designer looks you see people wearing online, plus suggests similar items at all price points! #ScreenShop_Ambassador — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 7, 2017 An early innovator of the merchant cash advance industry has re-emerged on the business scene in a very different new […]