Articles by Cheryl Winokur Munk

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Underwriting 101—Veteran Funders Share Tools of the Trade

August 12, 2018
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Underwriting Panel

This story appeared in deBanked’s Jul/Aug 2018 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE For brokers, funding partnerships are critical to success. But making the most of these connections can be elusive. “Transparency, efficiency and a thorough scrubbing on the front end can help the whole process,” says William Gallagher, president of CFG […]

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It’s Back to Business For Alternative Funding in Puerto Rico

June 15, 2018
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Puerto Rico

This story appeared in deBanked’s May/June 2018 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE

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Tips For More Successful Marketing

April 30, 2018
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Loan Application

This story appeared in deBanked’s Mar/Apr 2018 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE In marketing, there’s a basic tenet that it takes seven “touches” within 18 months to prod someone into action. Nowadays, with customers exposed to thousands of ads a day and across so many channels, it takes several times that […]

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A Dialogue with Peter Renton: Cryptocurrency and Beyond

March 2, 2018
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Peter Renton, Chairman and Co-Founder
LendIt,  speaking to LendIt USA 2016 conference in San Francisco, California, USA on April 11, 2016. (photo by Gabe Palacio)

This story appeared in deBanked’s Jan/Feb 2018 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE Peter Renton, Chairman and Co-Founder, LendIt, speaking to LendIt USA 2016 conference in San Francisco, California, USA on April 11, 2016. (photo by Gabe Palacio) deBanked Magazine recently caught up with Peter Renton, founder of Lend Academy, a leading […]

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Minority-Owned Businesses Present Opportunities for Online Lenders

February 27, 2018
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group

This story appeared in deBanked’s Jan/Feb 2018 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE Research consistently shows that minority-owned businesses have a harder time accessing capital than other businesses. Online financing has the potential to change this. Most of the online funding process is based on objective factors such as your business type […]

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Technology Drives Changes in CRE Lending Space

December 21, 2017
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commercial space

This story appeared in deBanked’s Nov/Dec 2017 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE Online technology, which paved new paths for consumer and small business lending, is making similar inroads with the commercial real estate industry. Over the last few years, several online marketplaces have been established to try and match commercial real […]

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Lead Generators Facing Rougher Road

October 13, 2017
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This story appeared in 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 story appeared in 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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