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Learn From Josh Feinberg and Will Murphy in Person at Broker Fair

April 16, 2019
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You’ve seen them on social media. Now you can see them in person. Josh Feinberg and Will Murphy of Everlasting Capital will be doing a joint presentation on how to scale your broker shop at Broker Fair on May 6th at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Limited tickets are still available. Register now […]

Storytelling Sales Expert Kindra Hall to Keynote Broker Fair 2019

March 7, 2019
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Sales expert Kindra Hall will present at Broker Fair 2019 to teach attendees about the irresistible power of strategic storytelling. If you want to learn to sell differently and use the power of storytelling, her keynote is something you won’t want to miss! According to Hall, the shift from a transactional economy to a connected […]

Download Previous deBanked Magazine Issues Free

March 4, 2019
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Did you know that you can download previous deBanked magazine issues for free? Simply click any issue on our digital bookshelf to download it in PDF. To receive future issues in print, subscribe here.

Thanks For Coming to deBanked CONNECT Miami

January 26, 2019
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We would like to thank everyone that sponsored and attended deBanked CONNECT Miami. We’ll publish the photos when we have them available. If you enjoyed the event, you’ll love the upcoming full day Broker Fair 2019 conference on May 6th in New York City at the Roosevelt Hotel. It will be our biggest crowd yet. […]

deBanked CONNECT Miami Travel Advisory

January 20, 2019
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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Miami Travel Tips Please allow yourself ample amount of time to get through airport security. There has been reports of extended security wait times following the partial government shutdown. Please arrive to the airport early and double-check your departure gate. Eden Roc FAQ and Parking Info Eden Roc has limited […]

deBanked’s Most Popular Stories of 2018

December 22, 2018
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Five of the top 10 most read stories of 2018 were related to the saga of 1st Global Capital; The bankruptcy, SEC charges, the revelation that they had made a $40 million merchant cash advance, and finally the devastating news of that deal falling apart. We decided to lump all of them together in our […]

Janene Machado Wins PCMA’s RISE Award

December 18, 2018
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Janene Machado

Janene Machado, deBanked’s event planner, was honored by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) last week with the RISE Award. The RISE Award is given to a new member who has made the most impact to the chapter. With more than 7,000 members and an audience of more than 50,000 individuals, the PCMA is the […]

deBanked’s “Ice Edition”

December 14, 2018
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deBanked Ice

deBanked’s final issue of 2018 is in the mail. We’re calling it the ice edition because of how the cover’s colors came out. For November/December we cover the new legislation in California, what’s happening in New Jersey, and what may be still to come. In addition we tackle the concept of open banking, delve into […]

How Dealstruck Arrived, “Disrupted,” and Died – A Cautionary Online Lending Tale

October 14, 2018
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Dealstruck just wanted to be loved. When Dealstruck popped up on the online lending scene in 2013 with promises of long term loans and low interest rates, some industry insiders rolled their eyes at the naïveté. “It’s not about disintermediating the banks but the very high-yield lenders,” Ethan Senturia, chief executive of Dealstruck, told the […]

deBanked CONNECT San Diego PHOTOS

October 9, 2018
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The Largest Merchant Cash Advance in History

September 28, 2018
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How would you like to be the funder to do a $40 million MCA transaction? According to the Securities & Exchange Commission, a deal of such magnitude was one of the many negligent acts that 1st Global Capital CEO Carl Ruderman did with investor money. Though the SEC refers to the merchant as an auto […]

Get The deBanked Events Mobile App

September 24, 2018
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deBanked Events Mobile App

deBanked affiliated events will now be accessible through our new mobile app! (iPhone | Android) Whether it’s deBanked CONNECT networking events or Broker Fair, you’ll be able to get all the information you need in one place. See who’s attending! While we don’t distribute attendee lists, you’ll be able to view all attendees that opt-in […]

CAN Capital To Bring its Executive Functions Back to Kennesaw

September 18, 2018
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CAN Capital Resumes Funding

For CAN Capital, the power is coming back to Kennesaw, GA. Gary Johnson, CAN’s Executive Chairman, said “Today, CAN Capital announced it will be moving its finance and executive functions from New York to Kennesaw. The board believes this move will position CAN for increased efficiency and faster decision making as it continues to meet […]

The Google Battle for Lending & SMB Finance Keywords Revisited

August 29, 2018
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When it comes to Google’s organic search for major keywords, companies like Nerdwallet and Fundera still dominate. A few players, however, have gained or lost significant ground since last year. The Small Business Administration relinquished its place on the first page for words like “business loan” and “business line of credit” while PayPal and Credit […]

Merchant Cash Advance Company Wins in Bankruptcy Court After Judge Rules It’s an Ordinary Part of Business

August 21, 2018
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Last week, a bankruptcy judge in the Northern District of Illinois ruled that a merchant had used so many merchant cash advances that it had become a normal part of their business. At issue was Network Salon Services, a business founded in 2004 that was brought back from the brink of insolvency in January 2013 […]

The 2018 Top Small Business Funders By Revenue

August 16, 2018
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The below chart ranks several companies in the non-bank small business financing space by revenue over the last 5 years. The data is primarily drawn from reports submitted to the Inc. 5000 list, public earnings statements, or published media reports. It is not comprehensive. Companies for which no data is publicly available are excluded. Want […]

90% of PayPal Merchant Advances and Business Loans Are Performing On Pace

July 28, 2018
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PayPal LoanBuilder

As of June 30, 90.6% of PayPal’s merchant advances and business loans were performing within the original expected repayment period, the company disclosed this week. That equated to $1.27 billion worth of deals. Only 4.2% of their merchants were more than 90 days behind their expected pace. PayPal had $1.4 billion in outstanding merchant loans, […]

Stacking Lawsuit Results in Settlement Before Trial

June 19, 2018
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A lawsuit between RapidAdvance and Pearl Capital over tortious interference will not be going to trial after all, deBanked has learned. Originally scheduled to begin on June 25th, the parties have reportedly reached a settlement. Neither party would respond for comment. RapidAdvance filed its lawsuit against Pearl in November 2015 with the hope that they […]

Settling Up: Debt Settlement Companies Paid Yellowstone Capital and Everest Business Funding a Half Million Dollars to End Lawsuit

June 12, 2018
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A group of debt settlement companies and ISOs have entered into a settlement they’re unlikely to forget. A lawsuit that accused Corporate Bailout, Protection Legal Group, Mark Mancino, Michael Hamill and others of tortious interference with merchant cash advance contracts has led to a settlement in which the defendants agreed to pay Yellowstone Capital and […]

Commercial Financing Disclosures Bill Approved in the CA Senate

May 31, 2018
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The use of an annualized cost metric on loan and non-loan contracts alike is now one step closer to becoming the law in the State of California. On Thursday, SB 1235 was approved on the Senate floor. The bill calls for commercial finance companies to disclose an Estimated Annualized Cost of Capital. In previous hearings, […]