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Last Chance for VIP Rate on deBanked CONNECT Toronto Room Block

June 24, 2019
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deBanked CONNECT’s discounted room rate at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto ends today. Don’t wait until the rate goes up! Book your room now for deBanked’s first ever event in Canada! Book Online Here OR CALL Omni Hotels Reservations Business Hours: 8am to 1am EST Telephone: 1-800-THE-OMNI (1- 800-843-6664) Group Name: deBanked CONNECT […]

UnTethered: How The Entire Crypto Bull Run of 2017 May Have Been a Mirage (And Why Its Resurgence May Be Too)

June 24, 2019
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This story appeared in deBanked’s May/June 2019 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE In 2017, college bros gathered at a bar in downtown Manhattan. As a journalist from deBanked approaches, a 5’10” young 20-something with long shaggy brown hair is vaping outside on the sidewalk while staring intently at his phone. I […]

It’s Official, The Confession of Judgment Era is Over

June 19, 2019
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The New York State legislature passed a bill (S06395) late Thursday night that effectively eliminates Confessions of Judgment (COJ) in the small business finance industry. The Senate voted in favor 61-1. The Assembly voted in favor 83-43. The new law which goes into effect immediately after Governor Andrew Cuomo signs it, prohibits anyone from filing […]

Michele Romanow to Keynote deBanked CONNECT Toronto

June 18, 2019
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Michele Romanow, a TV star on Dragon’s Den and Co-founder of Clearbanc, will be the keynote speaker at deBanked CONNECT Toronto on July 25th. She joins other industry executives speaking at the event from across the business finance industry in Canada. Tech titan Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started five […]

That’s All Folks! COJ Ban in New York May Pass on Wednesday

June 17, 2019
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The End

The New York legislature has until Wednesday night to pass two bills that would prohibit the use of COJs, one on out-of-state debtors entirely and the other from being used as a condition in a financial contract. Either or both would effectively outlaw their use in the small business finance industry in New York State. […]

Credit Invisibles Recap – Presented by Canadian Lenders Association in Toronto

June 9, 2019
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Credit Invisibles Panel - Canadian Lenders Association

The Canadian Lenders Association’s (CLA) workshop on credit invisibles and credit deserts was held at the Toronto law offices of Blake, Cassels & Graydon on June 5th. Situated in the financial district with views of the CN Tower, Michael Turner of Policy and Economic Research Council (PERC) kicked off the morning with a presentation on […]

Closers: Drink Up to 25 Cups of Coffee Per Day

June 3, 2019
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coffee is for closers

Drink up closers! Research led by Professor Steffen Petersen from Queen Mary’s William Harvey Research Institute suggests that drinking coffee is not that bad for your heart. The study examined more than 8,000 people across three groups of coffee drinkers, those drinking less than 1 cup per day, those drinking 1-3 cups per day, and […]

Canadian Alternative Finance Event Calendar

May 28, 2019
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credit invisibles

Here’s what’s on the agenda this Summer for the Canadian alternative finance industry: June 5th Credit Invisibles Summit – Presented by the Canadian Lenders Association July 25th deBanked CONNECT Toronto – Presented by deBanked

Excited About Bitcoin’s Sudden Price Surge? Not So Fast

May 23, 2019
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bitcoin devil

Philip Potter was a young banker that was moving up in the world. At 25-years-old, the Yale graduate made over six figures, worked for Morgan Stanley, and looked the part. He wore a $3,500 Rolex Watch, an $800 custom-made suit, and $200 shoes, all while carrying an $800 cellular telephone. It was 1997, a year […]

Small Business Finance Broker Wins Entrepreneur Of The Year

May 17, 2019
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Sonia Alvelo Award at the Latinas & Power Symposium

Left: Latin Financial CEO Sonia Alvelo receives the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill Sonia Alvelo, CEO of Newington, CT-based Latin Financial LLC, has been awarded Entrepreneur of The Year by the Latinas & Power Symposium. The event, incubated in Hartford, Connecticut in 2004, is the largest of its […]

Broker Fair 2019 Photos

May 10, 2019
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Broker Fair

If you share any of these on social media, please remember to include #brokerfair Enjoy!

Broker Fair 2019 Speaker Lineup

May 5, 2019
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Broker Fair 2019

Broker Fair 2019 check-in begins at 7:30 am on Monday morning. With nearly 700 people registered to attend, it’s going to be a packed event! If you’ve got a ticket, here’s who you can expect to hear from: View The Agenda Here View The Sponsors Here

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

April 16, 2019
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Josh Will Everlasting Capital

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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Kindra Hall

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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deBanked book shelf

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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Miami Beach from the Eden Roc

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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miami plane

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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top stories

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 […]