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New York Legislators Introduce Small Business Usury Bill

February 20, 2019
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Two members of the New York State legislature have introduced a bill to apply consumer usury protections to small businesses. Bill A03638, introduced by New York Assemblymembers Yuh-Line Niou and Crystal Peoples-Stokes define a small business as “one which is resident in this state, independently owned and operated, not dominant in its field and employs […]

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Commonbond Receives Financing From Major Banks

February 14, 2019
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David Klein

Commonbond announced today that it has signed $750 million in lending capacity from Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Barclays, BMO, and ING. “From the start, we have set out to build the highest levels of trust with our customers and our capital partners,” said CommonBond CEO and co-founder David Klein. “Access to this level of capital, and […]

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How Much Elevate Spends to Acquire Customers

February 11, 2019
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Elevate Cost of Acquisition

How much does a non-prime consumer lender spend to acquire a borrower? According to Elevate’s Q4 earnings report, the company spent less than $150 per borrower to originate $31 million in loans towards their partnership with FinWise Bank. Overall, however, their cost of acquisition has hovered below $245. From Elevate’s Q4 Earnings Slides Elevate’s direct […]

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Home Improvement Loans on the Rise

February 6, 2019
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A story this week in American Banker suggested that popular home improvement TV shows like HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” “Love It or List It” and “Property Brothers” are creating a growing demand for home renovation, and hence, home renovation loans.     Nielsen rating data shows that the combined viewership of the three aforementioned shows on the […]

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PayPal Credit Commits $25 Million to Help Unpaid Government Workers

January 21, 2019
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PayPal announced Friday that it was devoting $25 million to a program that offers interest-free cash advances of up to $500 to federal workers who have been impacted by the record long partial government shutdown. “No matter where you stand on the issues, the fact is that 800,000 of our fellow Americans suddenly find themselves […]

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LendUp Gets a Shake-up

January 11, 2019
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Anu Shultes

Anu Shultes, LendUp’s new CEO Among other company news, LendUp announced yesterday that it has formed a separate company called Mission Lane that will be devoted to scaling its credit card business. LendUp will continue to operate under its name and will focus on personal loans, education and savings opportunities, according to the announcement. Along […]

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Selling a Home, Selling Commercial Financing – What’s the Difference?

November 16, 2018
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Alternative funding brokers come from all different backgrounds, but for many them, being a broker is not their first job in sales. Some sold equipment, some sold cars and others sold homes. They were realtors. deBanked found two alternative funding brokers with a background in residential real estate and we asked them to compare the […]

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SoFi Has Another Loss in Q3

November 12, 2018
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According to the WSJ, SoFi experienced a $12 million EBITDA loss in the 3rd quarter. That follows a $150 million loss in Q2. “We optimized for investing over profitability this quarter, and expect this to continue given the opportunity in front of us,” SoFi CEO Anthony Noto wrote in a letter to shareholders obtained by […]

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LendingClub Hits Another Record for Originations

November 7, 2018
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Lending Club CEO Scott Sanborn Presents at Money2020

LendingClub’s Q3 earnings report yesterday revealed a record high in loan originations of $2.9 billion, up 18% compared to originations of $2.4 billion last year at the same time. Consequently, revenues increased, also to a record high of $184.6 million, up 20% year over year. “The strength of our marketplace is enabling us to responsibly grow […]

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SoFi CEO Ponders Opening Physical Locations

November 5, 2018
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At Money 20/20 a few weeks ago, SoFi CEO Anthony Noto said that eventually the online lender will need to open some physical locations, not unlike ATM machines, for people who get paid in cash. The notion of an online lender opening up physical locations sounds ironic. But it would not be the first time […]

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