Newsletter Sent On: 11/12/2018

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Confession of Judgments Are Crucial for Small Business Growth
Via RealClearMarkets: Unfortunately, entrepreneurs occasionally embezzle cash advances. To protect themselves from such fraud, fintech firms often require entrepreneurs to sign a confession of judgment prior to receiving a cash advance as a part of the advance process Read more

Square Capital Loaned $405 Million in Q3
By contrast, OnDeck, a Square Capital competitor, reported loan originations of $648M for the quarter. Both companies find themselves facing new competition from a growing field of tech players like Shopify (who last quarter originated $76.4M in merchant cash advances). Read more

Elevate Tests Geofencing to Lure Customers Away from Competition
Daniel Rhea, Elevate’s Senior Communications Manager, said that they don’t have the ability follow people. Instead, what they can do is tell when someone gets near one of their targets stores and then present them with ads. The mobile ads are not served immediately. Rhea said that ads could be served to someone who entered the target zone up to 90 days later. Read more

SoFi CEO Ponders Opening Physical Locations
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. Read more

Fico Nearing Rollout of UltraFICO
Fintech firms like Upstart are encouraging the use of additional data to make the scoring of borrowers more accurately Read more

Payroll Costs Still Exceed Revenues at StreetShares
It's not the cost of marketing that's sending this company deep into the red, it's payroll Read more

Georgia Supreme Court Ruling Is Helpful Precedent for Litigation Financing Industry
Via National Law Review: The decision is significant because it is helpful precedent not only for litigation financing providers facing similar challenges but also for providers of merchant cash advances and companies involved in other transactions structured as sales rather than loans. Read more

National Funding Announces New President
National Funding announced that Joseph Gaudio has been promoted to President of the company, reporting directly to founder and CEO Dave Gilbert. Previously, Gaudio was Chief Operating Officer. Read more

Reliant Funding Supports Veteran-Owned Businesses with Special Promotion
Reliant Funding is offering a special deal for veteran-owned shops Read more

LendingClub Hits Another Record for Originations
They loaned $2.9B in Q3 Read more

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YieldStreet Wants to Make Exotic Bets Available to Individual Investors Online
Via Bloomberg: The implicit pitch? That YieldStreet Inc., his online investment company, can help democratize high finance. It’s selling alternative investments normally reserved for billionaires and hedge funds. For now, his crowdfunding startup caters to the mass affluent—individuals who are so-called accredited investors, meaning they have $1 million in net worth or make at least $200,000 a year. A successful New Jersey doctor or dentist, perhaps. Read more

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