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Small Business Lender Kabbage Receives $250 Million Equity Investment | 2017

The marketplace lender plans to use the investment to expand its lending products for small businesses and will explore non-lending products and services for these customers.

2
Indiegogo Launches an Equity-Based Crowdfunding Option for Startups | 2016

Indiegogo steps into equity-raising crowd-funding financing but it’s not going to be for everyone.

3
An Overview of Small Business Alternative Financing | 2016

The SBA Office of Advocacy publishes a new “alternative financing” issue report.

4
Treasury Department Considering More Oversight of Online Small Business Loans | 2016

The U.S. Treasury Department is considering intensifying oversight of small business online loans.

5
Online Lenders and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Few Days

During the past few days, the marketplace lending industry has been battered by controversy and negative news.

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Online Small Business Lenders Unveil New Trade Association, Tools For Transparency in Fees, Costs | 2016

The fast growing industry is responding to complaints about transparency of fees.

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Treasury Department Studying Small Business Alternative Lending | 2015

U.S. Treasury Department is studying the fast-growing online marketplace lending industry.

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SEC Finally Issues Rules for Small Business ‘Mini IPOs’

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted final rules to facilitate smaller companies’ access to capital that were mandated by Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.

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Answering the Riddle: Are Banks Not Lending to Small Businesses, or Are Small Businesses Not Borrowing from Banks? | 2015

Small businesses are reporting their lending needs are being met, yet banks are lending to small businesses less than before 2008. Why?

10
Small Business Lender OnDeck Capital Steps Up to Bat, Hits IPO Homerun | 2014

OnDeck Capital, which makes loans to small businesses, rallied more than 30 percent on its first day of trading.

11
How the Credit Crisis and Recession Changed Small Business Lending Permanently | 2014

The difficulty many small businesses have had in securing traditional bank debt has led to non-bank, internet-enabled lending alternatives that will change the landscape of small business lending well into the future.

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Small Business Lender OnDeck Capital Preparing IPO | 2014

Small business lender OnDeck Capital Inc. is preparing to file for an initial public offering that could value the business at roughly $1.5 billion.

13
SmallBusiness.com Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Lending | 2014

New internet-powered models of business lending match up individuals who want to borrow with those who have funds to lend (at higher interest rates than alternative investments).

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SmallBusiness.com’s Introduction to Crowdfunding | 2014

An introduction to various ways of funding a business project–or the business itself–by combining small amounts of money contributed by each individual in a large group.