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Beyond Credit Risk – Understanding Alternative D...

When insurance underwriters make mistakes, bad policies can cost billions. Alternative forms of data is helping change those outcomes, particularly for insurance providers in...

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How insurance carriers can use social media to improve...

A gastropub restaurant applies for business insurance and is approved. However, social media insights show the restaurant is declining. Even though underwriters usually take...

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Introducing Social Media Insight...

For lenders, alternative data can be the factor in edging out your competitors, especially when better decisions are needed to compete for emerging businesses...

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Alternative data can help to facilitate small business...

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is engaged in increasing its understanding of the opportunities and potential challenges associated with consumer permissioned account data....

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Evaluating Business Owner Wealth in Risk Models...

This week for Business Chat | Live we interviewed Peter Bolin about business owner wealth, and how lenders are finding new ways to evaluate...

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Mom and Pop,  Fintech and Wall Street (OML)...

This year’s Marketplace Lending and Investing Conference explored issues of transparency, partnership, consistency and sustainability.  There was healthy debate on each of these topics...

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New Frontiers — What’s Next for Online Marketplace Len...

Simply put, online marketplace lending is here to stay. Virtually unheard of just 10 years ago, Web-based companies that offer funding options beyond traditional...

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Marketplace Matchmakers: How Loan Aggregators Bring Bo...

Marketplace lending has become a dynamic source of small-business financing. In 2013, marketplace lenders funded customers to the tune of about $3 billion, twice...

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Playing to Your Strength — Opportunities for Regional ...

This week, we invited Charles H. Green to offer his perspectives on the online marketplace lending sector. Charles is Managing Director of Small Business...

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Big Alternatives: How New Data Sources are Reshaping O...

Online lenders represent a valuable resource for small businesses in need of working capital. Also known as “alternative” lenders, they are particularly useful to...

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