Alt-Finance

Stories exploring the world of alt-currencies like Bitcoin, alt-banking, invoice-discounting and more

The great battle of invoice payments

The great battle of invoice payments

There aren’t many facts we can agree with at face value, but the need for businesses to get paid in order to survive and thrive is definitely one of them. This isn’t just because revenue rules the roost in the ...

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Is it time to go bankless?

Is it time to go bankless?

If you are of the opinion that the big banks have too tight a grip on the nation’s people – and their finances – then you are in excellent company. Millions of people would prefer would prefer avoiding being taken ...

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LSQ has long history in new industry

LSQ has long history in new industry

Even though he has worked in finance for more than 20 years, it didn’t take nearly that long for LSQ chairman and CEO Max Eliscu to see the void in small business financing. So he founded LSQ in 1998, and ...

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ReliaMax acquires FUTR assets

ReliaMax acquires FUTR assets

Student lending solutions provider ReliaMax has acquired the assets of FUTR Corporation, a private student loan provider based in Texas and San Francisco. The deal brings more than 40 new lenders and $55 million in borrowers servicing under the ReliaMax ...

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ID Finance launches in Mexico

ID Finance launches in Mexico

  Emerging markets fintech company ID Finance has launched an online lending service in Mexico. “It is an exciting time to be expanding our footprint in LatAm and we see enormous potential for online lending in Mexico,” cofounder and CEO ...

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PayJoy closes $6M round

PayJoy closes $6M round

Fintech startup PayJoy has closed a $6 million investment round led by Santander InnoVentures and Japanese general trader ITOCHU. Since being founded  in 2015 PayJoy has attracted $30 million of debt and equity financing. “Investing in PayJoy shows Santander InnoVentures’s ...

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NSR Invest, LendingRobot announce merger

NSR Invest, LendingRobot announce merger

Two of the alternative lending industry’s largest specialized alternative lending registered investment advisors have merged. NSR Invest and LendingRobot became one after the former’s parent company Lend Core LLC purchased Algorithmic, Inc., owners of Lending Robot. NSR Invest cofounder and ...

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