Category Archives: Alternative Finance

Why supporting entrepreneurs and communities are essential?

Trade Financing Matters welcomes this guest post from Grace Leung Shing, CEO of Startwise a revenue-sharing crowdfunding platform that help individuals realize dreams, build companies […]

American Express Thinking Beyond the Card

American Express has long wanted companies to use cards – plastic, purchasing cards, virtual cards, ghost cards, you name it. The pitch to buyers to […]

Lending As A Service Changing the SMB Underwriting Game


Community Banks Fight Back Against Marketplace Lenders   When the application process for a small business loan is harder to complete than an IRS tax […]

B2B Collateral Lenders – Meet the New B2B Information Lenders

Interviewer: HAL, you have an enormous responsibility on this mission, in many ways perhaps the greatest responsibility of any single mission element. You're the brain, […]

How Federated Investors invests in Trade Finance Assets

Louis: Looking good, Billy Ray! Billy Ray: Feeling good, Louis! Trading Places (1983) Trading Places was one of my all-time favorite movies. I mean the […]

Are Early Pay Techniques Eroding Receivables for Traditional Collateral Lenders?

Moab, Utah is one of my favorite places in the world. Arches National Park is an amazing place, and it was made via sandstone and […]

Where Tungsten Finance Goes Next: An Interview with Prabhat Vira

I had a chance to have a discussion with Prabhat Vira, who recently was appointed President of Tungsten Network Finance, the supply chain finance arm […]

How Blockchain Will Underpin the Future of Global Trade Finance

I am moderating a panel today on the above subject and there is certainly a lot of noise and seed funding going on in trade. […]

Highlights of The Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Chicago Booth School of Business recently collaborated on research […]

Online Options for Small Business Term Loans > 250K

There are many online lending options offering small business term loans for under $250K. But what does a business do if they need more than […]

Online Non Bank Models for Small Business Term Loans

Last week we talked about a couple different online lending models for small business– Merchant cash advances and invoice finance platforms.  Today, we look at […]

The Devil is in the Detail – Different type of Marketplace and Peer to Peer lenders

Different peer to peer and online lending models for small business are often thrown together but there are obvious differences between the segments. Take for […]