CommonBond Raises Equity, Debt and Acquires Personal Finance Startup, Gradible

Did someone say trouble in (online lending) paradise? CommonBond has raised $30 million in equity, $300 million in debt and acquired a personal finance startup, Gradible. The New York-based online student loan lender that specializes in higher education loans raised $30 million in series C equity round from new investor Neuberger Berman along with existing […]

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United Capital Source is Now Licensed in California

United Capital Source, the company featured in deBanked’s September/October magazine issue, announced that they’ve become licensed by the State of California Department of Business Oversight as a finance lender and broker. “With its new license, UCS will be writing high quality loans for California small business owners,” Weitz wrote. California attorney Paul Rianda wrote a […]

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Confidence Down, But Not Out On Continued Success of Small Business Finance, Survey Reveals

executives in the small business lending and merchant cash advance space showed a decline in confidence in the industry’s continued success, down from 91.7% in Q1 to 78.5% in Q2. Respondents were not asked to explain the reasons behind their confidence levels, but increased competition is likely one contributing factor. No doubt some of the […]

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