Alt Lending news for week ending 25th September 2020

This post is by Howard Tolman, posted in my name due to a tech snafu. Let Zombie companies go and support start-ups Why this matters: This is yet another example of financial commentators strongly advising the government that companies that cannot support themselves and are only still in business because of ultra low interest rates […]

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Alt Lending: American Banks as agents of Social Change?

Pandemic and protests. How the tumult of 2020 will forever change banking Why this matters: It is generally accepted that the American banking system entered the COVID crisis in somewhat better shape than its European counterparts but then along came the brutal death of George Floyd and the continual turbulence that that has caused worldwide […]

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Not all Fintech services are good for society

Efi Pylarinou is the founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory and a Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3 influencer in the finance sector by Refinitiv Global Social Media 2019. The consumer debt levels in the US remain high and Fintech has contributed to this substantially. Q2 2020 was the first quarter that household debt and credit dropped since 2014! However, 2019 closed with nearly $4.2 trillion in consumer debt (a record […]

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Alt Lending Macro watch: Jackson Hole 2020

  This week I am going to concentrate on what is happening when the worlds A list central bankers get together at Jackson Hole, Banking Bigwigs Ignore impending disaster Banking is basically a simple business and the fundamentals have never changed. When A.P. Gianinni started making loans to distressed entrepreneurs immediately after the 1906 earthquake […]

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