small business

M&T's new fintech unit rolls out first product

09/09/20

The bank's innovation group has developed a software tool for law firms. It hopes the project will help it speed products to market and attract top technology talent.

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Congressional testimony on Small Business Lending regulation

09/09/20

I am testifying later today (virtually) before the House Small Business Committee on "Transparency in Small Business Lending."  My written testimony is here.

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PPP had its strengths. Its successor can be stronger.

08/12/20

A public-private partnership that has fewer rules and restrictions than the Paycheck Protection Program would save more small businesses.

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How DoorDash and a challenger bank helped rescue a restaurant

08/05/20

The owner of The Shuckery in Petaluma, Calif., says she was unable to get a Paycheck Protection Program loan until she responded to an email from the delivery service and BlueVine.

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Better data is key to beating bias in small-business lending

08/05/20

The increased use of technology, along with holistic data points, can eradicate racial and gender disparity for fintech lenders in small business, says Become’s Eden Amirav.

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Small-business owners are leaning on credit cards to survive

07/31/20

This personal funding has blurred the line between personal and business finances more than ever.

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ZenBusiness buys Joust, challenger bank for freelancers

07/30/20

ZenBusiness, which provides services to small businesses, will now offer banking along with tax, accounting and insurance help.

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Intuit QuickBooks adds bank account to its bookkeeping services

07/29/20

The accounting and payroll software provider’s QuickBooks Cash account is fee-free and integrates with other products the company offers small businesses.

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Kabbage launches checking account for small businesses

07/22/20

The online lender has already branched out into facilitating payments and analyzing cash flow for small-business customers. Its new checking account is meant to round out those services.

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Small-business bankruptcy program adds new risk to home equity loans

07/20/20

Mortgages taken out to fund business operations can now be modified in bankruptcy. That’s a relief to borrowers — particularly with business failures expected to increase as the pandemic drags on — but a possible headache for banks and investors that hold the loans.

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