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Innovation during a crisis

on May 15, 2020 11:49:32 AM by | Max Blumenthal | perspectives video
Process innovation has been everywhere since the pandemic began in March. Technology innovation is coming next, and it will transform the way that lenders work with their borrowers. 
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How to manage credit risk in a portfolio context

on Apr 6, 2020 5:53:04 PM by | Zach Angell | perspectives
Direct lenders are fundamentally in the business of credit risk management. Over the past few decades, lenders have built powerful processes and technologies for evaluating and mitigating the credit risk of potential borrowers. Lenders are now realizing risk management practices can be expanded and augmented by using data to place credit decisions in the context of an investment portfolio. Portfolio-level risk management practices have become table stakes for institutional investors in public debt and equity, but a lack of equivalent data for private companies has prevented the same practices from being implemented by middle market lenders. For financial data to be useful to lenders, it must be processed and structured in a manner allowing lenders to evaluate and respond to real-time portfolio risk exposures.
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Financial spreading from your home office

on Mar 31, 2020 11:53:44 AM by | Cody Putre | video articles technology
Right now a lot of people are facing the challenges of working from home. For lenders this goes beyond the normal challenges of a full house of children, pets, and distractions. Monitoring a portfolio and performing credit analysis for new deals can be exceptionally painful without the usual workstation setup consisting of multiple monitors and ample screen space to access critical applications.
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How to weather a modern recession

on Mar 12, 2020 5:06:06 PM by | Max Blumenthal | perspectives video
Well, it might finally be happening. The recession that has eluded for the last 12 years is right on our doorsteps. Recessions aren't new, and the economy will be fine. However, recessions mean that lenders have to work differently. Rather than focusing on speed, competition, and growth, lenders generally have to invest far more time in keeping their existing business safe, rather than generating new business.
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Coronavirus and leveraged lending

on Feb 28, 2020 7:45:00 AM by | Max Blumenthal | perspectives video
The leveraged lending market may have finally met its match in the Coronavirus.
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Regents Capital picks Fincura to revolutionize financial spreading

on Feb 25, 2020 6:30:00 AM by | Fincura | news
Regents analysts onboarded in one week and delivering complete spreads 80% faster Fincura is excited to welcome Regents Capital Corporation, a rapidly growing independent commercial equipment finance firm with 35% YoY funded volume growth, to its family of customers. Regents Capital will take advantage of Fincura’s financial insight engine to drive faster, easier, and more accurate spreading of client financial statements for both new originations and portfolio monitoring.
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A new era: the first FinTech to acquire a bank

on Feb 18, 2020 6:04:00 PM by | Max Blumenthal | perspectives video
All of us have seen the FinTech revolution that's taken place over the last few years. I never expected to see a FinTech acquire a bank.
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A reckoning for small business lenders

on Feb 6, 2020 6:38:00 AM by | Max Blumenthal | perspectives video
There's an unsustainable trend in business lending. The lenders prioritize speed over credit quality.
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Do you know your interest rate? And other quirks of bank competition

on Jan 23, 2020 3:33:00 PM by | Max Blumenthal | perspectives video
I thought I knew about bank competition until yesterday.
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Money talks: How to speak business as an engineer

on Jan 11, 2019 3:35:00 PM by | Jason Raede | perspectives technology
When I was handed the keys to the engineering organization at my previous company, I did what I knew: I jumped in head first and focused on the architecture and code. And I thought I was doing a great job. We successfully scaled the platform to handle a massive influx of traffic, delivered features (mostly) on time, and had several extremely satisfied enterprise customers. But there was always a sense of misalignment and distrust in our executive meetings. We struggled to agree on strategy and priority. Requirements were ambiguous and couldn’t be clarified. Delivery expectations were kept hidden and artificially padded without collaboration. We were successful, but something was preventing us from becoming a well-oiled machine.
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