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Alternative investments such as direct or alternative lending are evolving and often in the news.  Article after article are being written about the need for and growth of alternative, (non-bank) lending.   The common theme of the articles is alternative lending is lucrative, growing and here to stay.

Lendvestments has a proven and sound strategy of investing in alternative lending.  We have made your decision to get started with Lendvestments Funds easier by providing you with relevant articles that demystify and educate you on the opportunities, popularity and risks etc. Read these press clippings to learn more and to start investing with Lendvestments Funds.

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By Miles Johnson | November 2nd, 2014

Hedge funds have begun lending to businesses such as fish and chip shops.

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By Rob Allard | November 11th, 2015

Editor’s Note: Drawn by attractive risk-adjusted returns relative to most traded credit vehicles, institutional investor interest in the private debt….

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By Admin | May 24th, 2017

Interest among direct lending investors is increasingly focused on opportunities in the lower middle market, according to….

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Karen Mills | August 25, 2014

Banks are the principal source of outside capital for small businesses, but there have….

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By Karen Mills | August 4th, 2014

Lending to small businesses has not returned to levels seen before the financial crisis….

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By Jeremy Quittner | July 22nd, 2014

Now that we’re about four years out from the depths of the Great Recession, it’s time to get some clarity on what exactly happened to the 28 million small businesses so vital to the economy….

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By Karen Mills | July 22nd, 2014

Small businesses are core to America’s economic competitiveness. Not only do they employ half of the nation’s private sector workforce….

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By Karen Mills | July 21nd, 2014

Small businesses are core to America’s economic competitiveness. Not only do they employ half of the nation’s private sector workforce….

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By Ianthe Jeanne Dugan | January 7th, 2014

When Khien Nguyen needed $180,000 to open his 13th nail salon near Philadelphia in November, he didn’t go to a bank. Mr. Nguyen’s credit score….

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By John M. Mason | January 10th, 2014

More and more, the financial industry is changing. Tuesday, January 7, the Wall Street Journal published a front-page article on what many are calling Merchant Funding….

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By Peter Rudegeair | June 28, 2015

Mr. Chang is the latest investor to become enamored with the promise of “fintech” companies that aim to displace banks in many aspects of consumer and business lending. In the first three months of 2015, private companies that offer loans online raised a record $542.2 million in equity, a 76% increase from the same period a year earlier, according to data from Dow Jones Venture Source…..

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By Anna Prior | August 25, 2014

Enter alternative lenders—a booming group of online firms aimed at small companies that can’t get what they need from regular sources.But that flexibility and speed come at a price. But that flexibility and speed come at a price. Annual percentage rates can soar north of 100%….

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By Ruth Simon| Nov. 26, 2015

The biggest banks in the U.S. are making far fewer loans to small businesses than they did a decade ago, ceding market share to alternative lenders that charge significantly higher rates…..

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By Phyllis Furman| November 4, 2013

Three years ago, Hoffman and his wife decided to expand their business and build a small bakery in the basement of their restaurant to bake their own rolls…..

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By Conor Dougherty | Feb 1, 2013

Most investors use individual retirement accounts to buy stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Gordon Berger uses one to buy distressed homes and apartment…..

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By Emily Maltby | June 30, 2011

Small businesses expected 2011 to be the moment a years-long credit freeze would finally begin to thaw. But borrowing has only gotten worse……

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