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Crowdfunding is a source for commercial property loans in U.K.


  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Peer-to-peer and crowdfunding lenders are financing the purchase and development of commercial properties, in addition to residential, in the U.K. The lenders are open to cities that traditional lende… Read More

Startups see Alibaba as a strategic, long-term investor


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Alibaba has emerged as an active startup investor, one that tells executives to look beyond short-term financial goals to pursue long-term strategies. The model for that approach is Alibaba itself. Read More

Banking groups warn against CFPB database narratives


  • Hill, The

Comment letters on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposal to add detailed narratives to its consumer complaint database were due Monday, and several banking groups warned about the potent… Read More