Industry News - March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019
This microfinance organization, which provides small-dollar loans to women entrepreneurs, release the findings of a study on how those loans impact poverty
Source: Houston Chronicle
Under the new deal announced on Thursday, Nationwide customers are able to apply for capital from BlueVine directly on the insurer’s website.
Source: Fox Business
The cooperative movement is showing that worker-owned businesses can not only survive, but thrive. It could also help communities of color, as a path to expand community investment and close the racial wealth gap.
Source: The Nation
Community banks and credit unions have a window of opportunity to fill a gap in small-business lending, but not for long. Online lenders have grabbed market share ceded by the biggest U.S. banks.
Source: The Financial Brand
Women-owned businesses continue to be a growth engine for the U.S. economy, but loans for women entrepreneurs are nearly one-third less than those of their male counterparts.