Lending & Borrowing

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  3. Find The Right Discount Rate Amid Post-2007 Risks

    OIS discounting has become part of standard valuation techniques, in a market in ...
  4. Eyeing a Loan? Consider Skipping the Banks

    Peer-to-peer lending platforms, such as Lending Tree, Lending Club and Prosper, offer ...
  5. Funding A Startup When Bank Loans Aren't Possible

    There are alternative ways to fund your business start-up when it is not possible ...
  6. Will Alex Tsipras Change The European Economy?

    A debt default and a Euro exit by Greece's leaders would likely cause more harm to ...
  1. Eyeing a Loan? Consider Skipping the Banks

    Peer-to-peer lending platforms, such as Lending Tree, Lending Club and Prosper, offer ...
  2. American Express: Headwinds and Tailwinds

    Any investors considering a position in American Express need to know these important ...
  3. This Is An Alternative Investment You Didn't ...

    The trick isn’t to buy the stock of the San Francisco-based LendingClub — it’s to ...
  4. How Visa Counts On Your Free-Spending Ways

    The credit card transaction business is so profitable, Visa Inc. doesn't even bother ...
  5. U.S. Bancorp Finds It Harder To Top Itself

    The fifth-largest U.S. bank by deposits and among the very best in terms of return ...
  6. BB&T Looks For Loan Growth, Cost-Cuts To Drive ...

    Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on ...
  1. Why do banks used the Five Cs of Credit?

    Learn the five Cs of credit, why they are important and how banks use them to understand and mitigate risks when making loans ...
  2. What is the difference between a term and open repurchase agreement?

    Learn about the main difference between a term and open repurchase agreement, including when each is used and how the interest ...
  3. What is the difference between a repurchase agreement and reverse repurchase agreement?

    Learn how a repurchase agreement is a form of collateralized lending and a reverse repurchase agreement is a form of collateralized ...
  4. How is a bank guarantee different from a traditional loan?

    Read about the differences between a traditional bank loan and a bank guarantee, and why a third party might require a guarantee ...
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