For Release April 25, 2015, 8:00 a.m.
Contact: Marilyn Pearlman 404.298.6910
Atlanta, GA — April 25, 2015 The Small Business Finance Institute (SBFI) announced that its Managing Director, Charles Green, will be among the national finance leaders to address the planned 2nd Annual AltLend Summit: Innovative Finance for Small Business Conference in New York City, July 20-21, 2015.
As disruptive lending products and models continue to send shockwaves throughout the small business lending landscape, the time has come to ask some important questions about regulation, innovation, and opportunity. While technology enabled investors to employ alternative data sources and innovate financial underwriting, major questions remain as to how will traditional banks respond? Is customer adaptation inevitable or sustainable? Can current models and products be benchmarked and stress-tested? Where will the next disruption come from—new data sets? Industry alliances? Regulation?
“Last year, ALTLend was the first place that the innovative lending sector met to learn from each other and try to begin cooperating together on a number of important issues they each face: regulation, credit information sharing and pricing transparency,” said Green. “I fully expect this meeting will be overflowing to keep that conversation growing.”
The conference will also include speakers from participating companies Lendio, SmartBiz, PayNet, Biz2Credit, Funding Circle, Kabbage, QED Investors, TD Bank, Business Backer and more.
For more information about the conference, go to Financial Research Associates.
Green formed SBFI to provide resources and training to the commercial lending sector and has a 30+ year career in the small business financing. He recently published “Banker’s Guide to New Small Business Finance,” (2014, John Wiley & Sons) that provides insight into the innovative financing sector. In addition, he authored Get Financing Now (2012, McGraw-Hill) and The SBA Loan Book, 3rd Edition (2011, Adams Media).
Small Business Finance Institute offers resources to commercial lenders to meet the challenges of client financing, industry changes and career advancement. For more info visit SBFI.org.
CHARLES GREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW.
Contact: Marilyn Pearlman, 404.298.6910 or