The success of the fintech industry is usually based on how disruptive (and how good) these companies’ services are, compared to conventional financial market options like a bank. So why are some fintechs looking to become more like a bank? Some are even trying to get a formal banking charter. The OCC   The Office Read More »

  By: AdaPia d’Errico The private lending industry has benefited from several years of growth in bridge financing with fix and flip, purchase, refi, and, more recently, single-family rental financing. While this growth has brought significant institutional capital off the sidelines, another group of early-adopter investors had already been making an alternative play in private Read More »

  Recently, there’s been a lot of discussion and media attention around President Trump’s order to the Department of Labor (DOL) to review what’s known as the “Fiduciary Rule”. The amount of information and conflicting arguments about the Fiduciary Rule can cause confusion.  This post is meant to help clarify the rule, who it applies Read More »

  The AlphaFlow team recently attended the IMN 5th Annual Single Family Rental Investment Forum at the Loew’s Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. The team met with some of the top industry experts, discussing the current state of the single family rental investment and lending markets. Throughout the conference, we noted one consistent theme– demand for Read More »

  As of the printing of this article the Federal Reserve had raised its benchmark lending rate a quarter point. There are an additional two rate hikes projected by most analysts for 2017. While the increased rate hike is an indicator of a strengthening economy, what do higher interest rates augur for commercial real estate Read More »

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