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Can SMB Lenders Maintain Sustainable LTV/CAC
Dominick DeJoy

Can SMB Lenders Maintain Sustainable LTV/CAC

In the SMB lending space, the entry of new players and the expansion of PayPal, Shopify, and Square into the merchant cash advance space will cause customer acquisition costs (CAC) to increase, while putting downward pressure on customer lifetime value (LTV).

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Bluevine Raises Series F to Expand Business Banking Suite
Dominick DeJoy

Bluevine Raises Series F to Expand Business Banking Suite

Bluevine will double down on its effort to become a one-stop-shop for SMB financial services, raising $102.5 million to expand its suite of business banking products. Bluevine’s approach differs from the default fintech strategy of de-bundling financial services.

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African Lender Lidya Expands to Europe
Dominick DeJoy

African Lender Lidya Expands to Europe

African SMB lender Lidya will expand to Eastern Europe, the Nigerian company announced, targeting $1.1 billion in European loans. The SMB lender will bring its model of fast loan disbursement first to Poland and the Czech Republic.

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Prospa Soars Above IPO Price in ASX Debut
Dominick DeJoy

Prospa Soars Above IPO Price in ASX Debut

Prospa, the Australian small business lender, debuted at $4.50 on the ASX yesterday. At a $720 million IPO market cap, Prospa joins Afterpay and Zip as Australian fintech success stories.

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