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GoFundMe Launches Centralized Hub For Campaigns Dedicated to Hurricane Maria Relief

Following Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on Puerto Rico, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has launched a centralized hub for campaigns dedicated to those affected by the massive storm. “Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm and has devastated the island. In response,… Read More

Music Sensation Ricky Martin Launches Hurricane Maria Relief Initiative on YouCaring

Over the weekend, music sensation and Puerto Rican native Ricky Martin has launched a Hurrican Maria Relief campaign on crowdfunding platform YouCaring to help those affected by the devastating storm. While sharing details about the initiative, Martin stated: “Puerto Rico is going through one of the toughest… Read More

Chicago Cubs Catcher Rene Rivera Launches Hurricane Maria Relief Campaign on GoFundMe

Following Hurricane Maria’s devastation on Puerto Rico, Chicago Cubs catcher and Puerto Rico native, Rene Rivera, and his wife have launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign dedicated to the relief efforts. The storm, which hit earlier this week, devastated Puerto Rico, with reports that at least six… Read More

Central Bank of the Bahamas to Launch its Own Fiat Digital Currency to Ensure Economy Remains Stable After Natural Disasters

The Central Bank of the Bahamas (CBOB) is reportedly preparing to launch its own fiat-based digital currency to ensure that the nation’s economy remains stable in the event of a natural disaster. CBOB governor John Rolle recently confirmed that the country was planning to release… Read More

Online Lending Platform CrowdOut Capital Surpasses $100 Million in Loans to Middle Market Companies

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On Wednesday, private lending syndication platform CrowdOut Capital announced it has funded more than $112 million in loans in less than two years. The online lender reported that accredited investors choose from its vetted loan offerings on a deal-by-deal basis. Alexander Schoenbaum, CEO of CrowdOut… Read More

Orchard Platform Initiates Analysis: Severe Weather’s Effect on U.S. Unsecured Consumer Lending Industry

That this past hurricane season wreaked economic havoc on metropolitan Houston, southern Texas, Louisiana, southern Georgia and Florida is not surprising (Hurricane Maria’s effects on Puerto Rico were not covered in this analysis); in a recent blog, Orchard Platform posted initial research how much Hurricanes Harvey… Read More

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