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Small business loan support scheme unveiled by Mandelson

The government today unveiled a scheme to secure some £20 billion of short term lending to support ... to convert debt into equity. Phil Orford, chief executive of the Forum of Private Business, expressed [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 17:29:05

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TARP II: The Wrath of TALF

In normal times the Federal Reserve responds to crises by using teeny, gold-plated hydraulic levers to raise and lower interest rates ... which it will lend up to $200 billion to support the issuance of debt backed by consumer and small-business debt -- such as credit-card loans, student debt, auto loans and loans backed by the Small [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 15:35:02

The Venture Capital Infusions

From Entrepreneur.com : It’s not often that America’s small businesses get $2 billion in federal funds set aside just for them. But that’s what happened when President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act this February.  Better known as the stimulus bill, the ARRA changed the rules for a little-known SBA program that loans money to qualified VC firms called Small Business Investment Corporations, or SBICs. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-09 14:00:00

MICROCAPITAL STORY: US Secretary of State Designate Hilary Clinton Refers to Obama’s Mother, Ann Dunham; Implies Microfinance Would be an Important Part of her Agenda

At a confirmation hearing before the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, US Secretary of State designate Hilary Clinton, ... firsthand how small loans given to poor women to start small businesses can raise standards ... with civil and business communities in promoting microfinance for the past nearly 30 years. The USAID [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 16:00:23

Government Grants

Many people feel that grants are temporary loans. Well, it is not so. Grants means in simple words a favor ... , personal cash, students, research, small business etc. Now, many people are actually not aware about this. I wanted to start a small business and my friend told me to apply for small business grant [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 15:15:28

At Last - Looking at the Customer from Their Point of View

Stessa Cohen and Kristin Moyer here.  Wells Fargo announced that it is launching an online loan-consolidation repayment program in combination with ... “How to really pay off credit card debt” “How to get a small business loan in a credit crunch” ... a savings tool:  the Wells Fargo Debt Pay Down Solution.  This solution will let customers [more...]

Date: 2008-12-15 14:46:25


News.... Commandos smash Taliban bomb factory. Score one for the good guys. Pentagon: 61 ex-Guantanamo inmates return to terrorism ... to travel in flying car from London to Timbuktu... yes, really. Ok that is cool ... . We need it ASAP. Lord Mandelson unveils multi-billion pound loan scheme to help small businesses [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 15:46:30

FEMA streamlines citizen aid requests (UPDATED)

Failure and embarrassment must be good motivators. After Hurricane Katrina, FEMA allowed victims to file for aid online, ... agencies, you can do other stuff, too: apply for a small business loan, file a change of address with the Social Security Administration, apply for a student loan, and check on the status [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 03:03:24


Success is one of those things that is very inspiring to me and probably most of you ... such and such business for 30 million or some large odd number. To me because I am not there yet, success stories ... microlending (small loans) in other countries to start businesses and to try to get ahead. Well, because [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:30:53

Nixon Orders Small Business Loans To Kick Start Jobs Plan

WATCH THE KY3 NEWS @ 10 REPORT HEREGovernor Jay Nixon signs 3 executive orders:Directing the state to create a pool of $2 million dollars in low-interest and no-interest direct loans to small businesses.Establishing a task force to identify ways the state can best attract fuel [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 05:14:00

Obama's Big Chance

Albeit reluctantly, the Senate gave the go-ahead to release the additional $350 billion in TARP funding contemplated by the original plan ... at companies receiving funds, provide more loans to small businesses and ensure “taxpayers can see [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 04:29:19

Start Up Loans

So I keep hearing about this web site for small business owners. I have seen them before and didn't really think much about them ... and debt consolidation. I was very surprised at what they offered and would suggest them to any ... . The site is designed to provide Start-Up Loans for people who want to get their own business [more...]

Date: 2008-10-31 02:55:16

P2P Lending Gets Tougher As Another Door Opens

With Prosper and Loanio working on regulatory paperwork, LendingClub was the only peer-to-peer lender in town last quarter ... % for the highest-rated borrowers to 20.11% for the lowest. Borrowers are using the loans for debt consolidation, education, small business and other expenses under $25,000. The increase in traffic [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 15:36:17

Kiva Card a Simple Way to do Serious Good

We all seem to be broke these days. Why would anyone in their right mind want to donate money during a financial crisis? Easy ... the gamut from car repair shops to small farms. Business owners generally take their loans very [more...]

Date: 2008-10-15 17:07:46

"A surge of inflation is sure to follow". Fed fault line grows.

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Key fault lines are emerging at the Federal Reserve over the central bank's journey into uncharted monetary policy ... - saying the Fed's plan to purchase consumer and small business loans with the help of the Treasury [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 02:35:13

SBA Loans Plummet

During the first quarter of its 2009 fiscal year (which is the last three months of 2008), the Small Business Administration dropped the total number of loans it backed by 57 percent ... s loan, meaning that 7(a) loans are actually provided by lenders who participate with the SBA [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 14:32:25

Barack Obama Draws 100,000 to St. Louis Rally

Wow. This is impressive no matter your political persuasion ... have disappeared. The credit crisis has left businesses large and small unable to get loans, which [more...]

Date: 2008-10-19 04:51:44

Crist 'gardening' plan survives Senate vote

The $10-million Crist administration small business jobs program known as "economic gardening" isn't growing much except opposition ... for loans of up to $250,000 to create new jobs. But Senate Democratic Leader Al Lawson called it "corporate ... Beach Post report that the business consultant who drafted parts of the proposal also wants [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 16:49:29

Crist's 'gardening' proposal survives Senate vote

The $10-million Crist administration small business jobs program known as "economic gardening" isn't growing much except opposition ... for loans of up to $250,000 to create new jobs. But Senate Democratic Leader Al Lawson called it "corporate ... Beach Post report that the business consultant who drafted parts of the proposal also wants [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 16:45:55

Putting Out Fires During Noah’s Flood, Or Eyeless In Gaza Part II

Paul Krugman had a short post recently drawing attention to a rather foolish and ill-thought-outstatement originating in the mouth of German Finance ... sure that a policy of cheap money does not lead to a new growth bubble founded on credit ... by debt,” Apart from the point Krugman wants to implicitly make about interest rates, the point [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 08:21:49

Downturn Pounds Commercial Real Estate

And despite the tone of this article, some people believe it will be worse than the residential crash: Contractors, ... reeling from a historic housing depression. “This is a rolling problem that’s only going ... values. “Businesses need to be able to access the credit market when their debt comes due [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 15:04:37

The Garrett, Watts Report (January 15, 2009)

To Our Clients, Colleagues and Friends, Okay, so Chase is out of wholesale.  (1) They have no more wholesale division, (2) ... s warehouse lending division apparently won’t issue lines to mortgage bankers who do more than a small amount ... .  But the New York Times will be forever, right?  Well, think again.  They have $1.0 billion of debt [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 16:11:27

Refinances Booming? Not As Much As You Think

Discount all the reports you read about Americans lining up to refinance their mortgages and take advantage of the lowest rates ever ... down. Only about a third of U.S. mortgage debt outstanding is likely to qualify for refinancing ... or Freddie Mac in the highest-cost areas. “The refinance boom is mostly impacting the people who need help [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 00:46:03

Bank Of China VP:Govts’ Bailouts Not Solved Roots Of Problem

SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)–Bank of China Ltd. (3988.HK) Vice President Zhu Min said bailout plans by governments around the world to rescue markets ... Rising default risks in industrial loans and consumer credit caused by a recession in the global ... years, we could see more medium- and small-sized banks collapse, a lot of hedge funds [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 02:37:15

Tech Stimuli

The tech industry is, naturally, pleased about today's proposed $825 billion stimulus package from House Democrats ... for broadband and wireless services in underserved areas to strengthen the economy and provide business ... grant program to encourage electric vehicle technologies. Renewable Energy Loan Guarantees [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 04:13:31

The Poverty Business

Sorry if this appears to be an older article, and not latest headlines, just thought it was interesting - loki The Poverty Business Inside U.S ... into Byrider, Tsosie drove off, jubilant, in a 1999 Saturn subcompact she bought entirely on credit ... access to credit has put cars, computers, credit cards, and even homes within reach for many [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 00:45:24

6 Money Management Software For Personal Finance (Freelancer’s Special)

Being a freelancer is not easy and more so in these troubled times of worldwide recession ... get themselves under debt by making certain bad decisions or investments. Lets take a look ... which was first introduced back in 1991. It can be used to keep record of loans, mortgages [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 14:41:12

Emotional, financial and legal advice on surviving redundancy

Keep calm Remember you're not alone Redundancy can be a devastating, sometimes brutal, experience but it's not your fault. "You aren't responsible for the vagaries of the western economic cycle. You didn't start the credit crunch in your own backyard," says Phillip Hodson, a fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 14:45:20

Increasing Money Supply

Readers Question: I’d like to ask you about routine ways (apart from so called “printing new money”) ... expenses rather than only for the central bank’s loans, new money being issued in that or other way ... of money by Banks - If banks hold a small % of bank deposits as cash, they can lend out more cash [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 07:31:13


I'm not surprised politicians are exasperated with the banks' apparent reluctance to lend money to consumers and businesses at “reasonable” rates ... s announcement of a pale imitation of a Tory scheme for taxpayers to underwrite bank loans to try and increase the amount of lending.Mind you, talk of the government stepping in to underwrite bank loans [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 22:23:00

Done in Detroit

No running of the bulls. Less pyrotechnics. Fewer super cars—for me, this was the best of the eight Detroit auto shows I’ve officially attended ... s show was all business. Like watching your teenager take out the garbage without being asked ... corps, we got some real credible product and business news. And without some surprise or irony [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 16:29:02

Free lunch? - What does UK government funding mean to startups?

This is a guest post by Nick Halstead, CEO and founder of fav.or.it As I am in the midst of raising another round of funding for fav.or ... your Intellectual Property. The problem though is that since the beginning of the credit crunch the Banks ... up to £1.3bn of new lending by banks.’ However, there is one BIG problem, the banks still do not want [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 09:25:59

Outsourcing Entrepreneur Admits Giant Accounting Fraud

SmartCompany: India’s business sector is reeling after revelations that the boss of outsourcing giant Satyam Computer Services has falsified the ... that $1.4 billion in cash and bank loans the company listed as assets on its balance sheet last September did not actually exist. Raju said in his letter that the fraud started off small but grew [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 20:02:35

Only Rats Get Fat as Misdirected Bailout and Stimulus Funds go Down the Rat Hole

By Dave Lindorff Congress should do now what it should have done back in the fall: kill the Wall Street bailout program. After wasting $350 billion on a program that was misrepresented from the outset, and investing hundreds of billions of dollars in failing financial institutions that it could have bought outright for less than it was [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 16:33:04

January Effect for Credit But Not Equities

Good Evening: 2009 has put seven trading days into the books, and it already bears a passing resemblance to the opening days of 2008. Falling stock prices, rising bond prices, a strong yen, and slumping commodities represent moves that could have been plucked from the headlines during January (or almost any month) [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 03:49:07

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/8/2009

The latest word is that an agreement with Russia has been reached, and the flow through the gas pipeline will resume.Also, look for the storming of the Israeli consulate in Montreal, as well as other Gaza-inspired violence around the world.Thanks to AA, Abu Elvis, Insubria, JD, Tuan Jim, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 04:49:00

Full Text: Barack Obama on Economy | Economic Recovery and Reinvestment | January 8, 2009

(Source: Office of the President-Elect) Throughout America’s history, there have been some years that simply rolled into the next without much notice or fanfare.  Then there are the years that come along once in a generation – the kind that mark a clean break from a troubled past, and set a new course for our nation [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 18:00:11

First Draft Of Stimulus Package

SUMMARY: AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT Action and Action Now! The economy is in a crisis not seen since the Great Depression. Credit is frozen, consumer purchasing power is in decline, in the last four months the country has lost 2 million jobs and we are expected to lose another 3 to 5 million in the next year [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:03:30


STIMULATE THIS! So now it’s time for another bailout.  The one last month didn’t do the trick, apparently.  800 billion wasn’t quiiiiite enough.   We’re gonna have to try harder. Hey I got an idea for stimulating the economy.  Everybody who reads this, go to www.garygraham.com and buy my damn book!  (ACTING & Other Flying Lessons) [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 19:58:57

Ask the M-Network: What to do if you’re deep in debt

Last week the M-Network rolled out a new feature:  Ask the M-Network.  This week, we’re going to answer a question about debt from one of my readers ... to know if this is credit card debt or some other debt - there is a big difference. If credit card debt, then you might want to think about going to a consolidation company who can work on your behalf [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 12:00:07

Are you in need of money?

There is economic crises worlwide. So many companies closed and many were affected and become unemployed ... . You are allowed in any personal purposes like vacation , home improvements , car repair ... And there is NO CREDIT CHECK required, so anyone can apply. Get started now by completing [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 02:43:00

Rough going ahead

“Over the next 12 months, markets could experience sharp volatility swings ... analysis and see where his take on things can be of benefit to this industry’s bottom line. Information ... be put to good use by truckers large and small to help navigate the tricky economic waters [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 19:19:52

Keys to Obtaining Business Loans for Small Businesses

by Peter Zirch At this very moment, there is a serious downturn in the overall economy. The effects on business are being felt everywhere ... can get your business a Business Loans, fast and easy. Read more at Small Business Loan You are welcome ... loans for business entrepreneurs in need. With the current economic black cloud hovering over [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 19:38:41

Will All Be Well, And End Well, In Estonia?

Well, there doesn’t seem to much room for doubt at this point does there, the Baltic Economies are in the van of the European economic slowdown for 2009, just as they were leading the charge up in 2007, and all that debate about whether we were going to get a hard landing or a soft one seems now so out of date and and old hat as we watch how [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 15:59:56

My Predictions for 2009… and What I Got Wrong in 2008

Hi Guys, Happy New Year! It’s been a while since we last caught up. I hope you are well and that you had a wonderful holiday and a very happy New Year. I was on vacation for the holidays. We had a terrific break. We took our three boys to Disney World. What a treat! We go once a year usually around President’s Day weekend [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 21:43:37

NEWS WIRE: Recession squeezes even philanthropies of Gates, Allen

Source: The Seattle Times. Original news wire here. The dreams were audacious, and the money flowing to pursue them set records. Bill Gates called for eradicating malaria; Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus predicted world poverty would be cut in half by 2015 and eliminated 15 years later; [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 05:01:06

Northern Rock investors tell court they were cheated

Former shareholders in Northern Rock yesterday accused the government of cheating them of compensation when the bank was nationalised last year. In the high court, lawyers representing the two largest shareholders argued that the government had unfairly rigged an independent valuation of the bank to ensure investors would end up with next to [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 00:01:00

Banking 101

Balance Sheets contain Assets, Liabilities and Equity.  Assets:  Bank Assets are primarily Cash, Liquid Securities (those that can be converted to cash very quickly and usually Treasury Securities), Loans ... what they owe to Depositors in checking or savings accounts, Loans usually from the Federal Reserve &amp [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 20:19:04

Mindful of the Miracles

On Tuesdays, I pay bills. This week, I paid all the bills. I can't remember the last time I was able to do that —just write the checks, matter-of-factly, in order of due date, without having to shuffle anything to the back of the pile or dial an 800 number to ask for more time. It seemed like a miracle. It is a miracle [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:50:33

Top 10 Trends In Managing Small Business Finances in 2009

There’s not much good news to report on the financial front as we move into 2009. Layoffs are occurring at breakneck speed and “out of business” signs are in high demand for many small business owners. Overall, the landscape is different than it has been for a long time, [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 08:12:29

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