NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LendIt, the world's largest show in lending and fintech, announced that they have selected Sean Murray of deBanked as a finalist in the Best Journalist Coverage category for the first annual LendIt Awards. The Best Journalist Coverage finalists were awarded to the journalists who have provided the most insightful and original coverage about lending innovation and fintech.
Murray was selected as a finalist out of hundreds of applicants worldwide and by more than 30 industry experts who judged finalists representing innovation, emerging talent and top performers. Murray will compete for top honors within his award category at The LendIt Awards Ceremony on March 7 at the LendIt conference in New York City.
"Having been on the front lines of emerging and later stage FinTech companies for the past five years, we wanted to unveil our own best of the best industry accolades," said Jason Jones, Co-Founder, LendIt. "We were positively overwhelmed with the high number and high caliber of entrees. These finalists represent some of the most innovative companies that are radically improving financial services through technology."
"I launched deBanked in 2010 to originally cover innovations taking place in alternative finance and payments," Murray said. "A lot has changed since then. I'm truly honored and humbled to be named a finalist for best journalist coverage," he added. "deBanked's stories are read by hundreds of thousands of people each year, suggesting that lending innovation and fintech have become mainstream."
deBanked® is a registered trademark of Raharney Capital, LLC. Launched in 2010, the company publishes a print magazine, email newsletters and an online blog. In conjunction with CounselorLibrary®, deBanked introduced the merchant cash advance industry's first training and certification course, Merchant Cash Advance Basics. Through joint surveys conducted with investment bank Bryant Park Capital, deBanked also publishes a quarterly confidence index of small business financing CEOs.
LendIt is the world's largest event series dedicated to connecting the fintech and lending community. Our conferences bring together the leading lending platforms, investors, and service providers in our industry for unparalleled educational, networking, and business development opportunities.
LendIt hosts three conferences annually: our flagship conference LendIt USA as well as LendIt Europe in London and LendIt China in Shanghai. LendIt USA 2017 will be held in New York from March 6 - 7. Learn more at http://www.lendit.com/.