Articles with tag: sme

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NatWest's business credit card customers are offered Apple Pay

05 Aug 2020 | Cards

NatWest has brought Apple Pay to its Business credit card customers, providing a secure and private way to pay.

NatWest, Apple Pay, credit cards, security, payment card, banks, SME, debit cards

Fintech Wiserfunding enters Indian market

05 Aug 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

UK-based fintech Wiserfunding has entered India market by launching an AI-backed credit risk assessment tool for SMEs.

UK, Wiserfunding, India, SMEs, fintech, AI, artificial intelligence, credit risk, technology, Europe, partnership, banks, non-banking financial companies, NBFCs

Tide and ClearBank join the race for Pool E fund

04 Aug 2020 | Payments General

Fintech Tide has submitted a joint bid with ClearBank as part of Banking Competition Remedies (BCR) USD 130 million Pool E fund.

Tide, ClearBank, Pool E, fintech, Banking Competition Remedies, BCR, Pool A, banking, technology, open banking, payments, SMEs

ZenBusiness acquires SME-directed fintech Joust

03 Aug 2020 | Payments General

US-based platform for micro businesses ZenBusiness has announced the acquisition of US-based fintech platform Joust

ZenBusiness, Joust, SME, fintech, partnership, platform, micro businesses, ZenBusiness Money, financial tools, Sensibill, solopreneurs, business bank account, United States, US, America

Quadient acquires accounts receivable automation fintech YayPay

03 Aug 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

France-based Quadient has announced the acquisition of US-based SaaS accounts receivable (AR) automation solution provider YayPay

Quadient, YayPay, France, accounts receivable automation, AR automation, fintech, Business Process Automation, cloud-based platform, Quadient Impress, SMEs, automated invoice delivery, payments

RHB Group launches SME financing mobile app

03 Aug 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

RHB Banking Group has launched an artificial intelligence powered ‘customer self-initiated’ SME financing mobile app.

RHB Group, SMEs, mobile app, AI, mobile app, artificial intelligence, onboarding, digitalisation, RHB BizPower Relief Financing

iwoca secures USD 130 mln in funding round

03 Aug 2020 | Payments General

Alternative lender iwoca has raised USD 130 million from an undisclosed investor. 

iwoca, CBILS, loans, SMEs, lender, banks, partnership

Elavon introduces Opayo and payment solutions to help SMEs reopen

30 Jul 2020 | Ecommerce

US-based payments provider Elavon has announced new measures to help SMEs reopen, including new payment solutions and digital commerce capabilities.

Elavon, Opayo, payment solutions, SMEs, digital commerce, ecommerce, POS, consumer behaviour, covid19, survey, Ipsos Mori, spending habits, Sage Pay, contactless payments, online shopping, business reopening

HSBC, Asian Development Bank partner for Covid-19 supply chains support

30 Jul 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

HSBC and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have announced a supply chain finance programme to support companies that provide Covid-19-related supplies.

HSBC, Asian Development Bank, covid19, supply chain finance, Asian SMEs, medical supply chains, financing, suppliers, banks, manufacturers, investors, healthcare professionals

TransferWise valuation jumps to USD 5 bln in USD 319 mln secondary share sale

29 Jul 2020 | Payments General

TransferWise has announced secondary sales amounting to a total of USD 319 million at a new valuation of USD 5 billion.

neobanks, Monzo, N26, bunq, TransferWise for Banks API, TransferWise, payments, SMEs, bank account, money transfers, cross border payments, shares, valuation

Bankera launches business loans for digital SMEs

28 Jul 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

Lithuania-based fintech Bankera has started to offer business loans for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 

Bankera, business loans, SMEs, digital sector, covid19, Bankerea Business Loans, European Commission, hackathon, lending solution, Lithuania, Europe, business invoice financing, refinancing, short-term lending services

Over 800,000 SumUp merchants accept UnionPay

27 Jul 2020 | Online Payments

The number of mobile point of sale (mPOS) SumUp merchants, which accept UnionPay cards, has increased in the last 12 months reaching a total of 800,000 across Europe. 

card payments, mPOS, SumUp, merchants, UnionPay, mobile point of sale, cardholders, SMEs, partnership

myPOS introduces metal card for SMEs

27 Jul 2020 | Cards

myPOS has launched a series of premium cards for its customers – the myPOS Visa Platinum Metal Card and myPOS Visa Platinum Silver and Gold Card. 

myPOS launch, premium cards, myPOS Visa Platinum Metal Card, myPOS Visa Platinum Silver Card, myPOS Visa Platinum Gold Card, LoungeKey, cashback, Europe, merchants, SMEs, cards, EEA, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, JCB, UPI

BPC Marketplace, Brazilian Desk to provide financial access to Micro and SMEs in LATAM

24 Jul 2020 | Ecommerce

Switzerland-based digital payment solution provider BPC has teamed with specialised market consultancy Brazilian Desk, to connect Brazilian micro and small businesses on BPC Marketplace.

BPC, Brazilian Desk, marketplace, BPC Marketplace, MSME, SME, online payments, ecommerce, financial inclusion, FMCG, agriculture, Health, Brazil, LATAM, Latin America

Infor, DBS Bank partner for global supply chains digital financing

23 Jul 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Cloud software provider Infor has partnered with Singapore-based DBS Bank to integrate digital trade financing capabilities into the Infor Nexus global network. 

Infor, DBS Bank, Asia, Singapore, digital trade financing, supply chain finance, Infor Nexus, cloud software, bank, SMEs, pre-shipment finance, supply chain data, risk, credit, capital, credit risk

Accuity, Encompass team up for KYC risk assessments

23 Jul 2020 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Accuity and Encompass Corporation have announced a strategic partnership to help customers streamline KYC processes, facilitate the quality of risk assessments, and reduce the costs of compliance.

Accuity, Encompass Corporation, partnership, KYC, risk assessments, financial crime screening, risk decisioning, onboarding, due diligence

Selina Finance announces USD 53 mln funding round to expand its business

23 Jul 2020 | Payments General

Selina Finance, a company that provides loans to SMEs in the form of flexible credit facilities, has raised USD 53 million.

loans, SMEs, funding, Selina, UK, mortgages, banking, fintech, lending, property

Ant Group unveils technology brand AntChain for express blockchain deployment

23 Jul 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Ant Group, a provider of financial services technology, and the parent company of Alipay, has launched AntChain.

Ant Group, blockchain, SMEs, Alipay, AntChain, AI, Internet of Things, IoT, secure computation, China, innovation

Mastercard leads the payments industry forward to a more sustainable future

22 Jul 2020 | Cards

Mastercard has worked with global industry players to develop a sustainable card programme for all card issuers globally.  

Mastercard, sustainable card programme, card issuers, Crédit Agricole, Mauritius Commercial Bank, Santander, Doconomy, RE100, SBTi, SMEs

Equity Bank secures USD 50 mln IFC-loan for Kenya-based SMEs amid COVID-19

22 Jul 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

World Bank Group member IFC has provided a $50 million loan to Equity Bank Kenya to help small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients facing COVID-19 challenges.  

World Bank Group, IFC, Equity Bank, Kenya, Africa, SMEs, loan, lending, COVID19, Kenyan businesses, trade, transport, pandemic, trade chain, value chain, foreign financing flow, tourism revenue