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Stripe Closes All Offices Amid Coronavirus Outbreak; Continues to Pay Vendors to Hold Jobs For Hourly Employees Unable to Work

Payments platform Stripe announced on Thursday it has officially shut down all its offices and all employees, as well as on-site contractors, are working from home. Prior to this announcement, Stripe announced it closed its San Francisco office, but kept the offices in Amsterdam, Berlin,… Read More

Monzo Introduces Business Banking Accounts

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Tuesday the launch of its new business banking accounts. The banking group reported that it has spent the past twelve months building the account to make banking “effortless” for small businesses.  Monzo’s team explained: “We want our business accounts… Read More

Mastercard Joins Forces With Samsung to Enable Digital Access to Consumers & Businesses Through Pay on Demand Platform

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Mastercard announced on Thursday it has formed a global partnership with Samsung in order to enable digital access to consumers and small businesses in emerging markets through its extensible Pay on Demand platform. According to Mastercard, the Pay on Demand platform is designed to accelerate… Read More

Fintech TransferWise Explains How it Can Assist Estonian E-Residents in Establishing Business Operations

Estonia’s e-residency program is a government-backed digital identity initiative that allows individuals and companies to launch a new business in the European nation, even if they do not physically reside there. For example, if you are a German citizen, and are living in Singapore and… Read More

Australian Fintech Airwallex Joins Forces With Visa to Launch Borderless Card for Businesses

Airwallex, an Australia-based fintech company, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Visa to launch the Airwallex Borderless Card for business. According to Airwallex, the new card will enable Airwallex account holders to pay suppliers in seconds and “empower” their teams to make corporate… Read More

Enterprise App Platform Padoq Now Seeking £850,000 Through Equity Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs

Padoq, a UK-based enterprise app platform, is now seeking to raise a minimum of £850,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company is currently offering 14.65% in equity at a £4,952,400 pre-money valuation. Founded in 2017, Padoq describes itself as a community network… Read More

Starling Bank Adds First Legal Services Partner to Business Marketplace

UK-based digital banking platform Starling Bank announced on Monday it has added its first legal services partner, Sparqa Legal, to its business marketplace. According to Starling, the partnership will bring affordable legal services to the marketplace’s 88,000 small business customers. “Starling Business Account holders can… Read More

Billtrust Forms New Partnership With Priority Commercial Payments to Enable Automated Acceptance For Business Payment Network Merchants

Billtrust, a fintech firm focused on B2B payment cycle management, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with Priority Commercial Payments to provide merchants the technology and support to streamline reconciliation of commercial payments captured through the BPN platform. Billtrust reported that through… Read More

HSBC Debuts Next Generation Virtual Accounts For Corporate & Institutional Clients

HSBC announced on Monday the launch of its new Next Generation Virtual Accounts to help wholesale clients increase their cash management efficiency by consolidating bank accounts and centralizing transactions. HSBC reported that through the accounts clients may consolidate hundreds of bank accounts into a handful… Read More

Growth Street Surpasses 2,500 Investors & Launches IFISA

UK-based business lender Growth Street announced on Tuesday it has surpassed 2,500 investors, while simultaneously launching its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). The lending platform reported that by offering a 5.8% annual fixed rate of return, the Growth Street ISA has a one-year fixed term, and… Read More

P2Binvestor Teams Up With Pacific Mercantile Bank to Offer Customer-Tailored Lines of Credit For California Businesses

Marketplace lender P2Binvestor (P2Bi) announced on Thursday it has collaborated with Pacific Mercantile Bank to offer custom-tailored lines of credit to California-based businesses. According to P2Bi, the first such business to benefit from this newly formed fintech and bank relationship was a company with more than… Read More

Square Introduces Debit Card for Businesses

Payment process platform Square announced on Thursday the launch of its new debit cards for businesses. Square reported that the Square Card is a free business debit card designed to help business owners more effectively manage cash flow by providing immediate access to their balance, which is… Read More

American Express Launches New Virtual Payments Offering For Business Expenses

American Express (NYSE:AXP) announced on Thursday the launch of American Express Go, a new digital solution to help mid-sized and large companies efficiently handle business expenses for temporary workers, recruits, and employees without Corporate Cards. According to the financial giant, American Express Go features a Virtual Card… Read More

Multi-Currency Payments Platform WorldFirst Launches World Account for U.S. Businesses

WorldFirst, a UK-based multi-currency payments platform, announced on Tuesday it launched its World Account for U.S. businesses and online sellers. The solution made its debut after being launched by WorldFirst Co-Founder and CEO Jonathan Quin and Managing Director Jeff Parker while they were on stage… Read More

Bank of America Merrill Debuts Mobile Wallets For Business Cardholders

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced on Thursday it is launching mobile wallets specifically for business cardholders. The banking group reported that starting this September, mobile wallets will begin to make its commercial clients’ lives easier through faster, more secure and more efficient business purchases… Read More

Revolut Introduces FreeAgent Integration For Business Customers

On Thursday, Revolut announced it was introducing FreeAgent Integration to Revolut for Business. FreeAgent,  a UK-based accounting software, is now available to all business customers. Revolut stated that the integration, which is its first ever integration, will allow customers to stay on top of their cash flows, as well… Read More

The Crowdfunding Centre Opens New All-Female BizFundingAccelerator

On Thursday, the Crowdfunding Centre announced it has opened its all-female BizFunding Accelerator. The launch of the program comes after Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness campaign revealed the main barriers to women starting a business are around raising money and financial security. According to program co-founder/director, Kay Klug, the key… Read More

Creators of gamesGRABR Return to Crowdcube: Seeks £250,000 For New SaaS Social Platform “GRABR”

The creators of the platforms gamesGRABR and bookGRABR, have returned to equity crowdfunding portal Crowdcube to raise £250,000 for its new SaaS social media platform, GRABR. The new site is set to allow brands to create their own social network and engage directly with consumers.  Those that use… Read More

Brief: Seedrs Joins Mayor of London’s International Business Programme

On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced it is joining the Mayor of London’s International Programme. The programme reportedly offers mentoring, expert advice and real business opportunities for high-growth companies in the life sciences, technology and urban sectors. We’re excited to be joining the Mayor’s International… Read More

Biz2Credit Forms Strategic Partnership With Customers Bank

Biz2Credit, an online platform for small business funding, announced at the Money20/20 conference a partnership with Customers Bank (NYSE: CUBI), a community-based, full-service bank with assets of approximately $7.6 billion. Biz2Credit will power a fully digital experience for the bank’s small business customers and bank staff. Biz2Credit and… Read More

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