Tagged: covid-19

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Partners Bangalore based Fintech NIRA to Provide Personal Loans to India’s Salaried Workers

Ujjivan SFB has teamed up with NIRA in India to offer personal loans. As reported by the Economic Times, Ujjivan SFB noted that the partnership with NIRA is a key part of their business approach of using API Banking solutions as part of strategic Fintech… Read More

British Business Bank: Recovery Loan Scheme Open for Applications

The Recovery Loan Scheme is now open for application. Administered by the British Business Bank, this is a new scheme to support access to finance for UK businesses as they turn the corner on the COVID-19 health crisis. The scheme, announced at the Budget on… Read More

Australian Banking Challenger Judo Bank Shares Top Factors SMEs Need their Banking Service Providers to Deliver

Australia-based banking challenger Judo Bank has released an SME Banking Insights report for February 2021. The extensive report notes that the Australian small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) segment remains the “largest battleground for revenue, profit and growth.” The report adds that this particular segment is… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore to Help International Monetary Fund in Providing Assistance to Low-Income Nations

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) revealed on March 31, 2021, that Singapore plans to take part in global efforts to improve the overall capacity of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to provide assistance to “vulnerable” low-income nations in “dealing with the economic fallout from… Read More

European Fintech iwoca Releases New Index on the SME Lending Landscape

European Fintech firm iwoca has released a new index on the SME lending landscape. As noted in a blog post by iwoca, the company’s “SME Expert Index” is described as “an exclusive” index that includes UK brokers which “gives specialist insight on the health of… Read More

Egyptian Fintech Association Partners International Finance Corporation to Support Local Businesses

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is a member of the World Bank Group, and the Egyptian Fintech Association recently teamed up in order to support entrepreneurship in the financial technology sector. Both organizations intend to offer support to the MENA region naton’s private sector… Read More

British Business Bank Reports that 1.63 Million Loans Have Delivered £75.1 Billion for Firms Impacted by COVID-19

Last week, the British Business Bank updated on progress pertaining to loans given to UK firms impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Originated under several government programs designed to support businesses during a difficult time, the Bank said that 1,630,155 government-guaranteed loans worth £75.1… Read More

Digital Banking: State Bank of Pakistan Releases New Guidelines for Virtual Banks, but Cash Is Still King in the Country

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, announced on Friday (March 26, 2021) that it has started working on a separate set of guidelines for virtual banks which will focus on “regional regulatory trends,” according to a report from local sources. As… Read More

Malaysian Digital Wallet Provider Boost Joins PayNet Real-Time Retail Payment Platform

Digital wallet provider Boost recently revealed that it’s now a part of the PayNet Real Time Retail Payment Platform (RPP). Boost confirmed that it will be adopting DuitNow QR (beginning on March 26, 2021). DuitNow QR is the national QR code standard used in Malaysia…. Read More

Engage People CTO Len Covello Provides Key Insights on how Loyalty Points are “Often-Overlooked” Alternative Payment Option

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We recently caught up with Len Covello, CTO at Engage People, a global loyalty tech company. Covello explained how loyalty points are an often-overlooked alternative payment option. Covello talked about how the demand for having the flexibility to pay with points as easy as credit… Read More

Fintech Become, an Online Lending Platform for SMEs, Shares Insights on Customer Satisfaction and Digital Commerce

Fintech firm Become, an online lending platform for SMEs, has shared insights on what may be considered the “real value” of creating a happy or satisfied customer. According to Become, that really is “the million-dollar” (or now billion-dollar due to inflation) question in the world… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company SaNOtize Moves Forward with Anti-COVID Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray, Approved for Sale

OurCrowd portfolio company SaNOtize Research & Development Corp. has received interim approval to sell its COVID-19 treatment Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS). The spray is said to protect users from viruses that enter the body through the upper nasal pathways. The spray will be sold… Read More

Claire Davidson from Banking Challenger Branch Explains how Earned Wage Access Services can Improve Workers’ Financial Wellbeing

Claire Davidson from banking challenger Branch notes that during the past year, healthcare workers have had to deal with both mental and physical challenges “like none other.” This may have included risking their own lives during the COVID-19 pandemic to mental and emotional stress and… Read More

LendInvest Shares Case Study Outlining Process of Stepping in with £3.6M Development Exit Loan Following Covid Delays

Property finance marketplace LendInvest has published a Case Study, which outlines the process of “stepping in with a £3.6m development exit loan following Covid delays.” You may also view LendInvest’s Development Exit products and complete range of short-term lending options by visiting the company’s intermediaries… Read More

James Teodorini from Currencycloud Reveals how Salary Finance Services are Improving Financial Wellbeing of Workers

Currencycloud, a cross-border payment platform, notes that a lot has changed since March 2020, when the financial markets crashed (after awareness about COVID became more widespread). The COVID crisis has led to the largest global upheaval since the past few decades. It has touched the… Read More

Women Entrepreneurs Reveal how they Launched Small Businesses During Pandemic, Supported by Digital Payments with PayPal

The Research and Insights team at PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) notes that when the COVID-19 pandemic began, Jennifer Vaughan started noticing a visible change in her business’s customer base. Usually, Jennifer’s “high-end” paper store, Mulberry Paper and More, had been appealing to professional artists. However, Jennifer… Read More

UK’s Asset-backed P2P Lender Ablrate Reports Third Year of Profitability, Platform Generated £93,000 in Profits in Latest FY

Asset-backed lending platform Ablrate has recorded its largest full financial year (FY) profits to date, even though there was a significant decline in turnover following the COVID-19 outbreak. As first reported by P2P Finance News, Ablrate’s owner, Aviation and Tech Capital, reveals that the P2P… Read More

Regtech: Juniper Research Reveals that Safe Digital Onboarding will be Key Focus of Regulatory Tech

Juniper Research recently published a report titled, “The Role of Regtech in a Post-Pandemic World.” Juniper Research notes that during the past few years, the concept of Regtech or regulatory technology has taken on a lot of importance within the financial services sector and in… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company SaNOtize’s COVID Treatment Reduces Viral Load by 95% in 24 Hours

OurCrowd portfolio company SaNOtize says that a UK clinical trial has delivered solid results as COVID-19 treatment. A self-administered nasal spray is said to reduce the viral load by more than 95% in 24 hours and by 99% in 72 hours. Trial results indicated that… Read More

Yann Murciano, CEO at Blend Network, Reveals Why He Launched UK-based P2P Online Lending Platform

The team at UK-based Blend Network, an online P2P lender, notes that today’s “online” or digital world has made it easy for us to engage in e-commerce, work online or remotely, and even make investments via Internet-based platforms. Blend Network confirms that they’ll be conducting… Read More

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