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Finance BPO Virrtue Acquires UK Accounting Firm Virgate

Virrtue, a Texas-based finance and accounting business process outsourcing (BPO) company, announced its acquisition of Virgate, a technology-driven accounting services firm based in Gloucester, England. This move is set to enhance Virrtue’s technological capabilities and expand its footprint in the UK and European markets. Arvind… Read More

Finastra and Tesselate Launch Trade Finance Service

Finastra, a provider of financial software applications and marketplaces, and Tesselate, a consultancy, have announced the launch of an end-to-end pre-packaged service for faster and easier online trade finance. Tegula Trade Finance as a Service, powered by Finastra Trade Innovation and Corporate Channels, enables US… Read More

Malaysia: Maybank Introduces Transition Finance Framework in ASEAN at COP28 Dubai

Maybank launched its Transition Finance Framework, the “first” by a Malaysian bank at the United Nations Framework of Convention on Climate Change’s 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) in Dubai, in a continued effort to drive transition finance. The launch was witnessed by Nik Nazmi Nik… Read More

Survey on Access to Finance of European Enterprises Reveals Continued Tightening in Reported Financing Conditions

In the latest round of the twice-yearly Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises (SAFE) in the euro area, covering the period from April to September 2023, firms reported “an increase in turnover, although the net percentage was lower than in the previous survey… Read More

European Personal Finance Firm Iute Group Reports Latest Operational Results

Iute Group reports that its performing loans portfolio and revenue continued to grow in the 9 months of 2023. The company has further shared the following financial and operational updates: Number of active customers declined “to 282 thousand (31 Dec. 2022: 293 thousand) but the… Read More

Westbrooke’s Yield Plus UK Secured Private Debt Fund Receives £25M Revolving Credit Facility from RMB

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management UK Limited are pleased to announce the completion of a £25m credit facility to Westbrooke Yield Plus Plc. This strategic move has opened new doors for the Fund, “offering a broader spectrum of opportunities, more effective… Read More

Finance Teams at Tech Firms Forced to Inefficiently Scale Headcount to Manage Operations – Ledge Report

Ledge, the automated finance operations OS, released a finance industry report with new benchmark data that shows that finance teams at tech companies are forced “to inefficiently scale their headcount to manage the heavy workload of their finance operations.” Ledge’s research found that “as businesses… Read More

Injective DeFi Report: Majority of Crypto Trading Activity Focused on Long-Term Holding Strategy

Injective, the blockchain built for finance, published its DeFi Trader Survey 2023. The research draws from various cryptocurrency trading communities, “aiming to provide a comprehensive understanding of how professionals and amateurs approach cryptocurrency trading, their motivations, and valuable lessons for the wider trading community.” Most… Read More

UK’s TAB, the Real Estate Finance and Investment Firm, Completes Private Securitization Facility

TAB, the real estate finance and investment house set to have a £500m loan book in 2024, has completed a private securitisation facility with NatWest and Atalaya Capital Management of “up to £300m to support TAB’s lending products.” Both funding partners support TAB’s commitment to… Read More

Fintech Platform Finastra, ELCY to bring Corporate Trade Finance Portal to Market

Finastra, a global provider of financial software applications and marketplaces, is partnering with ELCY, a specialist in e-commerce solutions for the processing of international trade finance, to provide a trade finance solution for corporates. The Corporate Trade Finance Portal from Finastra and ELCY will “enable… Read More

Blockchain Firm SlowMist and Struct Finance to Enhance Security Across DeFi Ecosystem

In the DeFi realm, while innovation and opportunity are definitely arising, significant potential risks prevail, according to an update from SlowMist. SlowMist explains that addressing these challenges demands “an active and evolving security approach, parallel in its dynamism and comprehensiveness to the ecosystem it aspires… Read More

Canadian Wealth Management Platform d1g1t Raises Equity, Debt Funding

d1g1t, a Canadian institutional-grade wealth management platform for Financial Advisors, RIAs, and Multi-Family Offices, announced that it has closed a combined equity and debt financing round. U.S. based existing investor MissionOG led the equity investment, which included participation of other top existing institutional investors: CI… Read More

Mesh Raises $22m to Boost Financial Operating System

Mesh, the financial operating system dedicated to seamless digital asset transfers and account aggregation, has announced raising $22 million in a Series A funding round, anchored by Money Forward Inc. The round was participated by a diverse group of new investors like Galaxy and Samsung… Read More

Fintech HighRadius Introduces FreedaGPT: Generative AI for the Office of the CFO

HighRadius, the provider of Autonomous Finance Software for Order to Cash, Treasury, and Record to Report, launched FreedaGPT – Generative AI for the Office of the CFO. FreedaGPT is the next generation of Freeda – HighRadius’ AI-enabled digital assistant “for Order to Cash, Treasury, and… Read More

Accenture, Workday to Help Firms Accelerate Finance Transformation

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Workday (NASDAQ: WDAY) are expanding their partnership to help organizations reinvent their finance functions to be more agile, data-driven and customer-centric. The companies are collaborating “to develop a suite of data-led, composable finance solutions that can be configured and reconfigured to… Read More

UK Financial Institutions Are Seeking Embedded Finance Solutions, Report Claims

Drawing insights from independent research, including a survey of 250 executives and managers from UK banks or financial firms, Weavr’s whitepaper provides “a comprehensive look at current attitudes towards, and actions to develop, embedded-finance offerings by UK financial institutions.” Amongst the key findings, the research… Read More

Global Trade Finance Gap Hits Record $2.5tr Amid Economic, Geopolitical Volatility

The global trade finance gap soared to an unprecedented $2.5 trillion in 2022, escalating from $1.7 trillion two years prior, reveals the 2023 Trade Finance Gaps, Growth and Jobs Survey presented by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today. This gap represents the discrepancy between requests… Read More

Netcompany Acquires Stake in European Fintech Firm to Form a Strategic Partnership

Netcompany acquired a 20% stake in the Danish based Festina Finance – a provider of software for the Life and Pension industry with a customer base in Denmark and the Netherlands. The investment will accelerate the entry “into new markets for Festina Finance and enhance… Read More

UK Government Expected to Miss Inflation Target in 2023, Report Claims

The vast majority of SME finance experts expect the Government to “miss its target of halving inflation by the end of the year,” iwoca’s latest Q2 2023 SME Expert Index finds. The new research, carried out with over one hundred SME finance brokers who collectively… Read More

Decentralized Finance: Maple to Establish DeFi, Traditional Finance Services with Lending Marketplace

The funding initiates a multi-year, comprehensive growth roadmap designed to see Maple establish itself beyond DeFi and into the world of traditional finance “as a lending marketplace and technology provider.” As noted in a blog post, Maple has closed “a $5 million strategic funding round.”… Read More

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