Tagged: finance

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

Alternative Financing Set to Capitalize on $500B SME Credit Opportunity in India, Report Claims

The India Digital SME Credit Report 2023 released in collaboration between GetVantage and Redseer Strategy Consultants estimates that “a potential US$ 220 Bn credit deficit poses a roadblock to unlocking the economic potential of millions of digitized businesses.” Out of the current US$ 220 Bn… Read More

Locus Finance Founder Iakov Levin: Finance Professional Comments on Midas Closure, Lessons Learnt from Bankruptcy

  We recently caught up with the former CEO of Midas Finance, who built a $300 million crypto-fund that has gone bankrupt with the CeFi market collapse and who claims he has taken all his lessons with him to revive growth back into DeFi with… Read More

Monite’s CTO Andrey Korchak: Industry Executive Comments on Challenges Associated with Building Fintech Products

Monite, the API-first embedded finance company that helps B2B platforms capitalize on hassle-free finance automation for their clients, recently fortified its commitment to become an industry standard by appointing three Fintech professionals. Dan Osburn, a VP of product pivotal to Marqeta’s growth from a $20M… Read More

DLT Adoption: Orbital Secures £5M to Help Firms Realize Potential of Blockchain Payments

Orbital, the London, Tallinn and Gibraltar-based traditional finance and crypto payments platform for global enterprises, has raised £5M ($6.4M) in “an oversubscribed growth round led by Golden Record Ventures, at an attractive valuation in which the founders are maintaining a large majority.” Participants in the… Read More

UK’s Tandem Bank Acquires £20M After Finalizing Capital Raise

Tandem, which claims to be the UK’s greener digital bank, has secured £20 million in Tier 2 capital from Quilam Capital – a growth investor with expertise in the speciality finance sector. The investment by Quilam further “re-enforces the growth trajectory of Tandem as the… Read More

Financial Technology Collaboration: Philippines Signs MoU with Indian Government to Enhance Cooperation in Fintech

Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno and Ambassador of India to the Philippines Shambhu Santha Kumaran signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on June 19, 2023 at the Department of Finance (DOF) office in Manila “to enhance cooperation between the Philippines and India in the field… Read More

Oracle Introduces Cloud-Native Services to Help Banks Enhance Finance, Risk Management Processes

The failure of several prominent banks, “highlighted the need for financial services institutions to better anticipate and manage risk.” To address these challenges, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has “launched new cloud-native services that can help banks strengthen their finance and risk management processes to reflect their… Read More

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Announces In-Car Payment Feature for Parking, Enabled by Mercedes Pay

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC, which provides finance, lease and insurance services to customers of Mercedes-Benz brand cars, SUVs and vans, announced that the CEO of Mercedes pay USA will take part in a connected car panel at AutoTech Detroit on Wednesday, June 7th to… Read More

Finance Professionals Prioritize Sustainable Growth to Offset Inflation, Economic Uncertainty, Tipalti Report Claims

Tipalti, the global payables automation solution, reveals fresh insights into the strategies of global finance leaders in high-growth businesses “amidst the current economic climate, with almost 8 in 10 (78%) believing sustainable growth is now more important than growth-at-any-cost.” With interest rates at their highest… Read More

FloQast Introduces Compliance Management Solution for Continuous Audit Readiness, Controls Optimization

FloQast, a provider of accounting workflow automation software created by accountants for accountants, announced the launch of FloQast Compliance Management, an advanced workflow solution that “helps finance, accounting, and internal audit teams centrally manage and integrate compliance into business processes for continuous audit readiness and… Read More

Supply Chain Finance Firm Finverity Finalizes $5M in Equity Funding as Revenues Grow Steadily

Finverity, the digital ecosystem for trade and supply chain finance, announces it has raised $5 million in an equity funding round from new and current investors. New investors reportedly “include London-based Fintech specialist Outward, Amsterdam-based Acrobator Ventures and US-based s16vc founders fund with follow-on investments… Read More

Finance Solution Provider Kyriba, U.S. Bank Support Real-Time Payment Enablement for Businesses

Kyriba, a global firm focused on cloud-based finance solutions, and U.S. Bank announced that they are working together “to ease the process of enabling real-time payments for businesses.” With new API-powered payment connectors, clients of both U.S. Bank and Kyriba can now easily “send instant… Read More

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