Tagged: pandemic

KuCoin Joins Forces With Cashaa to Combat COVID-19 Crisis in India 

    Singapore-based global cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with Cashaa, a blockchain-based financial platform, to combat the COVID-19 crisis in India. KuCoin reported that as part of its charity initiative in India, the crypto platform has pledged ₹2 million worth… Read More

Klarna Unveils Small Business Impact Initiative to Help SMEs to Recover From the COVID-19 Pandemic

      Payment processing and global retail banking platform Klarna announced on Monday it has launched a small business impact initiative to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Klarna reported it is donating $4.5 million in free services to SMEs… Read More

Revolut Supports COVID-19 Relief Efforts For India By Temporarily Waiving Fees On Cross-Border Remittance Payments

  Digital bank Revolut announced on Monday it is temporarily waiving fees on cross-border remittance payments made to India, following the country’s latest surge in COVID-19 cases. As of this weekend, India has more than 400,000 COVID-19 cases and 7-day average of deaths more than 3,700. … Read More

GoHenry’s New Report Reveals: U.S. Kids Contributed $24.3 Billion to the Economy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

UK-based digital banking solution goHenry announced earlier this week the release of its annual U.S. Youth Economy Report, which revealed how the past year has transformed the money habits of Gen Z and Gen Alpha. According to the report, American kids and teenagers earned an impressive $27.2 billion… Read More

Biz2Credit Announces Support For Biden-Harris Administration’s PPP Changes to Promote More Equitable Access to Funding

  Biz2Credit announced earlier this week it supports Biden-Harris Administration’s changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The company claims that the changes will promote more equitable access to funding for small businesses in need of funding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Biz2Credit further revealed it has… Read More

BBVA Achieves Record Number of New Customer Growth in 2020 Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

BBVA announced on Monday it achieved a record number of new customer growth in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. BBVA reported that it added a total of 7.3 million new customers worldwide, of which 2.4 million became BBVA customers through the app or the web. According… Read More

Tide Charity Reportedly Awards  £175,000 to Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19 Pandemic

  UK-based challenger bank Tide recently announced its Tide Charity has donated £175,000 to small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Tide, the charity launched in November 2020 in partnership with the Daily Mail, Karren Brady, and The Federation of Small Businesses. Its mission is… Read More

Robinhood CEO Shares on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”: Most of Our Customers Are Into “Buy and Hold” Investing (Video)

  Vlad Tenev, the CEO of modern trading platform Robinhood, sat down with Andrew Ross Sorkin to discuss how he thinks markets will be affected post the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion notably happened amid retail investors piling into equities at a rapid rate in the… Read More

N26 Expands Allianz Assistance Travel Insurance Benefit Package to include Epidemic & Pandemic Coverage for Travel at No Extra Cost

  Digital-only bank platform N26 announced on Thursday that it has expanded Allianz Assistance travel insurance benefit packages for premium N26 You, N26 Business You, N26 Metal or N26 Business Metal customers to include epidemic and pandemic coverage for your travels, at no extra cost…. Read More

Biz2Credit Opens Applications For New Round of Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday it has opened applications for anew round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.  The PPP is part of the $2 trillion CARES Act signed on March 27, 2020, aimed at getting small business owners back on their feet and millions of Americans… Read More

Lendio Announces Relaunch Paycheck Protection Program Loan Application For Small Businesses

  Online lending platform Lendio announced on Tuesday it has relaunched its online application for small business owners to access the government funds that are set aside for additional Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. As previously reported, the PPP is part of the $2 trillion… Read More

AICPA, CPA.com, and Biz2Credit: Small Businesses and CPA Firms Should Be Readying for New Round of PPP Relief Funds

Biz2Credit has teamed up with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and its business and technology arm, CPA.com to recommend that small businesses and CPA firms should be readying for a new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) relief funds. Biz2Credit reported that during the initial… Read More

U.S. Fintech WalletFi Teams Up With BankFirst Financial Services to Deliver Payments Growth During COVID-19 Pandemic

  WalletFi, a U.S.-based data and analytics platform for community banks, credit unions, and fintechs, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with BankFirst Financial Services to provide customers of the bank with enhanced visibility into their recurring payments. The company is hoping that the… Read More

Skill Now Offering Free Payment Services to Italian During Second Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns

Skrill, the online payments company behind Skrill Money Transfer, announced on Friday it is once again dropping all fees and foreign exchange charges for anyone using Skrill Money Transfer to send funds in or out of Italy as the country begins a new wave of… Read More

Paysafe’s Latest Research Reveals: 80% of North American In-Store SMEs That Have Diversified Online Or Enhanced Their Card-Present Payment Offerings During COVID-19 Pandemic Sees Positive Impact

Global payments provider Paysafe announced on Wednesday its latest research reveals four-fifths (80%) of North American in-store small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that have diversified online or enhanced their card-present payment offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic have seen a positive impact. Paysafe stated the research… Read More

Paysend Waives Fees for U.S. Money Transfers to 70 Countries Through October Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Paysend, a UK-based global payments platform,  announced on Tuesday it is waiving money transfer fees for U.S. customers throughout the month of October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The fee waiving comes just a couple of weeks after Paysend’s U.S. launch. Speaking about the… Read More

Tide Update: Bounce Back Loans Remain on Hold Until Direct Funding Is Available From UK Government

UK-based challenger bank Tide recently announced it is continuing to pause Tide Bounce Back Loans until the UK government offers direct funding. The update came less than two months after Tide revealed its plans to paused its bounce back loan lending and closed its waiting… Read More

Starling Bank Survey Reveals 80% of UK SMEs Are Confident They Will Recover From COVID Despite Concerning Economic Forecast

‘ UK-based digital banking group Starling Bank announced on Monday its latest survey reveals four in five (80%) UK SMEs are confident they will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, which was conducted with the Great British Entrepreneur Awards (GBEA) was done on more… Read More

Biz2Credit Analysis of COVID-19 Effects on Small Businesses Reveals: Revenues Dropped 52% and Payrolls Declined 54%

Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its new Small Business Financial Health Survey, a study of primary data from 300 small business owners who received funding through the U.S. government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), revealed year-over-year second quarter revenues of small business owners… Read More

Nextfin Launches “Free Our Startups” Campaign to Protect UK Startups Using Private Equity; Pens Letter to HM Treasury Calling for Signifiant Short Term Changes to the EIS & SEIS

Nextfin, a UK-based investment aggregation platform, announced on Thursday it has launched its “Free Our Startups” campaign to help entrepreneurs and startups that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the “Free Our Starups” campaign, Nextfin also revealed it penned an open letter to… Read More

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