Tagged: small business

UK P2P Lender JustUs Begins Taking Applications for Small Business Interruption Loan Service or SBILS

JustUs, a UK-based peer to peer (P2P) lender, has reportedly started taking applications for the Small Business Interruption Loan Service (SBILS) in order to offer funding for companies that might not have been able to acquire financial assistance via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme… Read More

P2P Lender MarketFinance Reveals that Many Small Businesses in the UK Could Run Out of Cash Soon

MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, has cautioned that many UK-based SMEs could soon run out of cash. This, as the government-backed funding schemes are scheduled to end soon. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will end on September… Read More

Intelligent Payment Solutions Provider Plastiq Launches on Visa’s Small Business Hub

Plastiq, a U.S.-based intelligent payments solution for small business, announced on Friday it has launched on Visa’s Small Business Hub. According to Plastiq, the Visa Small Business Hub helps the small business community to create and strengthen customer relationships through claimed safe, digitally-enabled practices. “The… Read More

Brazilian SME Online Lender BizCapital Secures $12 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By DEG

BizCapital, a Brazil-based SME online lending platform, announced on Wednesday it secured $12 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by German development finance institution DEG, a subsidiary of  KfW Group, Germany’s promotional bank. Along with DEG, MELI Fund, the Corporate Venture Capital… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Biz Lending Index Reveals: Small Business Loan Approval Rates Rebounded in May 2020

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Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday the release of its latest Small Business Lending Index, which revealed that the approval percentage for small business loan applications at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) rebounded from just 8.9% in April to 11.5% in May…. Read More

Plastiq Releases Free Credit Card Acceptance Product to Help Businesses Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Plastiq, a U.S.-based intelligent payments solution for small business, announced on Wednesday it is launching its card acceptance product ahead of its original third quarter 2020 debut. The company reported the acceleration of the product’s launch is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was infamously… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Observes: Small Business Loan Approval Drops to Record Lows in April 2020

Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index reveals that the approval percentage for small business loan applications at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) plummeted below double digits to just 8.9%, down from 15.4% in March and an… Read More

Credibly Named Approved Lender For Paycheck Protection Program

Credibly, a small and medium-sized business lending platform, announced on Friday it has been named an Approved Lender for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). As previously reported the U.S. Senate passed $484 billion in new pandemic relief funds to provide additional funding to the PPP… Read More

Biz2Credit Business Lending Index For March 2020 Reveals Small Business Loan Approval Rates Plummeted Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday the release of its latest Business Lending Index revealed that small business approval rate plummeted in March 2020. According to the Index, The approval percentage for small business loan applications at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) plummeted to just 15.4%… Read More

U.S. Intelligent Payments Solution For Small Business Plastiq Secures $75 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led By B Capital Group

Plastiq, a U.S.-based intelligent payments solution for small business, announced on Thursday it secured $75 million during its Series D funding round, which was led by B Capital Group. The round, which saw participation from Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Accomplice and Top Tier Capital Partners,… Read More

Airwallex Announces New Partnership With Xero For SMB Customers Payments

Airwallex, an Australia-based fintech company, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with small business platform Zero to help Airwallex’s small-to-medium business (SMB) customers seamlessly reconcile their domestic and international payments. As previously reported, Airwallex was founded in 2015 and is described as… Read More

European Lending Platform October Hits New Milestone: €400 Million Has Been Borrowed By SMEs to Finance 800 Projects

October, a leading European online lender, announced on Tuesday it has reached new milestone. The lending platform revealed €400 million has been borrowed by SMEs on the platform to finance more than 800 projects. Ein weiterer Meilenstein in der Geschichte von October: mit dem heutigen… Read More

Kabbage’s Latest Data Reveals Small Businesses’ Revenue Growth Is Stronger Than Perceived

Global financial service platform Kabbage announced on Tuesday its latest data, which polled more than 600 U.S. small business owners, revealed the majority of small businesses believe their revenue growth underperforms their peers. Specifically, 60% of respondents ranked their revenue growth below the 50th percentile… Read More

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reveals: Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks Reach New Record in January 2020

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index revealed the approval percentage for small business loan applications at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) rose one-tenth of a percent to reach 28.3% in January 2020. According to the Index, the approval rate at… Read More

SMBX Partners With Degrees Plato to Launch New Small Business Bond Offering

SMBX, a marketplace for buying and selling small-business bonds, announced on Friday it has teamed up with Degrees Plato, a U.S.-based owned-and-operated taproom, bottleshop, and Mexican kitchen, to launch the Degrees Plato’s (PLTO) Small Business Bond offering. According to SMBX, the offering enables investor to… Read More

U.S.-Based Small & Medium-Sized Business Financing Provider Kapitus Closes Second Asset-Backed Securitization For $160 Million

Kapitus, a U.S.-based small and medium-sized business financing provider, announced on Tuesday it closed its second asset-backed securitization (ABS) for $160 million. Kapitus reported that the facility, which has a 3-year revolving period, a 5-year legal final, and is expandable to $500 million, was issued in… Read More

Small Housebuilder Funding Platform Clearwell Capital Launches Seedrs Round; Now Seeking £375,000 in Funding

Clearwell Capital, a UK-based company that provides funding to small and medium-sized property developers and housebuilders, is now seeking £375,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2010, Clearwell Capital states it is funded by banks, high net worth individuals and P2P lending… Read More

Lendio Milestone: Online Lender Surpasses $1.5 Billion in Small Business Loans Facilitated (Infographic)

U.S.-based online lending platform Lendio announced on Tuesday it has facilitated more than $1.5 billion in financing to small businesses across the U.S. This news comes just a few weeks after Lendio acquired of cloud-based small business account platform, Billy, and the launch of Lendio’s… Read More

Mastercard Now Offering Salesforce Essentials For Small Business Owners

Mastercard announced on Monday it is offering Salesforce essentials to its small business program. According to Mastercard, the benefits, which are now available across both Mastercard Business and Mastercard Business World Elite offerings in the U.S., will help small business owners “booster their daily hustle.”… Read More

Lendio Announces Acquisition of Cloud-Based Small Business Accounting Platform Billy; Announces Bookkeeping Software For Small Businesses

U.S.-based online lending platform Lendio announced on Wednesday the acquisition of Billy and the launch of its bookkeeping software for small businesses, Sunrise, which is a freemium bookkeeping software to meld accounting, cash flow management, loan, and credit information into a single platform. According to Lendio, Sunrise… Read More

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