Tagged: small businesses

Digital Financial Services Firm Konfio Obtains $58.8 Million Credit Line to Help Mexican Women Access Financing Options

For the first time ever (in September 2019), giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs’ (NYSE:GS) structured finance division provided a $100 million secured credit facility to Mexico-based Fintech startup Konfio Ltd. As reported last year, the funds were to be directed toward Konfio’s business… Read More

Fintech Lenders in Indonesia to Support Government with Disbursing Loans to SMEs as Part of COVID Relief Effort

Asosiasi Fintech Pendanaan Bersama Indonesia (AFPI), which is an association of 156 Fintech lenders, is reportedly planning to work cooperatively with the Indonesian government to distribute funds that are meant to offset the economic problems and challenges created due to COVID-19. As of September 2020,… Read More

Biz2Credit Teams Up With AICPA & CPA.com to Launch New Small Business Funding Platform

Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday it is teaming up with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), its business and technology arm, CPA.com, to launch a new small business funding platform, CPALoanPortal.com. According to Biz2Credit, the platform was created to help… Read More

Rise of Fintech May be Small Business Ecosystem’s Biggest Game-Changer, According to Industry Veteran

Sadie Williamson, founder of Williamson Fintech Consulting, notes that the rise of Fintech may be considered the small business ecosystem’s “biggest game-changing” developments of the past several years. Williamson acknowledges that Fintech products aren’t yet mature enough to fully replace legacy banking systems. However, she… Read More

SMEs in Fintech Scored Highest in terms of “Readiness” for Blockchain or DLT Adoption and Integration: Report

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Fintech solutions, retail focused platforms, and information communication technology or ICT software programs are expected to lead the blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) revolution, according to a new report. The findings of CIVITTA’s report reveal that finance, retail, and ICT solutions are the “most… Read More

Small Businesses in the UAE have been Hit Really Hard due to COVID-19, According to MENA Region Fintech Industry Executive

The MENA region’s digital payments sector is projected to grow by 6.5% from 2020 to 2021. The Coronavirus crisis may have accelerated the shift towards the adoption of all-digital platforms and services, including virtual payments. The MENA region’s Fintech industry participants recently noted that the… Read More

President at Ping An Insurance Group of China Says Fintech for SMEs can Streamline Operations, but Need Support from Large Institutions

Chinese insurance giant Ping An recently pointed out that Fintech has the potential to enhance operational efficiency by reducing business costs and lowering certain risks in the financial services sector. Supporting SMEs is one way more established institutions can enable digital transformation across the financial… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reveals: Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Banks Fell in August 2020

Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday its latest Small Business Lending Index has been released and revealed small business loan approval percentages at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) and small banks dropped slightly in August 2020, an indication that the upward trend… Read More

Indonesia’s Fintech Lenders Association Offers to Assist with Disbursing Funds Allocated to COVID-19 related National Economic Recovery Program

Indonesia’s Fintech Lenders Association (AFPI) has reportedly offered to help with disbursing funds that have been allocated to the country’s national economic recovery program (PEN). As first reported by the Jakarta Post, the Indonesian government has been struggling to obtain the data required to provide… Read More

Alibaba Group’s E-commerce Site Daraz in Pakistan to Encourage Digital Payments by Offering 10% Discount on Mondays on Purchases Made with Visa Cards

Payments giant Visa has teamed up with Pakistan’s Daraz, an online marketplace and logistics firm which operates in markets of South Asia and Southeast Asia (owned by Alibaba Group). Through the long-term, strategic partnership, the companies will introduce “Visa Mondays,” which will allow Daraz customers… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Confirms BBLS and CBILS Loan Schemes Ending Soon, Explains How to Apply

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, notes that the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) will be ending in early November of this year. The BBLS has been provided via the British Business Bank… Read More

U.S. Small Business Lender LendingUSA Scores $200 Million Investment Commitment From Atalaya

LendingUSA, a U.S.-based fintech lender that provides loans to small businesses ranging from $1000 to $35,000, announced on Thursday it secured a $200 million investment commitment from Atalaya Capital Management, a New York-based privately held investment advisory firm. As previously reported, LendingUSA specializes in point… Read More

Around 55 to 75% of Loans Issued in India by 2025 Will be Through Digital Onboarding Processes, Fintech Exec Predicts

Online or digital onboarding for obtaining loans in India is expected to increase to 55-75% of the total credit disbursement by 2025, according to Akhil Handa, head of Fintech, partnerships and mobile banking and digital lending department, Bank of Baroda. Handa revealed that, between 2015… Read More

Bill.com Joins Forces With KeyBank to Introduce Payments Solution “Key Cashflow” For SMEs

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Bill.com, a business payments and software platform provider, announced on Thursday it has joined forces with KeyBank (NYSE: KEY) to launch Key CashFlow, an online banking solution that streamlines payments for small businesses (SMBs) and commercial customers. According to Bill.com, Key CashFlow is a scalable,… Read More

New Fintech focused 100,000 Sq Ft Building will be Established at University of Delaware’s Science, Technology, and Advanced Research Campus in Newark

A new, 100,000 square feet building dedicated to the latest Fintech solutions will be established at the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus (STAR) in Newark. The initiative will be supported by Cinnaire’s $9 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation, which… Read More

Digital Banking Competition in Southeast Asia Should Intensify as there’s been a Boom in Fintech Investments: Report

Southeast (SE) Asia is home to an unbanked population of around 290 million, according to a recent report from Fitch Ratings. Fintech solutions can enable more widespread financial inclusion, and could potentially increase the GDP of emerging markets by $3.7 trillion, according to an updated… Read More

Cairo Fintech Paymob Allows SMEs to Launch E-Commerce Sites, Add Online Payments via Digital and Offline Channels

Cairo-headquartered payment company, Paymob has acquired $3.5 million in capital through an investment round that was led by Dubai’s Global Ventures and the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO. Existing investor A15 also took part in the round. Established in 2015 by Islam Shawky, Alain El… Read More

TD Bank Unleashes TD Online Accounting to Provide Payment Services to Small Businesses

U.S. banking group TD Bank announced on Monday it has launched TD Online Accounting to provide integrated payment and accounting product for its small business customers. TD Bank reported that TD Online Accounting uses the technology of Autobooks, an integrated accounting and receivables platform that allows… 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

Intuit’s QuickBooks Accounting Software May Now Access Financial Data Provided by Bank of Montreal Customers via New API

The Bank of Montreal (BMO), a Canadian multinational investment bank and financial services company with over 45,000 employees and a more than 850 billion CAD in assets, has created an API portal to allow small business clients to easily and securely share their data with… Read More

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