Tagged: small businesses

American Express Teams Up With GreenSky to Bring Digital Payments & Financing Capabilities to Merchants

On Monday, American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced it has formed a partnership with GreenSky, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSKY) to bring enhanced digital payments and financing capabilities to help merchants grow their businesses and give consumers greater flexibility in financing their purchases. According to the duo, this… Read More

Lendio’s 2018 Q2 Results Revealed 90% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth

Online small business lender Lendio announced this week the release of its 2018 quarter 2 results, which recorded growth across all areas of its business, including 90 percent year-over-year quarterly revenue growth. The lending platform reported it has helped facilitate more than $900 million in financing to… Read More

German Fintech FinLeap Partners With Open Banking Platform Fabrick to Launch New Financial Management Startup for Small Businesses

FinLeap, the fintech start-up platform behind Germany’s SolarisBank, announced on Monday it has teamed up with Italian open banking platform Fabrick to launch a new financial management startup specifically for small businesses. According to FinLeap, the startup, called Beesy, will simplify accounting, tax and banking services for… Read More

Canadian Fintech Citrusexchange Launches Supply Chain & Invoice Financing Blockchain Platform “Kwikxchange”

On Monday, Canadian fintech startup Citrusxchange Inc. announced it has launched its blockchain based supply chain and invoice financing platform, Kwikxchange.  The company reported its platform caters to small and medium enterprises seeking supply chain financing and invoice financing. The platform was also developed under… Read More

Lendio Reports: Online Lender Facilitates More Than 5,000 Loans For California Small Businesses

Online small business lender Lendio announced on Thursday it has helped facilitate nearly $120 million in growth capital through more than 5,0000 to small businesses in the state of California. The lending platform has reportedly funded more loans in California than in any other state… Read More

American Express Teams Up With Amazon to Create New Credit Card For Small Businesses in the U.S.

American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced last week plans to launch a co-branded Amazon credit card for small businesses in the U.S. According to the credit giant, the new card will enhance the way small businesses buy goods and services across Amazon and is part of… Read More

TD Bank Teams Up With Fintech BizEquity to Enhance Commercial Customer Experience

TD Bank announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with BizEquity to provide its small and mid-size business customers and prospects from Maine to Florida a no-cost comprehensive business valuation through a cutting-edge digital application. The bank revealed that through its relationship with the Philadelphia-based fintech it now offers… Read More

Funding Circle Expands Partnership With INTRUST Bank to Support More U.S. Small Businesses

Online lending platform Funding Circle announced on Tuesday it has expanded its strategic partnership with U.S. regional bank INTRUST Bank to support the growth of small businesses in the U.S. The lender reported that following the successful launch of the partnership earlier this year, the… Read More

Canada’s National Bank Launches New Mobile Point of Sale Solution Powered by Fintech Mobeewave

Last week, National Bank announced it has launched a new mobile point of sale solution, Easy Pay, which is powered by Montreal fintech, Mobeewave and will be used by SME clients. National Bank reported that by collaborating with its partner, Global Payments, it claims to… Read More

Report: Funding Circle Lending Unlocked 45,000 British Jobs in 2017

Funding Circle has announced that a new report produced by Oxford Economics revealed that lending through its platform unlocked 45,000 jobs in the UK in 2017. Globally this number jumps to 75,000 across all four of the Funding Circle markets. Overall, Funding Circle’s platform contributed £2.4… Read More

Sberbank Offers More Than RUB 535 Billion in Loans to Russian SMEs Since Start of 2018

Sberbank announced on Thursday it has extended more than ₽535 billion in loans to SMEs since the start of 2018. The bank reported that over the first four months of 2018, lending to SMEs increased by 74.4% vs. the same period in 2017. “Sberbank has… Read More

Santander Plans to Launch New Stand-Alone UK Digital Bank for SMEs

Banking giant Santander is currently making preparation to launch a new stand-alone UK digital bank specifically for SMEs within the next few months. According to the Telegraph, The Spain-based bank is also considering bringing its digital lending service, Openbank to the UK as well. A spokesperson… Read More

SuperMoney Debuts Point of Sale Financing Platform For Small Business Growth

U.S. fintech startup SuperMoney announced on Monday it has launched its new No-Fee Financing Platform that offers point of sale financing opportunities for small businesses nationwide. The company reported that the platform making point of sale financing available for merchants and service providers across all industries including home… Read More

European Investment Fund & German Development Bank KfW Invest in UK Small Businesses Through Securitization of Loans Originated By Funding Circle

On Thursday, Funding Circle announced the European Investment Fund, part of the European Investment Bank Group, and KfW, a German Promotional Bank, are supporting UK small businesses through their investment in a securitization of loans originated by the Funding Circle online lending platform. According to… Read More

Lendio Releases Annual Top 10 Best States for Small Business Lending List

Earlier this week, Lendio announced its third annual Top 10 States For Small Business Lending list. According to Lendio, the list’s results were based on lending data from its online lending platform, which matches businesses to nearly 80 lenders. Lendio reported that the key findings… Read More

Virgin Announces Judges Joining Sir Richard Branson For Voom 2018

  On Monday, Virgin Media announced the judges who will be joining Sir Richard Branson for Voom 2018. The judges will decide which entrepreneurs win a share of £1million in prizes after pitching their big ideas live. Virgin reported that Founder of Innocent drinks Richard Reed, serial… Read More

OnDeck Prices $225 Million Initial Principal Amount Of Series 2018-1 Fixed Rate Asset-Backed Notes

Online lending for small business OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) announced this week that it has priced $225 million initial principal amount of Series 2018-1 Fixed Rate Asset-Backed Notes in a private securitization transaction. According to OnDeck, the notes will be issued in four classes and were priced with a weighted average… Read More

Lendr Announces Launch of Business Debit Cards

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Lendr, a provider of flexible working capital to small- and medium-sized businesses, specializing in business finance and factoring solutions, announced on Monday it has launched a new business debit card product to service its growing client base.   Lendr reported that the ability to fund business owners in… Read More

Challenger Bank TSB Announces Plans to Create Lending Marketplace For UK Small Businesses

UK-based challenger bank TSB announced this week it is preparing to launch a new lending marketplace with a mission help small businesses across the UK get the funding their need to continue growth. The bank is partnering with Funding Options to launch the marketplace this… Read More

Lendr Partners With MidCap Financial Trust to Close $25 Million Senior Credit Facility

Lendr, a provider of flexible working capital to small- and medium-sized businesses, specializing in business finance and factoring solutions, announced on Thursday the closing of its $25 million senior credit facility. MidCap Financial Trust served as the Administrative Agent for the transaction. According to to duo,… Read More