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Number of Growing UK Sectors Reaches 10-Month High, Lloyds Banking Group Report Claims

The number of UK sectors reporting output growth hit a 10-month high in February, with companies indicating rising demand and spreading business optimism, according to the latest Lloyds Bank UK Sector Tracker. In February, 10 of the 14 UK sectors monitored by the Tracker reported… Read More

Portugal’s Banco BPI and Fintech Personetics Launch App to Assist SMBs with Operations

Portuguese bank Banco BPI and Personetics announced the introduction of Pulsoo, an independently branded application that empowers small and medium business (SMB) owners to manage their businesses. In a single pane of glass that can be quickly consulted and queried throughout the business day, Pulsoo… Read More

iwoca and Business Account Provider Countingup to Provide Flexible Loans

iwoca, which claims to be one of Europe’s largest SME lenders, announces a partnership with business account provider Countingup to make business finance available to almost 10,000 of Countingup’s users at the touch of a button. Building on Countingup’s suite of built-in finance, accounting and… Read More

Real-Time International Payments: Ebury and Fintech Nium to Enable Remittance Service in Brazil

Ebury, one of the largest fintech companies specializing in transactions for SMEs, announced its partnership expansion with Nium, the enabler of real-time global payments, to deliver a groundbreaking global remittance service in Brazil. The announcement follows regulatory “approval of Ebury’s acquisition of Brazilian fintech Bexs,… Read More

Bluevine, the Digital Banking Platform for Small Businesses, Releases Business Owner Success Survey Report

Bluevine, the one-stop digital banking platform specifically designed for small businesses, today released its inaugural Business Owner Success Survey (BOSS) Report, “benchmarking the data behind the actual decisions that US-based small business owners are making and informing their future decisions.” The data supports an “overarching… Read More

SIX Introduces SME Sustainability Assessment Solution Enabled by Greenomy

SIX is driving forward the increased inclusion of SMEs in financial markets. With their partnership, SIX and Greenomy are recognizing the pivotal role that SMEs can play in the transition to a sustainable and low-carbon economy. SIX’ new SME Sustainability Assessment Solution draws “on Greenomy’s… Read More

Payments Fintech Payoneer Introduces Features to Improve CX, Help Entrepreneurs Connect with Digital Economy

Payoneer (NASDAQ: PAYO), the financial technology company empowering the world’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to transact, do business, and grow globally, announced new features to “improve the customer experience and help entrepreneurs easily connect with the global economy.” Oren Ryngler, Payoneer Chief Product Officer,… Read More

UK Fintech iwoca Reports Optimism Among SMEs About Business Growth in 2024

‍Small business optimism returns in 2024, as half of SMEs anticipate growth this year, according to new research from iwoca – one of Europe’s small business lenders. As noted in the update from iwoca, nearly half (47%) of small business owners “surveyed expect that their… Read More

Fintech Adyen Teams Up with BILL to Provide Card Issuing Capabilities

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) has announced that it is partnering with BILL (NYSE: BILL), a financial operations platform for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), to deliver advanced acquiring and issuing experiences for BILL’s accounts payable (AP) and accounts receivable (AR) solutions. The partnership started with Adyen for… Read More

Bluevine, the Digital Banking Platform for SMBs, Partners with Allpoint

Bluevine, the one-stop digital banking platform specifically designed for small businesses,  announced a new partnership with Allpoint to “provide more convenient ATM cash deposit access to its customers through 1,500 Allpoint+ enabled ATMs.” Combining the new Allpoint partnership with participating Green Dot retailers, small business… Read More

Jack Henry Announces that Banno Business Will Provide Modern Banking Experiences for SMBs

Jack Henry (Nasdaq: JKHY) is pleased to announce Banno Business, a new solution that enables community and regional financial institutions “to offer modern banking experiences for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs).” Community banks and credit unions are “well-positioned to support SMBs because of their knowledge of the… Read More

UK SMEs Record Solid Growth with Renewed Interest in Service Economy – Report

Business activity at UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) expanded at the fastest rate for seven months in December, “led by renewed growth in the service economy.” Adding to signs of a steady turnaround in business conditions, new orders “stabilized at the end of 2023,… Read More

European Fintech smeGo Reportedly Reaches €238M Outstanding Secured Lending Portfolio and €33M+ in Revenue

Following its launch in the Netherlands last year, smeGo aims to expand further in Europe and offer established SMEs “a full range of financial services and digital tools.” In 2024, smeGo says that it plans to “maintain the pace of its growth and is actively… Read More

NAB and Microsoft to Deliver Cyber Assessment Tool to Help Australian Firms Deal with Cyberattacks

NAB has partnered with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) to deliver a free cyber assessment tool in order “to help Aussie small businesses prepare for and bounce back from a cyber attack.” The tailored, self-assessment – available for all Australian businesses from now – “takes under two… Read More

‍European Fintech iwoca Survey: Small Business Optimism Returns in 2024, SMEs Anticipate Steady Growth

‍Small business optimism returns in 2024, as half of SMEs anticipate growth this year, according to new research from iwoca – which claims to be one of Europe’s largest small business lenders. iwoca also mentioned that nearly half (47%) of small business owners “surveyed expect… Read More

Fintech Currencycloud Teams Up with UK’s multifi, the Cashflow Management Platform

Currencycloud, the experts simplifying business in a multi-currency world, has partnered with multifi, the UK-based cashflow management platform, in order “to provide UK-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with an enhanced international payment solution, allowing them to seamlessly convert and send funds to their global… Read More

European SME Owners Expect to Generate Substantial Revenue During Holiday Period – Research Report

With Christmas around the corner, small and medium-sized businesses across the UK are hoping for a much-needed surge in customer spending. Research from iwoca, which claims to be one of Europe’s largest small business lenders, reveals “that more than two in five (44%) SME owners… Read More

UK SMEs Admit to Being Owed between £5K-£20K in Unpaid Invoices – According to Research from Payit by NatWest

Over a quarter (27%) of British small and medium-sized businesses have “admitted to being owed between £5,000 and £20,000 in unpaid invoices” according to research by Payit, NatWest’s open banking payments solution. The impact of late payments has been felt “across the country, with SMEs… Read More

UK’s TDC Secures Additional Commitments for Impact Fund, Unlocking Resources for Small Businesses in the North of England

Private credit investor TDC has secured additional commitments to its Impact Fund, unlocking vital resources for ambitious small businesses in the North of England. The Impact Fund, which focuses “on driving job creation across the North of England, was launched in May 2022 after securing… Read More

Mastercard Strive Provides Nearly $2M in Grants to Innovative Organizations Supporting Small Businesses

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth announced the newest grant recipients of the Mastercard Strive Innovation Fund, with nearly $2 million in grants distributed globally. Mastercard Strive supports early-stage solutions “with the potential to drive outsized impact for small businesses in the categories of sustainability,… Read More

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