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Trade Finance Platform Drip Capital Appoints Rahul Nath as New Product Head to Support Product Growth

Drip Capital, Inc., a digital cross-border trade finance platform providing financing solutions to small and medium businesses, is pleased to confirm that Rahul Nath has joined the firm’s leadership team as the Product Head. With head offices in Palo Alto, California, Rahul brings more than… Read More

Brazilian Fintech TruePay Secures $32M in One of the Largest Series A Rounds in the Country

TruePay, a startup whose payment solution assists SMEs retailers with getting free and secure access to credit, has acquired $32 million in capital via a Series A round that was led by Addition. As mentioned in the announcement, this growth stage investment is one of… Read More

UK’s Business Financial Platform Tide to Leverage Open Banking to Enhance Services

Tide, the UK’s leading business financial platform serving over 375,000 SMEs – nearly 7% of the market, has revealed that it will allow SMEs to connect their existing business accounts, “held at other institutions, to its platform using Open Banking.” In the first such move… Read More

AIB to Sell UK Small Business Loan Book to London’s Fintech Challenger Allica Bank

AIB revealed on Tuesday (November 23, 2021) that it has decided to sell its British small business loan book to London-headquartered Fintech challenger Allica Bank. But the £600 million (appr. €715 million) size of the portfolio is considerably smaller than the recently reported £1 billion… Read More

UK based MarketFinance Explains How to Support Business Operations with Loans, Invoice Financing

Businesses require cash to grow their operations. That’s something company founders and CEOs know really well – even when business is picking up, the MarketFinance team writes in a blog post. UK-based MarketFinance, which is a leading online lender that recently raised £280 million in… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Funding Societies Partners with MUFG Bank Malaysia to Introduce Referral Scheme Program

Southeast Asia-based online financing platform Funding Societies announced earlier this week that it teamed up with MUFG Bank Malaysia, which operates as a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, in order to introduce a Referral Scheme Program exclusively for the banking institution’s corporate customers in… Read More

Swiss Payroll Automation Fintech Earny Launches SaaS as a Public Beta Release

Earny, a Switzerland-headquartered company that aims to streamline and automate payroll for SMEs, recently revealed that it has launched its Software-as-a-service (SaaS) as a public beta this month. By providing access of its solution to a relatively small group of clients, Earny says it is… Read More

Bpifrance Leverages October Connect Tech to Streamline its Digital Risk Analysis

European online marketplace lender October notes in a recent blog post that as part of the economic support plan following the Covid-19 outbreak, Bpifrance introduced the digital Prêt Rebond (Rebound Loan) back in in April 2020, in partnership with the French Regions, allowing SMEs of… Read More

London based Fintech SumUp Introduces New Business Account Solution for UK SMEs

London-headquartered payments service provider SumUp has announced the introduction of a Business Account solution for its merchants in the United Kingdom and nearly a dozen European markets. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the Business Account from SumUp is “central to the evolution… Read More

Communication and Payments Fintech Podium Secures $201M via Series D led by YC Continuity

Podium, a communication and payments platform for local businesses, announced on November 15, 2021 that it has acquired $201 million in capital via a Series D round that has been led by YC Continuity, along with contributions from Durable Capital Partners, Arpex Capital, Accel, Album… Read More

Lista, a Bookkeeping Fintech App for Small Businesses in Philippines, Secures Investments to Expand Operations

Lista, a bookkeeping app for small businesses operating in the Philippines, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding via an oversubscribed round that included contributions from 1982 Ventures, East Ventures, Saison Capital, Alternate Ventures, and various angel investors. The angel investors reportedly include ex- Grab… Read More

European Fintech iwoca Shares SME Expert Index: Businesses Focus on Growth, Turn to Recovery Loan Scheme

Small business owners are feeling “optimistic” about economic conditions for growth, according to iwoca’s quarterly SME Expert Index of UK brokers. The Index reveals that more than a third (35%) of brokers reported the “top motivator” for applying for unsecured finance was “to ‘grow the… Read More

European Asset Managers are Expected to Deploy Capital at Accelerated Pace, October Reveals

Asset managers are set to deploy capital at an accelerated rate, according to an update from European online lender October. Despite the global 2020 Covid-19 outbreak and resulting socioeconomic uncertainty, the asset management sector is going strong, if not stronger, the team at October reveals…. Read More

Insurtech: NEXT Insurance Announces Availability of Embedded Insurance Solution for Small Business Software Ecosystems

NEXT Insurance, the digital Insurtech firm transforming small business insurance, has announced the availability of NEXT Connect, a trusted embedded insurance solution for small business software ecosystems in the US. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, NEXT Connect enables small businesses to… Read More

Codat Teams Up with Intuit to Accelerate QuickBooks App Development While Catalyzing Wave of Open Finance

Codat, the universal API for small business data that assists software providers and financial institutions with creating integrated products for their SME clients, has announced an integration partnership with the international tech platform Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU). This partnership will aim to bring about “a new… Read More

Mastercard and Previse Accelerate Business Payments Across the Globe

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Previse announced on October 18, 2021 the integration of Mastercard Cross-Border Services – an international push payments platform that allows funds to be sent seamlessly, securely and with “certainty” to any account – into Previse’s InstantPay platform. The collaboration will “enable… Read More

Netherlands based Virtual Bank Fibr Launches Operations to Support SME Lending Across European Markets

FIBR, the connected virtual banking platform, has launched so that it can serve European SMEs, by combining the stability of a bank with the agility and technology of a Fintech service provider. Based in the Netherlands, FIBR is focused on lending to European SMEs. The… Read More

Financial Institutions May Expand SMB Relationships with Fintech-enabled Lending Offering from Fiserv

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), an international provider of payments and financial services tech solutions, is supporting financial institutions with creating their SMB programs via the introduction of a Cloud-powered, digital lending and credit platform. The latest Fiserv product offering, leveraging the Atlas Platform from Fintech… Read More

Monit Partners with JAM FINTOP Banktech to Integrate its Mobile Financial Platform with US Community Banks

Monit, the mobile financial platform for small businesses, reveals that it has entered an agreement with JAM FINTOP Banktech, a $150 million investment fund established to assist with promoting tech adoption at community banks in the US. As an extension of Monit’s previous $5.2 million… Read More

BlueVine, Provider of Digital Financial Services to Small Businesses, Appoints Mira Srinivasan as CRO

BlueVine, the provider of financial services for small businesses, has appointed Mira Srinivasan as its Chief Risk Officer. In this role, Mira will be expected to build on the solid foundation of BlueVine’s Risk team and enhance various policies, customer experience, and risk models as… Read More

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