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Westpac to Provide Tap-on-Phone Software to Australia’s Small Businesses

Westpac has announced that it will roll-out new technology which will “enable small businesses to accept payments from customers via their compatible Android mobile.” Westpac Tap on Phone leverages Airpay TAP technology from Australian payment technology provider Quest Payment Systems. It is being trialed with… Read More

4Trans Secures €18M Investment to Streamline Financing for Europe’s Hauliers

4Trans, a Fintech specializing in financial products for supply chain and logistics companies, has secured an €18 million investment from backers “including Atmos, Tera Ventures, and Lighthouse.” Impact investment fund management firm based in the UK, Advance Global Capital “has also extended a revolving credit… Read More

NerdWallet to Acquire On The Barrelhead

NerdWallet, Inc. (Nasdaq: NRDS), a platform that provides financial guidance to consumers and small- and mid-sized businesses, recently announced the entry into an acquisition agreement with On the Barrelhead, Inc., a data-driven platform that “provides consumers and SMBs with credit-driven product recommendations to help improve… Read More

SME Bank and kevin. to Offer Online Payment Options to Digital Commerce Businesses

SME Bank, the bank making life easier for small- and medium-sized enterprises, has teamed up with “next-generation” payment infrastructure provider kevin. in order to create an easy-access one-stop-shop for digital commerce business owners looking for a suite of online payment capabilities for clients, with payments… Read More

ForwardAI, C2FO to Provide Cash Flow Forecasting Tech to SMBs

ForwardAI, a Fintech providing aggregated access to accounting and business data and analysis, recently announced its partnership with C2FO, which claims to be the largest global platform for working capital. Through the collaboration, C2FO’s small business customers will “gain access to ForwardAI’s premium cash flow… Read More

Insurtech: Pie Insurance Expands Coverage to Alabama, Oregon

Pie Insurance, an Insurtech company specializing in workers’ comp insurance for small businesses, recently announced small business owners in Alabama and Oregon have access to its workers’ comp insurance. The expansion “increases the company’s coverage footprint to 38 states and Washington D.C, representing 89% of… Read More

European Fintech iwoca Shares Update Revealing Low Open Banking Adoption Among Accountants

Accounting firms are missing a “key opportunity” to adopt Open Banking to help meet the needs of small businesses facing a cash flow squeeze, according to a report by iwoca, which claims to be one of Europe’s largest small business lenders, and AccountingWeb. The report,… Read More

Funding Circle Enhances Worker Benefits with £500 “Money To Do More” Allowance

This month, Funding Circle, one of the UK’s largest small business loan platforms, has refreshed its ‘Money To Do More’ scheme “with enhanced benefits for Funding Circle employees, known as Circlers.” The company has “set aside £300k this year, with each of Funding Circle’s 600… Read More

Visa, First Abu Dhabi Bank, DBWC Introduce “She’s Next” Initiative in UAE

Visa (NYSE: V), which claims to be the leader in virtual payments, recently announced the launch of its global She’s Next initiative in the United Arab Emirates in order to economically empower women entrepreneurs. The initiative has been introduced with assistance from First Abu Dhabi… Read More

Funding Circle Appoints New MD to Lead FlexiPay Expansion

Funding Circle recently appointed a new Managing Director to lead FlexiPay expansion. Funding Circle, which claims to be one the UK’s largest small business loan platforms, confirmed the appointment of Jerome Fernandez as Managing Director, FlexiPay. FlexiPay is described as “the first short-term finance product… Read More

Fintech Nuula Launches in Canada to Support Small Businesses, Company Founders

Nuula, a Fintech company focused on providing small businesses the tools and the capital they need to succeed, announced its launch in Canada. Nuula will provide Canadian small business owners with a way to monitor the performance of their business and “access a range of… Read More

Italy: Banca Sella to Help Bring Italian SMEs to Alibaba.com

Supporting Italian SMEs in their business projects of growth, development and competitiveness, taking advantage of the key opportunities offered by digital export: this is reportedly the purpose of the agreement made by Banca Sella and Business Vision, a firm focused on e-commerce development and an… Read More

Cashplus Bank Introduces Digital Health Tool for UK SMEs with Mastercard

Cashplus Bank, the Fintech bank for UK-based small businesses, recently revealed that it has become the first UK bank to introduce a Mastercard-powered Digital Health Check tool for SMEs. The Digital Health Check, which will reportedly be available to the public for free, offers a… Read More

MarketFinance Explains How Embedded Credit, Invoice Finance Can Help UK SMEs

Invoice finance and embedded finance (think: buy now, pay later options at checkout) help companies with improving their cash flow. On top of this, they manage operational expenditure “to improve their business growth,” the MarketFinance team explains. Invoice finance has been a tool companies have… Read More

Visa Teams Up with Fundbox to Support Payment Capabilities for Small Businesses

Visa (NYSE: V), a “world leader” in digital payments, announced that it is partnering with Fundbox, an embedded working capital platform for small businesses, to strengthen Fundbox’s platform “with the power of digital payments.” The first step in this collaboration “is the launch of the… Read More

International Sales, Global Suppliers Key to Ensure Post COVID Business Recovery: Mastercard Report

Data from Mastercard’s (NYSE: MA) 2022 Borderless Payments Report has revealed “two in five (44%) global small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) fear they will never achieve the same revenue levels as before the pandemic, although online business and international sales offer a real lifeline.”… Read More

MarketFinance Reveals Why they Partnered with Women in Business and Finance, and Upreach

Sanjay from the People and Talent Team at MarketFinance notes that his primary role is Talent Acquisition Lead where he helps find the best people to build their vision of “frictionless finance” for small businesses. Equally important to him is his position as Chair of… Read More

BNPL Fintech Clearpay Extends In-Store Buy Now Pay Later to Smaller High Street Retailers

Clearpay, a key player in Buy Now, Pay Later payments known as Afterpay outside the United Kingdom and Europe, has made its in-store payment functionality available to SMBs across the UK’s high streets. By providing installment payments in-store, Clearpay is supporting them to drive more… Read More

Qonto Is Introducing Invoicing to Allow Clients to Seamlessly Generate, Share, Manage Invoices

Qonto, the European business finance solution, has announced the launch of its new solution for invoicing. This new solution “simplifies the process of generating, sharing and managing professional and customized invoices directly from the platform.” Whether they are SMEs or freelancers, clients will be able… Read More

UK’s Funding Circle and Waterfall Asset Management Launch £1B Lending Partnership

The partnership will leverage the platform’s machine learning capabilities “to deploy new funding to UK small businesses over a two-year period.” Funding Circle, which claims to be the UK’s largest small business loan platform, and Waterfall, an institutional asset manager, recently announced their lending partnership… Read More

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