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Osome, an Accounting and Regtech Super App for SMEs, Secures $16M via Series A

Osome, a three-year-old Super App that digitizes accounting and compliance services for small businesses, has secured $16 million through a Series A round that received contributions from a group of investors including Target Global, AltaIR Capital, Phystech Ventures, S16VC, and Peng T. Ong (who joined… Read More

Italian Challenger Bank AideXa Acquires Banking License from ECB, Will Offer Short-Term Credit Facilities

AideXa, an Italian banking challenger for small businesses, has reportedly acquired a full banking license which was issued by the European Central Bank (ECB). Established by Roberto Nicastro, ex- GM at Unicredit, Banca AideXa aims to leverage AI and Open Banking to better serve SMEs… Read More

London based PayAlly, an Integrated Payments Ecosystem for SMEs, to Leverage Banking Circle Tech

PayAlly, a fully integrated payments ecosystem for small businesses, is reportedly using Banking Circle solutions to enhance its multi-currency B2B cross-border payments platform. Through the partnership, PayAlly will be able access a wider range of payment channels via the Banking Circle super-correspondent banking network. This… Read More

Salesforce CRM to Help Revolut Business Clients with Rethinking, Reshaping Management of Customer Interactions

The team at digital bank Revolut notes that being able to work effectively in a digital environment is very important for small businesses. After a year that challenged many SMEs globally to adapt and become more flexible due to the COVID outbreak, everything from customer… Read More

UK’s Starling Bank Accredited by British Business Bank as Lender Under Recovery Loan Scheme

UK-based digital bank Starling has been accredited by the British Business Bank as a lender under the government-backed Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS), which is the successor to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Starling had previously been approved as a lender under the initial… Read More

India’s Consumer Lending Fintech ZestMoney Expects Steady Revenue Growth, as BNPL Market Expands

India has a GDP of about $3 trillion which is relatively small when compared to the size of its population (estimated to be around 1.5 billion). There are also many unbanked and financially underserved consumers and businesses across the country. India also does not have… Read More

Blend Network CEO: 2020 Will Be Known as Year Seeing a Decade of Digital Transformation

We recently connected with Yann Murciano, CEO at UK-based Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) lender. Murciano talked extensively about the “unbundling” of banking and FinTech, and how now we are witnessing the “rebundling” of banking and FinTech again. He pointed out that… Read More

Indian Fintech Razorpay Explains how its Instant Settlements Helps SMEs Quickly Access Working Capital

Indian neobank Razorpay notes in a blog post that we are living in a world with “ever-increasing” consumer expectations and “endless options” to choose from these days. The Razorpay team points out that competition among businesses has been increasing over the years. This has helped… Read More

UK SME Lender ThinCats Reveals Mid-Sized Firms had Historically Low Insolvency Levels, Also Reports £500M+ Loan Book

ThinCats, a UK-based lending platform, had published a blog post earlier this month asking whether historically low insolvency rates are “disguising the real financial health of mid-sized businesses.” The ThinCats team has carefully examined insolvency rates across over 400,000 mid-sized SMEs as part of their… Read More

Gregoire de Lestapis, CEO at Online SME Lender October’s Spanish Division, Shares Latest Market Insights

Gregoire de Lestapis, CEO of October (Spain), a European online lender, recently noted that Spain is a country with many SMEs. Gregoire revealed during a recent interview that Spanish SMEs “account for 99% of the total companies in the country, and 70% of employment and… Read More

Assetz Capital Reveals that Typical Capital Raise, even During COVID, Hasn’t Been Significantly Impacted

UK-based Assetz Capital, a peer-to-peer lender that originates secured loans, notes that even during the COVID-19 pandemic, typical capital raise has not been impacted in a “seemingly” large way. According to a blog post from Assetz Capital, businesses are currently looking for funding and there… Read More

UK Payments Fintech Paysend Secures $125M via Series B led by One Peak

UK’s Paysend, the card-to-card pioneer and global payments platform, has finalized a $125 million Series B round that was led by One Peak, along with contributions from Infravia Growth Capital, Hermes GPE Innovation Fund, and existing investors including Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play. The capital… Read More

Manchester Fintech Hydr Launches New Invoice Finance Platform to Assist SMEs with Cash Flow Management

Manchester-headquartered Fintech firm Hydr (pronounced Hi-der) revealed on Monday (May 24, 2021) that it has launched its proprietary invoice finance platform in order to assist small businesses with streamlining their cash flow management. Co-founded by experienced Fintech industry professionals with extensive knowledge of the challenges… Read More

UK Fintech Tide Partners with Sage, a Cloud Business Management Software Provider, to Offer Innovative Banking, Accounting Tools

UK’s Tide, an established business financial platform, and Sage, a provider of Cloud business management software, revealed on Wednesday (May 12, 2021) that they’ve teamed up to offer integrated banking and accounting solutions to Tide members. Developed specifically for users taking their initial steps towards… Read More

Fintech Aspire Reports Reaching $1 Billion in Yearly Transactions Just a Year After Launch

Y-Combinator-backed Fintech firm Aspire has reportedly managed to reach $1 billion in annualized transaction volumes in just a year since the introduction of its business accounts (in May 2020). Aspire also revealed that it will be offering a new Bill Pay feature, which will be… Read More

Lithuania’s Debitum, which Offers Borderless SME Financing, Comments on Issues Affecting P2P Lending Sector

Peer to peer (P2P) lending has been a relatively popular or widely-adopted business model and it has seen many new platforms attempting to offer these types of services, the Debitum team writes in a blog post. However, Debitum, a Lithuanian platform offering borderless SME financing,… Read More

Fintech and Insurtech Startups Accelerator F10 Switzerland to Support Sustainable Finance Initiatives

F10 Switzerland has reportedly graduated its second acceleration batch during an online startup event with several well-known attendees from the investor and corporate sector. F10 Switzerland is now accepting applications for its third accelerator – which aims to support sustainable finance and various services for… Read More

Fintech Ant Group Affiliate MYbank Is Planning to Expand Operations in China to Serve More Rural SMEs

China-based MYbank, an online private commercial bank and an affiliate of the Ant Group with a special focus on working with rural areas and SMEs, has revealed that it will be doubling the number of rural counties it serves in the coming years. MYbank and… Read More

Bhavik Vasa: CEO at Asian Revenue-based Financing Fintech GetVantage Says Startups Should Focus on Sustainable Growth

We recently caught up with Bhavik Vasa, founder and CEO at GetVantage, which is India and Southeast Asia’s first revenue-based financing Fintech platform. Vasa talked about the different challenges entrepreneurs face as they work on developing new products and services. Vasa explained how GetVantage‘s unique… Read More

Hong Kong based Digital Banking Challenger ZA Bank to Provide SME Loans Up to HKD 18 Million

Hong Kong-based digital banking challenger ZA Bank has revealed that it’s providing a financing guarantee facility of as much as HKD 18 million (appr. $2.32 million). The plan is referred to as the “ZME $18M Loan.” The new product is described as a business revolving… Read More

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