Tagged: SME

Australian SME Bank Judo Goes Live With Temenos

Temenos AG (SIX: TEMN), a Switzerland-based banking software provider, announced on Thursday that Judo Bank (formerly Judo Capital), an Australian SME challenger bank, has gone live in record time with Temenos T24 Transact, Analytics, Financial Crime Mitigation and Channels, a module of Temenos Infinity, running… Read More

Digital Lending Platform Esme Loans Hits £50 Million of Lending to UK Businesses

Esme Loans, the NatWest backed standalone digital lending platform for SMEs, announced last week it has hit £50 million of lending to UK businesses. The online lender reported that it has seen a continued period of strong growth, following an uplift in lending of 337%… Read More

SME Challenger Bank Judo Bank Receives Full Banking License From Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Judo Bank (formerly Judo Capital), an SME challenger bank, announced on Wednesday it was granted a full banking license by the  Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). According to the bank’s Chairman, Peter Hodgson, the full license means Judo will be able to significantly extend the… Read More

CoverWallet Teams Up With Zurich insurance Group to Launch Online Platform for SME Insurance in Switzerland

Zurich Insurance Group (VTX:ZURN), one of the largest global insurance companies, and CoverWallet, the tech company that is the easiest way to understand, buy, and manage business insurance online, announced earlier this week they have teamed up to launch an online platform for SME insurance in… Read More

Hong Kong SME Financing Platform Qupital Secures $15 Million Through Series A Funding Round For Greater China Expansion

Qupital, a Hong Kong-based trade finance platform, announced on Wednesday it secured $15 million through its Series A investment round, which was led by CreditEase FinTech Investment Fund (CEFIF) with additional capital injections from the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs fund and MindWorks Ventures. Qupital reported that it… Read More

Standard Chartered Launches Digital SME Platform in India

Standard Chartered announced on Thursday it is set to launch an open platform for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in India to provide access to a range of financial and business solutions. Standard Chartered reported that this is one of the disruptive business ventures being… Read More

Beehive Forms New Partnership With Thanachart Bank to Launch SME Financing Program in Asia

Peer to peer lender Beehive announced on Saturday it has formed a partnership with Thanachart Bank to launch a new SME value chain financing program in Asia. Beehive reported this was its first bank collaboration in Asia and the digitalized supply chain will provide improved liquidity… Read More

German SME Lender creditshelf Appoints Dr. Gregor Heinrich As New CTO

creditshelf AG, a digital SME financing lender in Germany, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Dr. Gregor Heinrich as Chief Technology Officer. According to creditshelf, Dr. Gregor Heinrich has more than 10 years’ experience as a CTO, with most recently at Stonebranch, a mid-size provider of… Read More

SME Challenger Bank Tide Claims 1% Of the UK SME Banking Market in Two Years

Tide, a UK-based SME challenger banking, announced on Monday it has claimed one percent of the UK SME banking market just two years after it first started operations. The company reported that by the end of 2018, 56,000 of a total of 5.6 million UK… Read More

Starling Bank Partners with Funding Options to Offer SMEs Better Options

Business finance marketplace Funding Options will soon be part of Starling Bank’s in-app marketplace for small businesses. Funding Options helps small businesses source alternative funding options from as little as £1,000 up to £10 million. “We are excited that through this partnership we will be able to offer small businesses the efficiency, flexibility, support and security to help… Read More

Kabbage CFO Scott Rosenberg Analyzes New SME Q4 Trend Data

Kabbage, Inc., the Atlanta-based global financial services, tech and data platform serving small businesses, released new data showing that the last three months of the calendar year cause the greatest fluctuation in cash flow among small businesses. Polling 300 U.S. small businesses, the survey found… Read More

Kabbage Shares Research & Celebrates Milestone: Daily $10M Access for SMEs

Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, technology and data platform serving SMEs, is now extending access to more than $10 million per day to small businesses via its automated lending platform. The milestone is underscored by the addition of nearly 30,000 new customers in 2018,… Read More

CAN Capital Announces New Facility of Up to $287Million to Enhance Capital Capacity With Alternative Asset Manager Varadero Capital

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CAN Capital, an online lender in the SME lending space, announced on Wednesday it has agreed to a financing transaction of up to $287 million to enhance its capital capacity with Varadero Capital, L.P., a New York-based alternative asset manager. This news comes just a couple… Read More

Crossflow CEO Tony Duggan Shares Exclusive Update: Successful Annual Results, Live Series A Round & Continued Plans for Growth

Crossflow, a working capital marketplace for corporates and their supply chains, announced positive annual results. Launched in 2014, the Brexit neutral platform (Crossflow is domiciled in the Republic of Ireland) aims to allow financial institutions to cost-effectively finance corporates and suppliers in a click. Crossflow, a member… Read More

Kabbage Across America: Providing More than $5B in Funding to SMEs

Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, tech and data platform serving small businesses, reports its 145,000-plus small business customers accessed over 300,000 loans during non-banking hours, reaching a record total of more than $1 billion in funding. In total, Kabbage has now provided access to… Read More

Kabbage Survey Says: Most Successful SMB Owners Turn Profit within First Four Years of Business

Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, technology and data platform serving small businesses headquartered in Atlanta, released survey data that uncovers insights from 500 established small businesses and the key moments that triggered their growth. The results offer entrepreneurs applicable lessons from experienced business owners… Read More

OpenPort Partners with Acudeen Technologies: Utilizing Blockchain to Connect SMEs with Funding

OpenPort, a multinational digital logistics platform that uses blockchain technology to transform domestic distribution in emerging markets, has partnered with Acudeen Technologies, the P2P platform enabling SMEs to access financing. “High capital requirements, cash flow problems, and a lack of visibility are just some of… Read More

Swedish Fintech Update: iZettle Introduces E-Commerce Marketplace Targeting SMEs & Qapital Nabs $30M in New Funding

Swedish fintech platform iZettle has made good on its promise to grow and innovate.  Last year the platform secured €60 million funding round, which consisted of equity from existing investors in a Series D extension as well as debt funding from Victory Park Capital through its… Read More

Lendio’s Lender Turndown Program Has Provided $60M to SMEs

Online lender Lendio has reportedly facilitated nearly $60 million in loans through its lender turndown program. Lendio’s lender turndown program allows lending partners to offer a marketplace of loan options to customers that do not fit the lender’s credit box; this allows lenders to turn a… Read More

Funding Circle Expands US Ops into Rocky Mountain State, Poised for Mile High Growth

Funding Circle, a leading small business loans platform, has expanded its U.S. operations with a second office in Denver, Colorado. With the move Funding Circle will look to hire around 290 new employees in the Denverarea over the next two years to support the company’s… Read More

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