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European Fintech iwoca Shares Insights on How SMBs Leverage Social Media to Boost Revenue

New data from one of Europe’s largest small business lenders, iwoca, reveals how SMEs are exploring social media influencers as an avenue for marketing. More than two-thirds of SME owners (70%) are “active on social media platforms, and one in eight (13%) have used an… Read More

UK Small Businesses Faced Slower Wage Growth and Late Payments – Research Report

Small firms continue to face a challenging macroeconomic environment, as sales growth in the December festive period hit a three-year low, according to the Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI) data from global small business platform Xero – which covers the three months to December 2023…. Read More

UK Finance Says SME Lending Improves in Q4 of 2023

UK Finance is reporting today that demand for SME financing improved in Q4 of 2023. Last year was difficult for all firms as markets, both public and private, sagged. This was due to rising interest rates paired with inflation as well as geopolitical challenges. However,… Read More

TrueNorth and Brim to Deliver Credit Card as a Service Platform to Fintechs

TrueNorth, a professional services organization specializing in implementation, systems integration and engineering of digital solutions for the financial services industry, and Brim Financial, a provider of credit card platform as-a-service and one of the fastest growing Fintechs in North America, are excited to announce their… 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

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

Maybank Introduces Ecosystem for Malaysian SMEs, Providing Solutions Focused on Sustainable Principles

Maybank introduced the myimpact SME Hub, a one-stop integrated and holistic ecosystem for Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs), “offering value-based solutions established on sustainable and ethical principles.” It also serves as a knowledge hub and support system “to facilitate and partner SMEs in their… 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

Grasshopper and Greenlite to Enable Due Diligence Suite to Enhance Risk Decisioning Proficiency for SMBs

Grasshopper, the client-first digital bank built for the business and innovation economy, and Greenlite, the generative AI platform for compliance teams, today announced their partnership to leverage Greenlite’s AI-enhanced due diligence suite to bolster Grasshopper’s risk decisioning proficiency for small and medium-sized business (SMB) and… Read More

European Fintech iwoca Reports Decline in Recession Concerns as SMBs Seek Larger Loans

SME anxieties regarding a potential recession have eased by a third (32%) since Q4 2022, though inflation concerns remain, according to iwoca’s Q4 2023 SME Expert Index. Under half (49%) of SME finance brokers surveyed “report their SME clients having any recession fears––a significant drop… 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

Small Business Owners Report Financial Stability, Claim to Have Positive Outlook – Research Report

Small business owners are optimistic about the future, with 88% indicating the financial state of their individual businesses is about the same or better off than a year ago, which should bode well for merchant services providers. According to the J.D. Power 2024 U.S. Merchant… 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

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