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Business Loans Marketplace Funding Xchange Raises $10.4 Million via Round Led By Downing Ventures, Gresham House Ventures

Funding Xchange (FXE), a company that helps people and organizations find suitable business loans and funding options from its marketplace of more than 45 established lenders, has raised £8 million (appr. $10.4 million) through an investment round. FXE’s decisioning platform is used by UK-based Monzo, a… Read More

Online Lending Platform October Celebrates One-Year Anniversary in the Netherlands

October Nederland, a financing platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe, celebrated its one-year anniversary on October 31, 2019. The firm’s application to operate as a Netherlands-based lending platform was approved last year by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets. October (formerly… Read More

Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Demand for Small Dollar Business Loans is High But Key Sectors Struggle to Secure Bank Financing

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has published a presentation on Small Business Credit. The document indicates that small business optimism is near a 15 year high and demand for small-dollar loans (under $1 million) is robust yet these same small dollars loans have… Read More

Fintech: UK’s OakNorth Bank Appoints Former Google Executive Sunil Chandra As CEO of Its New Credit Platform

OakNorth, a UK-based digital bank that provides business and property loans to small and medium-sized businesses, announced on October 7 the appointment of Sunil Chandra as CEO of its new credit platform. Chandra, a former VP at Google Inc, helped scale the internet company’s talent… Read More

More Competitive than Banks: Funding Xchange Shows Borrowing Costs Lower at Alternative Lenders

Funding Xchange says that borrowing costs for some UK businesses are dropping. Funding Xchange tracks the activity of 40 lenders specialising in small business lending. According to their forthcoming “SME Lending Monitor,” 60% of businesses with a reasonably good credit profile are able to access… Read More

United Overseas Bank Teams Up With Mastercard to Launch New Regal Business Metal Card For SMEs

United Overseas Bank (UOB) announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Mastercard to launch its new regal business metal card specifically for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). While creating the card, UOB reported that it and Mastercard conducted face-to-face interviews and surveys with senior executives… Read More

ThinCats Announces New £200 Million Program With BAE Systems Pensions To Provide UK SMEs Commercial Loans.

ThinCats, a UK-based lending platform, announced on Monday it has teamed up with BAE Systems Pension for new £200 million program to provide UK SMEs with commercial loans. This news comes just a few months after ThinCats announced a new £300 million program with global asset manager, Insight… Read More

BillPay Founder Launches New Digital Trade Finance Platform For Small & Medium-Sized Businesses “MODIFI”

MODIFI, a digital trade finance platform for small and medium-sized businesses, announced this week it has officially launched. MODIFI was notably created by the team behind BillPay. According to CEO and Co-Founder of MODIFI (former CEO and Founder of BillPay), Nelson Holzner, the new platform’s digital… Read More

Mastercard Partners With U.S. Fintech Strands to Provide Issuing Banks With Digital Cash Management & Commercial Payment Tools Platform

On Monday, U.S. fintech startup Strands announced it is teaming up with Mastercard to provide issuing banks with an integrated platform of digital cash management and commercial payment tools that is specifically designed to benefit small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). According to Strands, the Strands Business Financial… Read More

Canadian Fintech Citrusexchange Launches Supply Chain & Invoice Financing Blockchain Platform “Kwikxchange”

On Monday, Canadian fintech startup Citrusxchange Inc. announced it has launched its blockchain based supply chain and invoice financing platform, Kwikxchange.  The company reported its platform caters to small and medium enterprises seeking supply chain financing and invoice financing. The platform was also developed under… Read More

American Express Teams Up With Amazon to Create New Credit Card For Small Businesses in the U.S.

American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced last week plans to launch a co-branded Amazon credit card for small businesses in the U.S. According to the credit giant, the new card will enhance the way small businesses buy goods and services across Amazon and is part of… Read More

TD Bank Teams Up With Fintech BizEquity to Enhance Commercial Customer Experience

TD Bank announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with BizEquity to provide its small and mid-size business customers and prospects from Maine to Florida a no-cost comprehensive business valuation through a cutting-edge digital application. The bank revealed that through its relationship with the Philadelphia-based fintech it now offers… Read More

Canada’s National Bank Launches New Mobile Point of Sale Solution Powered by Fintech Mobeewave

Last week, National Bank announced it has launched a new mobile point of sale solution, Easy Pay, which is powered by Montreal fintech, Mobeewave and will be used by SME clients. National Bank reported that by collaborating with its partner, Global Payments, it claims to… Read More

Sberbank Offers More Than RUB 535 Billion in Loans to Russian SMEs Since Start of 2018

Sberbank announced on Thursday it has extended more than ₽535 billion in loans to SMEs since the start of 2018. The bank reported that over the first four months of 2018, lending to SMEs increased by 74.4% vs. the same period in 2017. “Sberbank has… Read More

Santander Plans to Launch New Stand-Alone UK Digital Bank for SMEs

Banking giant Santander is currently making preparation to launch a new stand-alone UK digital bank specifically for SMEs within the next few months. According to the Telegraph, The Spain-based bank is also considering bringing its digital lending service, Openbank to the UK as well. A spokesperson… Read More

Payments Firm WorldFirst Says UK SMEs Look Beyond Brexit

WorldFirst, a Fintech payment platform, is out with a report on UK SMEs. Their ninth quarterly Global Trade Barometer is putting a positive spin on the UK economy as smaller firms position themselves for the post Brexit reality. WorldFirst says more payments are beginning to… Read More

LendInvest Calls Upon UK Government to Improve Finance Access for Property SMEs

Online lending platform LendInvest announced on Thursday it is putting the UK government “on notice” to improve access to finance for property SMEs by forging better partnerships with the alternative finance industry.  LendInvest reported that in a new report entitled Putting Finance First: the alternative route to… Read More

Jay Clayton: The Issue of Facilitating Capital Formation and Increasing the Attractiveness of the Public Markets for Smaller Companies is One of My Highest Priorities

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Jay Clayton re-affirmed his commitment to bolster the environment for smaller companies to more easily raise the growth capital they need and to help foster a more conducive IPO market for SMEs. Speaking at an Equity Market Structure Symposium in… Read More

Lendr Announces Launch of Business Debit Cards

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Lendr, a provider of flexible working capital to small- and medium-sized businesses, specializing in business finance and factoring solutions, announced on Monday it has launched a new business debit card product to service its growing client base.   Lendr reported that the ability to fund business owners in… Read More

Nucleus Commercial Finance Milestone: Lends £350 Million in 2017

Online balance sheet lender, Nucleus Commercial Finance, reportedly lent £350 million in 2017. Founded in 2011, the lender revealed its platform was created in order to provide UK SEMs with alternative funding options. It was revealed: “At Nucleus, we combine the stability of bank finance with the… Read More

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