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Online Payments Company Skrill to Now Offer Free Services to SMEs Providing Products or Services to Support Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Online payments company Skrill announced on Wednesday it is now offering its wallet and Quick Checkout solution free of charge to the many small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) around the world that are providing products or services supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to… Read More

Online Lender Kabbage Furloughing Employees: Report

Kabbage, an online lender focusing on SMEs, is apparently temporarily laying off employees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, a support center in Bangalore is said to be shuttering and executives are taking pay cuts as the Fintech struggles to adapt in a landscape… Read More

How Fintechs Can Build Trust with SMEs in Latin America

Small businesses in emerging economies are notoriously underfinanced. Despite making up over 99.5% of the economy in Latin America, SMEs face a financing gap in the trillions of dollars. For example, up to 78% of small businesses in Argentina and 45% in Peru struggle to… Read More

Digital Banking: Australia’s Tyro Payments Reports that its Transaction Volumes are Steadily Increasing During Coronavirus Outbreak

Sydney-based Tyro Payments (ASX: TYR), an Australian Fintech institution that specializes in merchant credit, debit and EFTPOS acquiring, reports that its transaction volumes during the past three weeks have been steadily increasing. Tyro Payments notes that from March 1 to March 20, there was a… Read More

UK-based Capitalise.com Is Offering Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Applications to Allow Firms to Obtain Government-backed Loans

UK-headquartered Capitalise.com is offering Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) applications, which will allow small business owners to obtain government-backed loans (if approved). Capitalise.com noted that it aims to assist businesses by giving them access to funding which  they may require to “confidently navigate this… Read More

Online Lending Platform Trade Ledger Forms Fintech Taskforce with Wiserfunding, Nimbla, NorthRow

Trade Ledger, an online lending platform; Wiserfunding, a digital credit scoring platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); Nimbla, a trade credit insurance provider; and NorthRow, a remote client onboarding platform have formed a Fintech taskforce. The taskforce aims to offer an origination and underwriting… Read More

Majority of European SMEs are Still Working with Traditional Financial Service Providers, New Report Reveals

Most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to prefer and work with traditional financial service providers, even though there are now many new digital-first businesses. This, according to Revolut Business, which has published a report, titled “2020 Vision: Taking a closer look at antiquated banking… Read More

SOLV, an Indian Online Lending Marketplace for SMEs, Recommends Taking Immediate Measures to Prevent Economic Downturn Due to Coronavirus

SOLV, an online marketplace that matches lenders and micro-, small and medium-sized MSME borrowers, has expressed concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has resulted in economic uncertainty and instability. SOLV, which is a B2B platform backed by the Standard Chartered Bank, expects SMEs to… Read More

Mexican Fintech Credijusto Secures $100 Million in Debt from the Credit Suisse Group to Help Finance Local SMEs

Credijusto, a Mexican Fintech firm, has revealed that it has secured $100 million in debt from Credit Suisse Group, a Switzerland-based multinational wealth manager, investment bank and financial services company. Credijusto says that it acquired the capital in order to issue more loans to SMEs… Read More

Latinx Small Business Survey Anticipates Credit Needs of Latino SMEs During COVID-19

Camino Financial, a lender with a mission is to catalyze economic growth within low-to-moderate income communities, is out with a report on the US Latinx SME market and their credit needs. The Camino Financial U.S. Latinx Small Business Survey – Q4 2019, the first in… Read More

Germany: SME Funding Platform Creditshelf Reports Strong Growth in 2019

Creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft (CSQ.F) is reporting that revenue increased 92% during 2019. According to a release, creditshelf saw revenue increase to €4.564 million from year prior of €2.4 million. The growth was due in part to a successful partnership with Commerzbank. Creditshelf is an online lender… Read More

Banking Challenger Judo Bank Signs $350 million Committed Facility with Multinational Financial Giant Citi

Banking challenger Judo Bank has reportedly agreed to a three-year long, $350 million committed facility with giant multinational bank Citi. This should help Judo Bank provide funding to small businesses that may be struggling to meet expenses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The commitment… Read More

Online Lender Kabbage Moves to Help SMEs During Coronavirus Crisis with New Website “Helpsmallbusiness.com”

Online lender Kabbage has launched a new website “www.helpsmallbusiness.com” designed to support SMEs during the Coronavirus crisis. According to a release distributed by the Fintech, the initiative is a “call to action” that enables anyone to purchase an online gift certificate from participating small businesses… Read More

Fintech: An Increasing Number of UK Financial Technology Firms are Establishing Operations in Doha, Qatar

An increasing number of UK Fintech firms are establishing operations in Doha, the capital city of the Middle Eastern country of Qatar. Financial technology companies are setting up their businesses in the country after it introduced progressive investment laws and regulations, according to an official… Read More

People’s Bank of China Acquires $4.7 Million in Funding to Further Develop Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has reportedly acquired 32.35 million RMB (appr. $4.7 million) in special funding in order to finance the ongoing development of its blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled trade finance platform. The funding, which will be gradually injected during a… Read More

Mexico-based Fintech Clip Introduces New Contactless Payment System, “Clip Total”

Mexico-based Fintech firm Clip is introducing another payment method, called “Clip Total.” Adolfo Babatz, the company’s co-founder, said that the new payment solution is like having a “point of sale [system] in the palm of your hand.” During a recent presentation, Clip’s management shared an… Read More

Equiniti Riskfactor, a Risk Management and Fraud Prevention Tech Developer, Partners Codat to Allow SMEs to Securely Share Data with Lenders

Equiniti Group’s risk management division, Equiniti Riskfactor, has teamed up with Codat, a company that provides accounting integration APIs, in order to allow small and medium-sized (SME) customers to automatically and securely share financial data with their lenders. Equiniti Riskfactor will be integrating with Codat’s… Read More

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an Online Lending Platform for SMEs, Launches New Product to Help Women Entrepreneurs

India-based Fintech industry participant U GRO Capital aims to assist women business owners by offering them convenient access to working capital. U GRO Capital is an online lending platform that focuses on small and medium-sized (SME) businesses. The firm has introduced an unsecured lending product,… Read More

Here is the EU Strategy for SMEs and Digital Europe, Digital Assets on the List

Earlier today, the European Commission posted its “SME Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe.” The strategy is in recognition that “SMEs play a key role in Europe’s industrial fabric, providing two out of three jobs, and are central to the success of this new… Read More

Fintech Arival Bank is Applying for a Full Service Digital Banking License in Singapore

In June 2020, Singapore’s regulatory authorities will be issuing operational licenses to three new wholesale neobanks in order to provide better services to underbanked small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) confirmed in mid-2019 that it would begin accepting applications for five new… Read More

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