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Assetz Capital Now Accredited as a Recovery Loan Scheme Lender

Assetz Capital has now been accredited as a recovery loan scheme lender. The team at Assetz Capital, which serves as a marketplace lending platform, notes that the lender will be delivering property-secured loans “between £250,000 and £10m” to SMEs across the United Kingdom, covering commercial… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Secures Visa Ready Certification, which Helps Clients Access Seamless Digital Payments Solutions

UK-based Fintech firm Modulr reveals that they’ve managed to secure their Visa Ready certification, which supports customers in selecting the “best of breed payment solutions” that meet Visa’s international standards. As noted in an update from Modulr, the extended collaboration with Visa will help with… Read More

UK’s Invoice Financing Platform MarketFinance Introduces New and Improved Accounts

UK-based MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, acknowledges that they understand the “stresses” and “frustrations” that small businesses go through on daily basis. Although they cannot fix everything, the company explains that they can provide you the financial “firepower” you… Read More

European Fintech iwoca Reveals that 1 in 3 Brokers Now See Growing Demand for Unsecured Finance

The iwoca SME Expert Index reveals that 1 in 3 brokers “see rising demand for unsecured finance.” As noted in an update shared with CI, more than a third (38%) of brokers submitted “more lending applications for unsecured finance in May compared to the previous… Read More

Lithuania based Debiitum, a Borderless Financing Platform, Reports 7,000+ Users, $8M in Deposits

The team at Lithuania-based financing platform Debitum recently published their platform statistics update for June 2021. As noted in a blog post by Debitum, the month of June was a relatively calm or quiet month for the platform. However, their team continued working hard to… Read More

Tejas Sherkar from October Explains How Credit Models Quantify Risk when Extending Credit to Borrowers

The team at European online lender October has published a blog post on credit risk analysis models including their construction and application. October notes in an update that the Covid-19 health crisis has led to two situations: a rise in the number of new loan… Read More

Singapore based Fintech Lending Solution Provider CrediLinq.Ai Secures SGD 1.35M via New Funding Round

Singapore-headquartered financial services tech firm, CrediLinq.Ai, reveals that it has acquired SGD 1.35 million through a new funding round. The Fintech lender says that it plans to transform how credit is underwritten to SMEs using advanced tech solutions that will be integrated within its lending… Read More

Euronext Partners Early Metrics, a Provider of Startup Ratings, Valuations, Analysis of Technology Trends

Euronext reveals that it has teamed up with Early Metrics, an established provider of independent start-up ratings, valuations and analysis of key technology trends. Through the partnership, the organizations will offer free-of-cost automated analytical reports about SMEs operating in the technology sector that are also… Read More

India based Neobanking Fintech Razorpay Explains how RazorpayX Payroll Automates All Things Payroll

Indian neobank Razorpay recently shared payroll compliance mistakes that businesses should try to avoid. The RazorPay team explains that payroll compliance is one of the “most important” processes a business performs so that it can maintain operations. All businesses in India and globally have to… Read More

UK’s Business Banking Fintech Tide Secures $100M via Series C at $650M Valuation

UK-based business banking platform Tide has secured more than $100 million in capital through a Series C round (at a $650 million valuation). Tide, which has helped around 350,000 SMEs and opened more than 410,000 business accounts since it launched operations in the United Kingdom… Read More

Ripple to Expand from Cross-Border Payments to Tokenized Services, Bringing Crypto Capabilities to Enterprises, Company Exec Reveals

Asheesh Birla, GM – RippleNet at American Fintech Ripple, which is currently involved in a lawsuit from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), recently published a blog post, titled, “Evolving RippleNet for a Tokenized Future.” Birla writes that cryptocurrency and blockchain or DLT are… Read More

BaaS Fintech Netbank Partners Investree Philippines to Expand Digital SME Lending Services

Netbank and Investree have announced a new partnership in order to expand electronic SME lending in the Philippines. Netbank, which is a banking as a service (BaaS) platform, and Investree, an SME lender from Indonesia, have confirmed that their partnership will focus on expanding loans… Read More

Account to Account Payments Fintech GoCardless Partners Pennylane to Help SMEs Collect Recurring Payments

GoCardless, an established Fintech firm offering account-to-account payments, has teamed up with Pennylane, a financial management and accounting platform for firms and their accountants. Through the partnership, the companies will provide SMEs and early-stage ventures with an easy and intuitive way to manage and collect… Read More

Data-Driven SME Financing Fintech AREX Markets Acquires €8.8M in Capital to Better Serve UK, Spain Markets

AREX Markets, the data-driven Fintech that aims to lower financing costs for small businesses and enables them with accessing cash a lot quicker, reveals that its €8.8 million Series A round has been finalized. The funds acquired will be used to expand the firm’s business… Read More

Luuc Mannaerts, CEO of European Online Lender October’s Netherlands Operations, Explains how Platform Helps SMEs

European online lender October has shared key insights from its Netherlands CEO Luuc Mannaerts. Luuc, who earned his Masters in Business Economics, with a specialization in Finance and Strategy, reveals that when he was around 40 years of age, he went to INSEAD where he… Read More

Digital Banking: Hong Kong’s Virtual Bank Airstar Appoints Xiaomi’s CFO Alain Lam Sai Wai as Chair of BoD

Hong Hong-based digital banking platform Airstar Bank has confirmed the appointment of Xiaomi’s Chief Financial Officer Alain Lam Sai Wai as its new Chairperson of the Board of Directors (BoD). The previous Chair, Lei Jun, the Chinese billionaire businessman who established Xiaomi, has now stepped… Read More

Lithuania’s Borderless SME Financing Platform Debitum Explains how Merchant Cash Advances Help Businesses

The team at Lithuania-based financing platform Debitum notes that raising funds for SMEs can be quite a challenging and stressful experience. Until only recently, the choice had been between the different types of loans provided mainly by traditional banking institutions, which involve tedious application processes… Read More

Canadian Fintech Caary Capital, a Digital Lending and Payments Platform for SMEs, Secures Additional Funding

Canada- based Caary Capital, a Fintech firm focused on assisting SMEs, has secured $4.1 million through a seed equity round. As noted by the company: “CAARY is a Digital lending and payments platform targeting the SME space including startups. Through our platform and the partnerships… Read More

UK Fintech Tomato Pay Introduces QR-Code Payments and Invoicing App for Small Businesses, Local Traders

Tomato Pay, a newly-launched QR-code payment and invoicing app, is currently available for use in the United Kingdom. The Fintech app is intended for small businesses and sole traders. As noted by the firm’s management: “Tomato Pay is a simple, QR-code based payments and invoice… Read More

Assetz Capital to Offer a Summer Rate Reduction of 0.45% Across All Loan Products to Borrowers Until July 31, 2021

UK-based Assetz Capital, a peer-to-peer lender that originates secured loans, notes that it’s pleased to be offering a summer rate “reduction of 0.45%” across all of its loan products to borrowers until July 31, 2021. As mentioned in a blog post by the Assetz Capital… Read More

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