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  • Procurement Execs Brace For USMCA Impact

    April 22, 2019 In the wake of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement (the framework that outlines trade tariffs between the U.S., Mexico and Canada), analysts predict long-term impacts to supply chains as organizations ...
  • Ready Or Not, Faster Payments Will Impact Corporate Operations

    April 22, 2019 Corporate payments still don’t have a clear role in driving the adoption of faster payment technologies and systems in the U.S. The obvious assumption in the business-to-business (B2B) landscape is ...
  • Infibeam Partners With Primechain On Blockchain-Based Invoicing For Global Trade Finance

    April 22, 2019 Digital payments entity and eCommerce platform Infibeam Avenues and blockchain startup Primechain Technologies have announced a partnership to implement a cross-border blockchain invoicing platform for the $12 trillion global trade finance market. Primechain’s blockchain ...
  • Airbnb’s Business Travel Investment Leads B2B Funding For The Week

    April 19, 2019 The big news in B2B FinTech investment this week came from Airbnb, which is bolstering its presence in the business travel market with new funding, while corporate card startup Brex ...
  • Lenderfit Launches SMB Lending Tech In Beta

    April 19, 2019 Small business lending technology company Lenderfit has rolled out its services in beta, connecting financial institutions to solutions to facilitate small business lending. Reports in Insider Louisville said the Louisville-based startup ...
  • India Alt Lenders Want Relaxed Restrictions

    April 19, 2019 India’s alternative finance community is calling on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to relax regulations on the market, particularly as they pertain to lending caps. Reports in Business Standard this ...
  • Hypur Enables B2B Payments For CBD eMerchants

    April 19, 2019 CBD and cannabisElectronic payments company Hypur, which targets the cannabis and hemp industries, has unveiled its online electronic payment solution for transactions within the hemp and CBD community. In a press release issued ...
  • What Payroll Innovation Says About Accountants’ Shifting Role

    April 19, 2019 The shifting role of small business (SMB) accountants is largely driven by the increase in automated solutions available to business owners today. With machines now taking care of repetitive financial ...
  • Walmart Offers Cheaper Supplier Finance For Sustainability

    April 19, 2019 WalmartWalmart and HSBC are introducing a new initiative that pegs supplier financing rates to that vendor’s sustainability performances. In an announcement this week, Walmart and HSBC said the new supply chain finance ...
  • RiverPay Aids Merchants With QR Code Payment Integration

    April 18, 2019 UnionPayThe UnionPay card in China is accepted by more than 80 percent of merchants in the United States, but Chinese customers are increasingly moving toward QR code payment capability. RiverPay, ...
  • Trade Disputes Make Long-Lasting Mark On Global Supply Chains

    April 18, 2019 While the U.S. and China continue the tedious process of smoothing out trade tensions, possible new trade disputes are emerging between the U.S. and Europe, with analysts warning of long-lasting ...
  • Newly Funded Airbase Consolidates Spend Management

    April 18, 2019 Newly Funded Airbase Consolidates Spend ManagementAirbase, a spend management company looking to consolidate a range of expense management processes for organizations, has announced new funding for its technology. According to reports, First Round Capital led a ...
  • Panxora Safeguards ICO Capital For Treasurers

    April 18, 2019 Cryptocurrency consortium Panxora is rolling out a new solution aimed at helping organizations preserve the funds they have raised through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Reports in Blockchain News this week said ...
  • EY Secures Biz Transactions On Public Blockchains

    April 18, 2019 EYA new technology protocol announced by corporate accounting and auditing firm Ernst & Young (EY) aims to secure transactions made over public Ethereum blockchain. EY announced this week that its zero-knowledge ...
  • Ripple’s Cross-Border Offerings Gain Asia Adoption

    April 18, 2019 The competition for cross-border payments continues apace, with both SWIFT and Ripple making progress — the former in Asia, the latter in Africa. Stripe makes a bid to ease compliance ...
  • Thanks To Ransomware, Bitcoin Leaves A Bad Taste In Corporates’ Mouths

    April 18, 2019 ransomwareThe last several years have seen a surge in efforts among the cryptocurrency community to legitimize the technology. Once seen as a tool for the dark web and black markets, ...
  • Fed Sees Jump In SMB Capital Demand

    April 18, 2019 Fed Sees Jump In SMB Capital DemandThe Federal Reserve has released new data on small businesses’ appetite for capital, and it appears that financing demand is on the rise. Reports in ABA Banking Journal this week said ...
  • UK Bank NatWest Introduces Biometric Payments

    April 17, 2019 NatWestU.K. bank NatWest has announced a biometric payment technology for its commercial and business customers. The new development will allow for customers to make payments through an app using Apple’s ...
  • Pilot’s Human/Tech Combo Takes On SMB Back-Office Frictions

    April 17, 2019 Multinational conglomerates, mom-and-pops, sole traders — businesses of all sizes across all industries must manage the books. More often than not, accounting and bookkeeping are seen as necessary evils that ...
  • MineralTree, Procurify Team On Procure-To-Pay

    April 17, 2019 Accounts payable technology provider MineralTree and corporate spend management firm Procurify are teaming up to integrate their solutions and streamline the broader procure-to-pay process for joint business customers. In a press ...
  • Supplier Contracts At The Center Of 7-Eleven Franchisee Dispute

    April 17, 2019 A dispute between 7-Eleven franchise owners and 7-Eleven, Inc. (SEI) is brewing, putting vendor contract negotiations in the spotlight of the franchise sector. A press release, issued on Tuesday (April 16), ...
  • Basware Deepens Accounts Payable Analytics

    April 17, 2019 Electronic invoicing and source-to-pay company Basware is deepening the ability for corporate customers to be able to analyze accounts payable data. The company announced Tuesday (April 16) that it is enhancing ...
  • French Gov’t Sees Blockchain As A ‘Priority’

    April 17, 2019 France joins the roster of governments examining blockchain as a conduit to changing how services and payments are rendered. Elsewhere, blockchain sees increasing adoption in the insurance vertical.
  • Industry Leaders Form Center For Payments

    April 17, 2019 A group of payment associations in the U.S. are collaborating to launch the Center for Payments, a program focused on propelling the development of the nation’s payments industry. An announcement issued ...
  • FinTech Brex Raises $100M Debt Capital

    April 16, 2019 FinTech Brex Raises $100M In Debt CapitalA company that provides credit cards for startups has raised $100 million in debt capital to continue its growth, according to a news release from Brex and Barclays Investment Bank. ...
  • Billtrust Acquired Second Phase

    April 16, 2019 Billtrust Collections Help Suppliers Get PaidB2B cash-order solution provider Billtrust announced this morning it has acquired B2B eCommerce wholesale distributor Second Phase.  The acquisition, according to a release, will allow Billtrust greater range in digitizing ...
  • Deutsche Pressured To Trim US Investment Bank

    April 16, 2019 Deutsche Pressured To Trim US Investment BankDeutsche Bank is reportedly being pressured by European regulators to trim its U.S. investment bank further after years of concerns that the unit is too large and too unprofitable. Reports in ...
  • Funding Options Criticizes UK Approach To Late SMB Tax Payments

    April 16, 2019 HM Revenue & CustomsAlternative small business lending platform Funding Options has criticized U.K. tax authorities’ approach to small businesses that fall behind on tax payments. Reports in AltFi said Funding Options argued that the ...
  • Cambodia, Singapore In X-Border FinTech Pact

    April 16, 2019 The central banks of Singapore and Cambodia have struck a pact to work together on FinTech development. Elsewhere, the Federal Reserve may take a closer look at community bank and ...
  • What Anonymous B2B Trade Means For The Buyer-Supplier Relationship

    April 16, 2019 The buyer-supplier relationship is viewed as a strategic component of commerce, procurement, supply chain management and the overall success of a business. Yet, the needs of both buyer and vendor ...
  • MUFG Launches Proprietary Digital Coin

    April 16, 2019 MUFGMUFG, Japan’s largest bank, will follow JPMorgan Chase in launching a proprietary digital coin. Reports in the Japan Times said Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) will roll out its digital token, dubbed Coin, ...
  • Supply Chain Strategies Forge Closer Ties With Shareholder Value

    April 16, 2019 It’s earnings season once again, with executives and shareholders hanging on the numbers of revenues, profits and market growth. Yet, there’s another area of business operations that experts have said ...
  • Standard Chartered Broadens Biz Banking Services Across Asia

    April 16, 2019 Standard CharteredStandard Chartered is spreading the availability of some of its corporate financial services across Asia. A press release Monday (April 15) said Standard Chartered is expanding its payments collection tool Straight2Bank ...
  • In B2B, P2P, Banking And Beyond: APIs Are Coming

    April 16, 2019 Being open about Open Banking means adopting technological change, even though there’s no requirement to do so. As Red Hat’s Justin Goldsmith, senior consulting architect, explains in the latest “State ...
  • Mastercard Commercial Cardholders Get More Eyes On Amazon Data

    April 15, 2019 Mastercard Gives Commercial Cardholders More Amazon DataMastercard has announced it is upgrading commercial cardholders’ back-office insights by providing companies with more data for Amazon Business transactions. “For many businesses, reconciling B2B transactions can be challenging due to ...
  • Ernst & Young, KPMG Reported To Danish Police For Money Laundering

    April 15, 2019 money launderingDanish operations of Ernst & Young (EY) and KPMG are now under investigation by Danish police related to money laundering cases. According to Bloomberg, EY is accused of failing to notify ...
  • In B2B eCommerce, Lowest Price Isn’t Always The Right Price

    April 15, 2019 Amazon has found a gold mine with its third party sales service. Because the company takes a percentage of each sale from its third party sellers, as well as additional ...
  • SME Lender Axsesstoday Announces Voluntary Administration

    April 15, 2019 Gone into administrationAustralian SME lender Axsesstoday has announced it is entering voluntary administration. The company made the decision after its senior lenders informed Axsesstoday that they could no longer support the business with ...
  • Revised Marijuana Banking Bill Gains New Support

    April 15, 2019 U.S. senators have introduced a revised version of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act in an effort to connect legal marijuana companies to banking services, and the bill ...
  • IMF Issues Warning Over Corporate Debt, Cash Stockpiles

    April 15, 2019 International Monetary FundThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its Global Financial Stability Report last week, pointing to rising corporate debt in the U.S. and the growing stockpiles of cash upon which enterprises ...

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