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  • Top Conglomerates Enter A New Era Of Supply Chain Disruption

    June 25, 2019 Supply chain volatility is a difficult nut to crack, due to a host of risks that can be (or at least appear to be) out of a company’s control. Natural ...
  • HSBC Invests In Serai Buyer-Supplier Platform

    June 25, 2019 HSBCHSBC is investing in a Hong Kong-based company aimed at matching small manufacturers with component suppliers across the globe, according to KFGO reports on Sunday (June 23). Serai officially launched operations ...
  • US Bank, Inworks Partner On Hospital Payments

    June 25, 2019 US Bank, Inworks Partner On Hospital PaymentsU.S. Bank has teamed up with accounts payable automation firm Inworks to streamline business-to-business payments within the healthcare sector. In a press release on Monday (June 24), the firms said their ...
  • Fundbox And OroCommerce Team To Break The $3.1T Trade Credit Logjam

    June 25, 2019 Trade credit has been around for decades and is less than efficient, with $3.1 trillion tied up in outstanding invoices. To grease the wheels of commerce, Fundbox and OroCommerce are joining ...
  • Amazon Launches Online Store For Beauty Pros

    June 24, 2019 Amazon Launches Store For Beauty ProsAmazon launched its latest B2B entry in eCommerce on Monday (June 24) with the Amazon Professional Beauty Store, a shopping hub for professional stylists, barbers and estheticians. The store will ...
  • SWIFT To Open gpi To Blockchain Rails

    June 24, 2019 SWIFT To Open gpi To Blockchain FirmsPayments messaging firm SWIFT will allow blockchain companies to connect into its global payments innovation (gpi) platform, SWIFT said in its latest report on the future of payments. Cointelegraph reported Monday ...
  • Supreme Cannabis Launches UK Investment Platform

    June 24, 2019 The Supreme Cannabis Company, based out of Toronto, has announced it’s launching Supreme Heights, an investment platform for the U.K. and Europe. The new platform, which will be based in London, ...
  • In The UK, Fines May Loom For Big Firms That Pay Late

    June 24, 2019 New proposals on offer from Minister of Small Business Kelly Tolhurst in the U.K. may hit large firms in the pocketbook — via fines, if they pay smaller suppliers late. ...
  • How ACH Business Payments Pave The Way For US Open Banking

    June 24, 2019 In B2B payments, corporates’ continued use of paper checks confounds FinTech firms working to give businesses more affordable, faster and more efficient payment options. Yet, for many business payers, the ...
  • SMBs May Get More Time To Adopt New Accounting Standards

    June 24, 2019 Financial regulators are considering allowing smaller businesses (SMBs) more time to comply with sweeping changes in lease accounting standards, which experts have said will place a significant burden as organizations ...
  • Cash Flow Worries Limit SMB Hiring

    June 24, 2019 Some of the world’s largest conglomerates are raising concerns about an impending economic recession in the U.S., supply chain disruptions stemming from trade disputes and a global market shakeup from ...
  • Fortino Capital Backs Dutch T&E Firm Declaree

    June 24, 2019 fundingFortino Capital Partners revealed that it has invested in Declaree, expanding its portfolio of travel and expense management companies. Founded in 2014 by Bas Janssen, Bart Jochems and Jasper Spoor, Declaree ...
  • Capital One Acquires Trade Credit Firm BlueTarp

    June 24, 2019 Capital One Financial Corporation announced Friday (June 21) that it has reached an agreement to acquire purchase-to-payment and credit management company BlueTarp. In a press release, Capital One pointed to augmented ...
  • FairFX Licensed To Enter Biz Lending Space

    June 24, 2019 FairFX Group, through its subsidiary Spectrum Payment Services, announced that it has been licensed to provide credit facilities as a broker, allowing it to offer loan products to both its ...
  • BoE Mulls FinTech Access Amid Brexit Uncertainty

    June 21, 2019 Facing Uncertainty From Brexit, BoE Opens Balance Sheet To TechThe Bank of England may open its doors to tech companies and payment firms, and the move could potentially boost the U.K.’s $9 billion FinTech sector in the face of ...
  • Conflict Of Interest Claims Hit UK SMB Bank Dispute Plan

    June 21, 2019 The U.K. is moving forward with plans to develop a dispute resolution service (DRS) for small businesses (SMBs) mistreated by banks, but reports in the Financial Times said the head ...
  • The Predicament Of C-Suite Fraud And Government Cyberattacks

    June 21, 2019 Australia is the land for some underhanded doings from scammers attacking small businesses for payments fraud — targeting two-thirds of SMBs, according to a Norton LifeLock study. Separately, 93 percent of ...
  • Southwest Launches Credit Card For SMBs

    June 21, 2019 Southwest Airlines is introducing a credit card for small business owners aimed at enhanced travel rewards. Business Insider reported Thursday (June 20) that Southwest announced the Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business ...
  • B2B Startup Investors Go After The Niche Markets

    June 21, 2019 While there were no mega-deals in the B2B startup funding realm this week, it was still a busy time for companies and investors, with many funders targeting companies operating in ...
  • How Data Unlocks The Hidden Potential Of Supplier Invoices

    June 21, 2019 Europe has a range of EU and state-wide initiatives to develop electronic invoicing standards in both the private and public sectors, with a few goals in mind. Standardizing the way ...
  • Bill.com To IPO

    June 20, 2019 IPOB2B payments company Bill.com is gearing up to go public just weeks after announcing an $88 million investment round, Business Insider reported Thursday (June 20). Two unnamed sources told the publication ...
  • GIACT Ups Fraud Game With Equifax Analytics

    June 20, 2019 Data analytics company Equifax is teaming up with identity verification solutions provider GIACT Systems to help joint corporate customers mitigate the risk of fraud. In a press release Thursday (June 20) ...
  • Trade Ledger Launches Invoice Finance-as-a-Service

    June 20, 2019 Open Banking platform Trade Ledger is introducing an invoice financing solution for banks and alternative lenders, the company announced this week. A press release on Wednesday (June 19) noted that Trade ...
  • UBS Launches SMB Cards To Separate Business Spend

    June 20, 2019 UBS Bank USA is rolling out a new suite of commercial card products for its small business (SMB) customers, according to Bankrate reports this week. The co-branded Visa corporate cards ...
  • CYBG Rebrands To Virgin Money Name In SMB Pursuit

    June 20, 2019 The Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group (CYBG) brand is going into retirement after its merger with Virgin Money, which will have its name lead the revamped U.K. financial institution (FI), ...
  • Cross-Border Efforts Ripple (Literally) Through Cryptos And Payments

    June 20, 2019 Libra topped headlines, spurring debate over crypto’s role in eCommerce. However, beyond Facebook’s announcement were several other initiatives, also designed to speed digital transactions across borders, from Ripple’s new wave ...
  • The Competitive Advantage Of Commercial Card Acceptance

    June 20, 2019 Commercial cards account for only a portion of corporates’ overall spend, as checks stick around and ACH gains ground. However, their market share is on the rise as card issuers ...
  • How False-Positives Complicate The B2B Payments Fraud Fight

    June 20, 2019 Retailers focused on combating fraud have credit cards in the cross-hairs of their efforts. Between data breaches exposing customer details and card information and the rise of card-not-present fraud as ...
  • FlexWage Taps Fiserv For Real-Time Access To Wages

    June 20, 2019 calendar paydayOn-demand wage service provider FlexWage has announced it is working with Fiserv to power disbursements to employees using its service. A press release issued this week said FlexWage is enhancing OnDemand ...
  • Duffel Funding Round Adds Fuel To Travel Industry Innovation

    June 19, 2019 airplaneDisruption keeps hitting the travel industry, whether via digital payment or commerce, and the latest example of that comes from a U.K.-based startup called Duffel. According to a new report, the ...
  • PwC’s Xero Accounting Partnership Goes Global

    June 19, 2019 PwCCorporate audit and accounting company PwC is expanding its existing collaboration with small business cloud accounting company Xero. The companies announced in a press release Tuesday (June 18) that their expanded ...
  •  Blockchain Rx For Drug Supply Chains

    June 19, 2019 blockchainIt wasn’t all about Libra, the new cryptocurrency backed by social media and financial heavyweights and underpinned by blockchain.  Announcements tied to DLT also spanned pharmaceutical supply chain pilots and ...
  • Aprio Integrates Jirav Data Analytics For SMB Accounting

    June 19, 2019 small business accountingAprio Cloud and Jirav are teaming up to develop small business accounting solutions aimed at providing real-time data visibility to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and their advisors. In a press ...
  • HSBC Taps Tokenization For Accounts Receivable Tool

    June 19, 2019 HSBC is rolling out its digital accounts receivable solution for corporates in India after teaming up with Australia-based Identitii, reports in IT Wire said on Tuesday (June 18). The bank is ...
  • RBS Chooses Leader For SMB Digital Bank Mettle

    June 19, 2019 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is pressing forward with its digital-first bank, targeting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and reports have said the financial institution (FI) has chosen a leader ...
  • Strategic Procurement Casts A Wider Data-Capture Net

    June 19, 2019 B2B FinTech has made leaps and bounds in the world of procurement, enabling large enterprises to automate a significant portion of their purchasing processes. Strategic sourcing, data integrations with ERP ...
  • How Corporates Are Driving US RTP Adoption

    June 18, 2019 faster paymentsAdoption of real-time payments in the U.S. has been slow, particularly compared to other markets like the U.K. The assumption, of course, is that faster payment functionality only has a ...
  • Payroll Startup PayFit Lands $79M

    June 18, 2019 Payroll startup PayFit has announced $79 million in new funding, according to reports Monday (June 17). The France-based company secured the funding from Eurazeo and Bpifrance, which are backing PayFit’s payroll ...
  • SEC Fines KPMG $50M For ‘Ethical Failures’

    June 18, 2019 Corporate auditing and accounting firm KPMG remains in the crosshairs of regulators in various parts of the globe. The most recent case is rooted in the U.S., where the Securities and ...
  • UK SMB Challenger Bank Competition Ramps Up

    June 18, 2019 U.K. challenger bank Tide is closing in on surpassing the market share of competitor The Co-Operative Bank, reports in AltFi said this week, highlighting the traction that new market entrants ...

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