The Visa Foundation announces grantees to support COVID-19 recovery in Europe
May18

The Visa Foundation announces grantees to support COVID-19 recovery in Europe

Today the Visa Foundation announced $8.8 million in grants from the Visa Foundation’s $10 million COVID-19 emergency relief fund to support leading humanitarian assistance and disaster relief organisations globally. In Europe, the Visa Foundation has this month distributed $1.4 million of relief grants to organisations supporting the frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including Medecins Sans Frontieres, UNICEF and Red Cross,...

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NetSuite implementation specialist Threadgold Consulting brings Sidetrade’s AI tech to SMEs
May18

NetSuite implementation specialist Threadgold Consulting brings Sidetrade’s AI tech to SMEs

Forward thinking SMEs across the UK will now have a cutting-edge accounts receivable solution within their grasp, thanks to a new partnership between AI firm Sidetrade, and Threadgold Consulting. Threadgold Consulting is a specialist NetSuite ERP consultancy, enabling businesses to use cutting edge SaaS products for efficiency, scalability, intelligence, and risk reduction. They also develop innovative proprietary solutions to address...

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SME Marketplace unlocks financial access for 75,000 Indian farmers, aims to repair Coronavirus-hit supply chain
May15

SME Marketplace unlocks financial access for 75,000 Indian farmers, aims to repair Coronavirus-hit supply chain

BPC, the leading provider of digital payment solutions, shares pilot phase results from its new digital platform Safal Fasal, an SME Marketplace for small and marginal farmers in India. Through access to Farmers Producers Organisations (FPO), Safal Fasal has helped 75,000 Indian farmers access instant payment for the first time and increase their income. Crucially, it supports COVID-19-hit farmers to help the food and supply chain...

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Fiskl selects Salt Edge to globally amplify their financial management platform for small businesses
May14

Fiskl selects Salt Edge to globally amplify their financial management platform for small businesses

Fiskl, a UK-based software as a service company, joined hands with Salt Edge, a leader in offering open banking solutions, to deliver a seamless financial control experience to millions of small businesses globally. Open banking genuinely transforms the way businesses manage their money. Fiskl is a software technology company which created an intelligent financial manager that helps micro-businesses manage their day to day business...

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Fintech MarketFinance approved as CBILS lender to support UK businesses
May13

Fintech MarketFinance approved as CBILS lender to support UK businesses

Fintech business lender MarketFinance has today been accredited by the British Business Bank as a lender under the government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is designed to support the continued provision of finance to UK smaller businesses (SMEs) during the COVID-19 outbreak. The scheme enables lenders to provide facilities of up to £5m to smaller...

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Capital on Tap approved for accreditation as a lender for CBILS
May13

Capital on Tap approved for accreditation as a lender for CBILS

As COVID-19 continues to impact millions of small businesses across the UK and globe, it is crucial to protect the survival of these companies during the crisis. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, delivered through 60+ British Business Bank accredited lenders, is designed to support the continued provision of finance to UK smaller businesses (SMEs) during the Covid-19 outbreak. The scheme enables lenders to provide...

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Mastercard builds on COVID-19 response with commitment  to connect 1 billion people to the digital economy by 2025
May12

Mastercard builds on COVID-19 response with commitment to connect 1 billion people to the digital economy by 2025

In this time of crisis, Mastercard has expanded its worldwide commitment to financial inclusion by pledging to bring a total of 1 billion people and 50 million micro and small businesses into the digital economy by 2025. As part of this effort, there will be a direct focus on providing 25 million women entrepreneurs with solutions that can help them grow their businesses. The impact of COVID-19 has made it even more pressing to...

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Judopay joins the #KeepBritainMoving initiative to help support small businesses through COVID-19
Apr08

Judopay joins the #KeepBritainMoving initiative to help support small businesses through COVID-19

– Judopay, a leading mobile-first payment provider, today announced it has joined the #KeepBritainMoving initiative in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic to help small businesses.    As a part of a UK-wide campaign, Judopay will help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing them a platform where they can receive expert business advice, guidance or digital payment support to help keep their business running during...

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SMEs: 69% facing cash flow strains from coronavirus
Mar11

SMEs: 69% facing cash flow strains from coronavirus

Over two-thirds of UK SMEs (69%) have reported significant pressures on their cash levels according to latest insights from business lender MarketFinance. This is in large part down to businesses paying for supplies earlier than anticipated because of coronavirus-related stockpiling and fears of deeper disruptions to transport (road, air and rail) linkages. Additionally, on orders and work that has been completed, payments are being...

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Leading peer to peer lender celebrates £1bn milestone with 1% cashback offer for investors
Mar06

Leading peer to peer lender celebrates £1bn milestone with 1% cashback offer for investors

Assetz Capital, one of the UK’s most impactful business lenders, has surpassed the £1bn mark for lending to SMEs and housebuilders across the UK, just seven years from being set up in 2013. To celebrate the milestone, the marketplace lender has launched a new one per cent cashback offer for existing and new investors who invest new funds via the platform before midnight on 5th April 2020. Investors who keep these funds invested until...

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92% of UK SMEs ‘treated unfairly’ by banks

92 per cent of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) say that they are treated unfairly by their bank, according to a new poll commissioned by Leonne International, the global private equity company focused solely on providing patient capital and investment into SMEs. The survey, which quizzed 200 senior decision-makers within UK SMEs and was conducted by independent polling company Censuswide, also found that only 15 per cent say...

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Regional Co-location- A Great Option for SMEs
Nov16

Regional Co-location- A Great Option for SMEs

By Laurence Baker, Marketing Manager, Keysource It is no secret that businesses are becoming ever more dependent on data due to a number of changes including an upsurge in ‘Cloud’ services, digitalization and the internet of things. As a result a key priority is the safe and efficient storage of this vital data with companies looking for the best solution to meet their requirements. Traditionally the options were either to build your...

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