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Alba Bank partners with ClearBank to manage payments for SMEs

Alba Bank partners with ClearBank to manage payments for SMEs

Alba Bank, one of the UK’s newest challenger banks dedicated to supporting SMEs, has partnered with ClearBank, an enabler of real-time clearing and embedded banking, to manage payments for its customers. Alba...

Hong Leong Bank celebrates five consecutive years as The Asian Banker’s Best SME Bank

Hong Leong Bank celebrates five consecutive years as The Asian Banker’s...

In an achievement that highlights its excellence in serving SMEs in Malaysia, Hong Leong Bank (HLB) has been awarded the title of Best SME Bank by The Asian Banker for the fifth year...

Experian launches 4D Credit to help lenders better support small businesses to thrive and survive

Experian launches 4D Credit to help lenders better support small businesses...

Experian has announced the launch of 4D Credit – a new suite of services designed to help lenders better manage their commercial lending portfolio and provide valuable support for small businesses as they look...

How the rise of digital platforms is meeting unmet needs for SME banking  

How the rise of digital platforms is meeting unmet needs for SME banking  

Banks need to understand and meet the challenges of SMEs and ensure they’re being served appropriately. Thomas Becher, Head of SME Banking at SAP Fioneer, discusses how the SME banking market provides a...

Rooting for Africa’s insurance industry 

Rooting for Africa’s insurance industry 

FinChoice – a sister company to HomeChoice – has launched a Personal Accident Plan using Root’s platform, with the aim of selling life insurance to its urban customer base. Here, Louw Hopley, Founder...

HedgeFlows launches with £2 million funding to empower SMEs for international trade

HedgeFlows launches with £2 million funding to empower SMEs for international ...

HedgeFlows, a FinTech platform for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has launched following a £2 million funding round. The HedgeFlows platform enables SMEs to seamlessly manage foreign payments,...

Technology is the key to small business growth 

Technology is the key to small business growth 

Singaporean small businesses that leverage technology are more likely to experience business growth, according to global professional accounting body, CPA Australia.  Around one-third (36.4%)...

Mastercard aids merchants by giving consumers more payment choices 

Mastercard aids merchants by giving consumers more payment choices 

Mastercard has expanded Mastercard Instalments, its unique and innovative  Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) programme that delivers greater choice at checkout, both in-store and online, in the United Arab...

COVID triggers changes in payments habits among over eight in ten consumers

COVID triggers changes in payments habits among over eight in ten consumers

More than eight in ten consumers (86%) say that their payments habits have changed since the start of the pandemic, with 59% trying a new payment method for the first time – a number which rises to 77% among the...

TymeBank signs with Network International to empower SME businesses to accept electronic payments

TymeBank signs with Network International to empower SME businesses to accept...

TymeBank, a leading digital bank in South Africa, is set to empower small and micro businesses to accept card payments, powered by Network International, the leading enabler of digital commerce across Africa and the...

Tide and GoCardless team up to help small businesses get paid faster

Tide and GoCardless team up to help small businesses get paid faster

Tide, a leading UK business banking platform, has announced a partnership with GoCardless, a global leader in recurring payments, to launch a service that will allow Tide members to collect invoice payments...

Visa study finds 94% of SMBs and 90% of consumers in UAE have adopted new behaviours amid COVID-19

Visa study finds 94% of SMBs and 90% of consumers in UAE have adopted new...

Visa, a global leader in digital payments, has published its global ‘Back to Business Study’ assessing the dramatic shift to digital commerce in response to the pandemic, driven largely by changing...

Editor’s Question: How can financial software help an SME?

Editor’s Question: How can financial software help an SME?

Financial software can make a huge difference to the success of an SME. Branden Jenkins, Chief Operating Officer, Medius, said: “Historic inflation levels, a looming recession and the possibility of another...

Editor’s Question: How can SMEs alleviate cash flow pressures caused by late payments?

Editor’s Question: How can SMEs alleviate cash flow pressures caused by...

In uncertain economic times, small businesses are being squeezed from all sides. Alex von Schirmeister, Managing Director, UK & EMEA, Xero, explains hows small- and medium-sized companies can cope with late...

How not to drown in red tape: there’s an app for that

How not to drown in red tape: there’s an app for that

Companies are facing an ever-growing compliance burden as regulations increase and with skilled talent hard to come by, finance teams are trying to do more with less. Businesses in the SME bracket will...

Family-owned businesses should bring in finance talent and invest in technology to level up

Family-owned businesses should bring in finance talent and invest in...

Family-owned businesses (FOBs) are built for resilience. However, when these businesses grow to a certain size, the financial cracks can start to show. A lack of standardised processes, integrated systems and directed...

Transforming SME manufacturing 

Transforming SME manufacturing 

Don Valentine, Absoft’s Commercial Director and ADIMA ERP Lead, talks to us about transforming SME manufacturing and how the UK’s manufacturing sector has responded well to the challenges of recent...

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