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Smaller businesses, don’t be left behind

Mark Freeman, Offer Manager Digital Buildings, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric, offers his advice on how SMEs can save money on their energy bills. Larger businesses are undoubtedly leading the charge when it comes to managing their energy usage to lead to sustainable and more efficient...


Cross-border payments FinTech hits profitability after year of rapid growth 

Neo, a cross-border payments and FX FinTech, has announced that the firm is now profitable as an increasing number of SMEs explore alternatives to banks for managing their international business needs.  The Barcelona-based FinTech which provides a one-stop-shop multi-currency account...


Growth initiative for SMEs launched in Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, has launched the ‘Dubai International Growth Initiative’, allocating AED500 million to accelerate the expansion of small- and medium-sized enterprises...


Landmark GoDaddy study reveals huge impact made by microbusinesses to local economies

Microbusinesses generate new jobs, raise income and significantly increase GDP in their local communities, according to a landmark report that pinpoints the tangible economic benefits that entrepreneurs bring to their local areas. The findings come from Venture Forward, an annual international...


Eight in 10 small businesses taking positive steps to strengthen their companies

Eight in ten small business owners (81%) are planning to develop their companies in 2024. New research from Novuna Business Finance shows that over a third (33%) are focusing on new initiatives to increase income, while a fifth (20%) are looking to reduce their fixed costs. With around nine in 10...


bunq becomes the first AI-powered bank in Europe as it unveils its own GenAI platform

bunq, a neobank in Europe, has launched Finn, a GenAI platform available to all its users. Effectively replacing the search function on the app, Finn will enable bunq users to live the life they want, with help of bunq: plan their finances, better budget, navigate the app, easily find...


SMEs feeling the squeeze with rising costs the top concern

According to a new survey, 84.2% of SMEs list rising costs as their top business concern. Peninsula Group conducted a survey of 79,000 SMEs across five countries – Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK – to see what the top priorities...


Xero partners with Flinks to connect more Canadian and US small businesses to their banking data

Xero, a global small business platform, has announced it is partnering with Flinks, a leader in open banking, to give small businesses in Canada and the United States secure access to more than 20 direct bank connections and high-quality transaction data. The increased access for Xero...


Barings Law doubles monthly case load by choosing Zoho One

The adoption of Zoho One has significantly enhanced the freedom and autonomy of staff at Barings Law by centralising access to all necessary tools on a single platform. At the English law firm, half a million clients are now managed on a single platform, dramatically boosting efficiency, enabling...


Collaboration addresses accelerating demand for modern retirement technology among UK SMEs

Smart Pension, one of the UK’s leading workplace pension providers, and Mercer, a global consulting and investments leader and a business of Marsh McLennan, has launched a new pension solution to meet the accelerating demand for modern retirement technology among the UK’s 5.5 million...


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