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Marketers to rethink digital experiences to reach better outcomes 

Nearly three out of four B2B buyers (72%) reported completing a recent significant purchase by ordering and paying online, according to Gartner. A Gartner survey of 725 B2B buyers found that buyers use digital commerce to address complex, new problems and ongoing operational issues, not just...


One in five SMEs unable to access external finance 

More than one in five (22%) small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that needed external finance and/or capital over the last couple of years were unable to access it. Indeed, over a quarter (27%) have had to stop or pause an area of their business because of a lack of finance. This is...


UK SMB founders focus on resilience and adaptability to combat inflation pressures 

UK founders have increased their resilience (57%), adaptability (55%) and financial acumen (48%) since starting their own business, according to a study of 502 UK SMBs founders by Oracle NetSuite and The Founding Network.  The Oracle NetSuite State of Entrepreneurship Report: How...


Real-time rails can unlock new value creation opportunities for UAE financial organisations  

With new digital payment trends on the rise, a new set of impactful use cases are now possible. Craig Ramsey, Global Head of Real-time Payments, ACI Worldwide, talks about this and how real-time rails can create new opportunities for financial institutions in the UAE.   With their...


Mobile payments are driving the cashless revolution  

New research conducted by YouLend – an embedded finance provider – and Dojo – a payment service provider – has revealed a significant trend when it comes to the way businesses are operating; they are ditching cash payments.   In fact, only 5% of businesses in...


Optimus Cards uses Temenos to scale business 

Optimus Cards is an Electronic Money Institution, based in the UK. The company chose Temenos’ open platform for composable banking and to grow its banking portfolio. Lindsay Robertson, CEO, Optimus Cards, tells us more about the implementation and how Temenos’ solution is allowing the...


Credit OK introduces Protect Now Pay Later for SME insurance 

Credit OK, a technology platform that plays a significant role in Thailand’s  SME market, offers financial products for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) including credit facilities and insurance for small businesses. Credit OK remains focused on helping entrepreneurs to...


Flocash and Visa partner to promote digital capabilities for African SMEs

The two companies have joined together to launch Flostore, powered by a Visa digital wallet and Flocash’s African payment platform. Visa, a world leader in digital payments, has announced that it is partnering with Flocash, one of FT Africa’s fastest growing FinTech 2022 companies, to...


World API Summit unleashes the power of the Application Programming Interface

The inaugural edition of the World API Summit virtually convened ASEAN’s top API leaders and brought together 250+ IT decision makers, thought leaders, and API enthusiasts to unlock new revenue streams and drive business growth with APIs in the ASEAN region. Friday, 24 June 2022: The ASEAN...


Canadian small businesses should invest in innovation now 

Canadian SMEs should consider investing in innovations and technology before interest rates increase even higher, according to the latest report from Scotiabank.  Scotiabank’s latest small business trend report, SMEs: The Shortage Economy, sheds light...


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