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UAE-based North Ladder to scale tech platform following funding boost

North Ladder (previously called BuyBack Bazaar), a UAE-based secured trading platform for pre-owned luxury assets and electronics, has announced a US$5 million Series A funding round led by regional venture capital firm BECO Capital. The new investment will help the company scale up its...


AWS to open data centres in Switzerland

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced it will open an infrastructure region in Switzerland in the second half of 2022. The AWS Europe (Zurich) Region will comprise three Availability Zones and join existing regions...


PayBy releases landmark study uncovering UAE consumer attitudes to spending in the pandemic

Abu Dhabi-based innovative FinTech enterprise PayBy has released its first study of the UAE consumer payments landscape, conducted in association with Kantar. The study included a diverse sampling of UAE consumers to evaluate their attitudes to spending, saving and modes of payment in light of...


Trust Machine initiative aims to bridge SME funding gap

Finastra has announced plans to deliver a range of initiatives which enable its customers to accelerate through change, as well as creating positive outcomes for millions of people around the world. The move is part of the company’s ongoing innovation and open cloud platform strategy. We...


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

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 Middle East. Following its successful entry into the South African consumer...


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 by Direct Debit. The late payment of invoices is a well-documented and recurring...


Privé Revaux selects CGS BlueCherry ERP to streamline supply chain

CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, has announced that Privé Revaux, an affordable, celebrity eyewear brand, has selected BlueCherry Suite of cloud-based solutions, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution. The...


Boolavard achieves global reach and business agility with Fruugo’s online marketplace

UK-based family business, Boolavard, has achieved global reach and substantial sales growth, despite an uncertain year, after using Fruugo, an online marketplace focused on cross-border trading. Can you give us an overview of your business – when did you start and what are your objectives?...


Sphinx Industrial Supplies achieves organic growth with integrated IT suite

UK-based family business, Sphinx Industrial Supplies, has expanded digitally and is enjoying a lockdown sales spike and organic growth thanks to an integrated IT suite streamlining business operations, from trade counter to website. Coventry-based welding supplies business, Sphinx Industrial...


First Independence Bank selects suite of Finastra solutions to grow its retail business

First Independence Bank, a Detroit-area bank, will appeal to a younger customer base through the implementation of Finastra’s Fusion Phoenix core, Fusion Digital Banking and other solutions. Finastra announced that First Independence Bank has selected its Fusion Phoenix core,...


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