B2B

  • Brex Teams With Magento For Technology Partnership 

    August 23, 2019 Brex, credit cards, payments, digital,Magento TechnologyCredit card startup Brex announced it is teaming with the Magento Technology Partner program, which is part of Adobe, in a press release Thursday (Aug. 22). Benefits of the Brex eCommerce ...
  • Online B2B Marketplaces See New Funding Rounds 

    August 23, 2019 eCommerce and supply chain firms get fundingIn Singapore, India and beyond, capital has been flowing into eCommerce and other online platforms, with an eye on boosting supply chains and streamlining construction projects, among other endeavors.
  • World Bank Lands $33M For Australian Blockchain Bond

    August 23, 2019 The World Bank announced it has raised $33 million from investors for its blockchain-based “Kangaroo” bond, Bond-i. The bond, which is due August 2020, is the first bond created, allocated, transferred ...
  • DoorDash’s New Tipping Model Boosts Base Pay, Protects Tips

    August 23, 2019 New tips policy for workersDoorDash has announced that it has a new pay model that aims to boost delivery workers’ earnings from the app. “We developed this approach with input from customers and Dashers, including ...
  • Austrian Telecom A1 Now Accepts Cryptocurrency

    August 22, 2019 A1 accepts cryptocurrencyAustria’s major telecommunications firm A1 is now accepting payments in cryptocurrency as part of a pilot project, the company said in a recent blog post. The company said it would begin ...
  • Grovara CEO Talks International, Online B2B Commerce

    August 22, 2019 Grovara B2BGrovara helps wellness brands go global.  Challenges abound when it comes to exporting good, spanning logistics, compliance and payments.  CEO Peter Groverman explains how Grovara’s B2B platform and partnership with ...
  • In Latin America, Ripple Makes Remittance Waves

    August 22, 2019 Latin america cryptocurrencySantander is building a payments corridor in Latin America, leveraging Ripple’s app and software for remittances. Separately, Latin America is also seeing a boost in banking done cross border through ...
  • SEC Fines Russian Rating Firm $269K For Failing To Disclose Review Payments

    August 22, 2019 Initial Coin Offering, SEC, RussiaThe Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled with Russia-based ICO Rating for $268,998 to satisfy charges over undisclosed payments received for publicizing companies’ digital asset securities offerings, the SEC said ...
  • Europe Business Lender iwoca Awarded £10M Stipend

    August 22, 2019 SMB Business Lender iwoca Awarded £10M StipendA £10m grant from Banking Competition Remedies (BCR) was awarded to iwoca, one of Europe’s largest business lenders, as announced by iwoca in a press release last week. The funding is ...
  • Visa, Plastiq Team On Supplier Payments

    August 21, 2019 Commercial bill pay company Plastiq has announced that starting on Wednesday (Aug. 21), U.S. Visa commercial cardholders will be able to use the Plastiq to pay vendors, even if they ...
  • SAP Ariba, Stan Chart Team On B2B Payments

    August 21, 2019 SAP Ariba, Stan Chart team upStandard Chartered Bank and SAP Ariba announced that they are teaming up to make the bank’s financial supply chain solutions easily accessible to businesses in the Asia Pacific region. Ariba is ...
  • In Ireland, Banking Federation Promotes FinTech Foresight

    August 21, 2019 Banks aim to collaborate with FinTechsInternational efforts to spur FinTech development and collaboration have made inroads in Ireland, with a new FinTech focused group formed to tackle innovation across financial services. Elsewhere in India, a ...
  • BankPoint Launches Treasury Pipeline Solution

    August 21, 2019 BankPoint, Treasury, Digital, Financial InstitutionsTexas-based software supplier BankPoint is releasing a new treasury pipeline solution for financial institutions, the company said in a press release Tuesday (Aug. 20). The solution integrates workflow, electronic approvals, task ...
  • ADEC, Libryo Tie-Up To Aid Supply Chain Compliance

    August 21, 2019 regulation complianceADEC Innovations, a global sustainable practice and compliance firm, is partnering with London-based Libryo, a legal tech software as a service (SaaS) company, to help brands understand compliance requirements, ADEC ...
  • Ancora On Streamlining AP Processes With Machine Learning

    August 21, 2019 Streamlining AP Processes With Machine LearningManaging AP processes continues to be an exercise in juggling paper, though that need not be the case. Noel Flynn, CEO of ancora Software, tells PYMNTS how AI and machine ...
  • Westpac Teams With Coupa To Revamp SMBs Spending In Australia

    August 21, 2019 westpac, coupa, digital, payments, Business Spend ManagementAustralian lender Westpac is partnering with business spend management (BSM) firm Coupa to help companies improve finance management on a cloud-based platform, Westpac said on Tuesday (Aug. 20). The collaboration will ...
  •  Appetite for Blockchain Along Food Supply Chain

    August 20, 2019 Blockchain makes inroads into supply chain managementBlockchain is making inroads into supply chain management. In Italy, retailers and manufacturers are tracking the food supply chain. Elsewhere, a blockchain transport alliance gains a new member. IBM and Chainyard ...
  • UK Finance Firm Launches £40M Recruitment Fund

    August 20, 2019 UK's Skipton sets up recruitment fundSkipton Business Finance is putting up £40 million ($48.5 million) to aid U.K. businesses in the recruitment space, BDaily News reported on Monday (Aug. 19). E-recruitment is a growing segment, but ...
  • Igniting Oil/Gas Supply Chain Efficiencies With Online Networks

    August 20, 2019 Supply ChainOil and gas firms face challenges when it comes to navigating supply chains.  Achilles Information recently debuted an online supplier network.  Kevin Alexander, director of procurement solutions, tells PYMNTS that ...
  • Alibaba To Launch Sourcing Channel, Boost Wholesale Business

    August 20, 2019 Alibaba, new channel, eCommerce, wholesale, cross-border, chinaChina’s eCommerce giant Alibaba is hoping to boost cross-border trade by upgrading its wholesale business and adding a new sourcing channel, The Payers reported on Monday (Aug. 19). The new channel ...
  • Domino’s Pizza Says No Thanks To Third-Party Delivery

    August 20, 2019 Domino's keeps delivery in-houseDomino’s Pizza is just saying no to third-party delivery apps. Instead, the company relies on its own employees to make deliveries from its 6,000 U.S. stores and most of its 11,000 ...
  • Why AP Management For SMBs Is More Than Making A Payment

    August 20, 2019 Accounts PayableMiddle market companies need help navigating the complexities of AP management – especially when it comes to cross border, cross currency payments. Tipalti CEO Chen Amit tells Karen Webster ...
  •  Ransomware Gains Traction, UK BEC Fraud Spikes

    August 19, 2019 Fraud attacks up at businessesRansomware, paid in bitcoin, is gaining traction as a way for fraudsters to bilk victims out of their money. Elsewhere, in the UK, business email compromise (BEC) scams are seeing ...
  • Barclays Launches £100K SME Loans

    August 19, 2019 Barclays is now offering £100,000 unsecured lending for SMEs on its app and online banking platform. A recent survey by Barclays found that 44 percent of SMEs said they would have ...
  •  AppZen On The State Of Spend Auditing

    August 19, 2019 AppZen uses AI to audit expense reportsAuditing expenses without the aid of technology is an inefficient endeavor — and errors or fraud can slip under the radar. AppZen found in recent research that most enterprises doing ...
  • Lendingkart Secures $2.95M From Sistema Asia Fund

    August 19, 2019 fundingIndian startup Lendingkart announced that it has raised $2.95 million in new funding from Sistema Asia Fund. The investment comes days after the company raised $30 million in a Series D ...
  • Can Email Change The Payments Game For SMBs?

    August 19, 2019 Bento for BusinessPoor cash flow is a business killer. Almost half of all businesses fail within the first four years because of poor cash flow management. A big part of that ongoing ...
  • Why Communication Is Key To Faster Construction Payments

    August 16, 2019 Late payments are a headache for any industry, but the construction sector has seen some particularly detrimental effects from cash-flow bottlenecks. In the U.K., the collapse of construction conglomerate Carillion pulled ...
  • Hong Kong Probes China’s Citic Bank Lending

    August 16, 2019 China Citic BankAmid escalating political tensions between Hong Kong and China, the Financial Times reported Thursday (Aug. 15) that Hong Kong authorities have reportedly opened an investigation into Chinese banks operating in ...
  • Small Biz FinTech Leads Week’s B2B Funding Roundup

    August 16, 2019 VC funding targets fintechsWith more than $200 million in venture capital funding landing with B2B FinTechs this week, investors had their eyes set on a variety of pain points in corporate finance. Small ...
  • Revolut Taps Xero For SMB Expense Offering

    August 16, 2019 Revolut Taps Xero For SMB Expense OfferingChallenger bank Revolut is launching a new product for its small business customers. The U.K. company announced in a blog post on Thursday (Aug. 15) the launch of its Expense Management ...
  • Axos Bank Expands Commercial Presence In NYC, LA

    August 16, 2019 U.S. map marking NYC, LAAxos Bank parent company Axos Financial has rolled out out commercial banking operations across new markets in the U.S., it said. The bank announced Thursday (Aug. 15) that it will launch ...
  • GE Accused Of $38B Accounting Fraud

    August 16, 2019 GE Accused Of $38B Accounting FraudGeneral Electric has been targeted in accusations of massive accounting fraud by the whistleblower that called out Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, reports in CNBC said on Thursday (Aug. 15). According to ...
  • Apple Jobs Have Grown 20 Pct. Since 2017

    August 16, 2019 Apple says it supports 2.2 million US jobsApple announced that it is responsible for 2.4 million U.S. jobs, a 20 percent boost from the 2 million the tech giant estimated in 2017. The tech giant revealed that it ...
  • Visa On eCommerce’s First Quarter Century — And Next Inflection Point

    August 16, 2019 Visa inflection pointOn August 11th, 1994, Philadelphia’s Phil Brandenburger purchased a Sting album (“Ten Summoner’s Tales,” to be specific) with a Visa card, and changed the world forever.  A big feat for ...
  • Why ‘Liquidity As A Service’ Is A Gig Thing

    August 16, 2019 For gig workers, a growing subset of the economy where at least one-third of the U.S. workforce has taken on project-based work, getting paid in a timely manner can be ...
  • Can Banks Get On The Super App Train?

    August 16, 2019 Banks can capitalize on customer loyaltyHere’s some bad but potentially motivating news about banks: So far, they are missing out on an emerging opportunity to get into the “super app” game, which is shaping up ...
  • Trade Finance Moves To Stabilize A Volatile Market

    August 15, 2019 The brewing of global trade wars has importers and exporters reeling. Smaller trading businesses, in particular, are struggling to manage the sudden costs of tariffs, as well as the unexpected volatility ...
  • Finexio, Payscout Join AP, AR Payment Services

    August 15, 2019 B2BAccounts payable solution provider Finexio is collaborating with payment processing firm Payscout to enhance B2B payments services. In a press release Wednesday (Aug. 14) Finexio said it will combine its B2B ...
  • Diving Into Corporate Payments’ SCA Exemption

    August 15, 2019 PSD2 compliance challenges continue to roll in, with strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements headed merchants’ way next month. This month’s PYMNTS PSD2 Tracker explores the biggest challenges around SCA, not least ...
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