B2B

  • Alternative SMB Finance Leads B2B VC Roundup

    December 13, 2019 Alternative SMB Finance Leads B2B VC RoundupVenture capital (VC) is far from the only funding source for B2B FinTechs. Bill.com’s initial public offer (IPO) on Thursday (Dec. 12) was largely hailed a success, reaching $22 per share ...
  • QuickBooks Releases Expanded Payroll Services Suite

    December 12, 2019 The company behind QuickBooks, Intuit, announced it is releasing an expanded suite of online payroll offerings to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) automate payroll and tax filing, according to ...
  • Microsoft Teams With Yooz For AP Automation

    December 12, 2019 Gig worker onboardingYooz, a company that provides a cloud-based purchase-to-pay automation solution for companies, has announced a partnership with Microsoft, according to a press release. The partnership will combine Yooz’s paperless accounts payable ...
  • Curve Hit With Criticism Over Commercial Cards For Self-Employed

    December 12, 2019 credit cardsU.K. FinTech startup Curve is facing allegations that it is sending corporate cards to customers expecting consumer cards, leading to higher hidden fees, reports in Business Insider said Thursday (Dec. ...
  • Bill.com Sets IPO Price Slightly Higher Than Expected

    December 12, 2019 Bill.com Sets IPO Price Higher Than ExpectedBack-office automation software company Bill.com has set a share price for its IPO, according to a report by Reuters. The company will be offering $22 per share, which equals about $216.1 ...
  • Bill.com Share Price Spikes 60 Pct. On NYSE Debut

    December 12, 2019 IPOSo far, so good. That’s the theme Thursday (Dec. 12) from initial public offering (IPO) land for Bill.com, the business payments platform that just went public, pricing its shares at $22, ...
  • How Travel Streamlines Payments In A Complex Web Of B2B Connections

    December 12, 2019 The travel industry is a highly fragmented, complex web of suppliers, distributors, tourism companies and online travel agents (OTAs), all hustling to keep pace with the changes occurring in how ...
  • SEC Reignites Supply Chain Finance Debate

    December 12, 2019 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is turning its attention to a lack of transparency within corporates’ investor disclosures as more businesses use supply chain financing. Reports in Bloomberg Tax this ...
  • Deep Dive: Taking An API-Centric Approach To Faster B2B Payments

    December 12, 2019 Access to real-time payments (RTP) could resolve various headaches for businesses, as many do not want to face the uncertainties associated with late payment deliveries to suppliers and employees. Firms ...
  • RTP: Achieving Ubiquity Without A Mandate

    December 12, 2019 faster paymentsThough the U.S. continues to take significant steps toward a faster payments ecosystem, the market undoubtedly lags behind others across the world in the path toward real-time payments ubiquity. There are a ...
  • Metro Bank Pilots Corporate Expense Management Tech

    December 11, 2019 U.K.-based Metro Bank has begun piloting a new corporate expense management solution in partnership with Canadian FinTech Sensibill, a press release said Wednesday (Dec. 11). The new service provides automated data ...
  • HBOS Fraud Compensation Review Discovers ‘Shortcomings’

    December 11, 2019 Small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) impacted by fraudulent activity within Lloyds-owned HBOS could be in line for larger compensation payouts after an independent review found “shortcomings” in the current compensation ...
  • Revolution Payments Expands Service To Lower Biz Card Fees

    December 11, 2019 commercial payment cardThe interchange fees associated with commercial card acceptance are the latest target of commercial card optimization company Revolution Payments, which announced a new service designed to further reduce that burden ...
  • WAYV Offers Line Of Credit For Cannabis Firms

    December 11, 2019 WAYV Offers Line Of Credit For Cannabis FirmsCannabis logistics startup WAYV has launched a payment solution for the cannabis supply chain, according to a report. The goal of the initiative is to reduce reliance on actual cash and ...
  • Kroger, Walgreens Pool Resources In Retail Procurement Alliance

    December 11, 2019 Kroger, Walgreens Pool Resources In AllianceKroger and Walgreens are expanding their partnership to create a new group purchasing organization (GPO) called the Retail Procurement Alliance, which will pool resources to cut costs and advance innovation, ...
  • What Treasurers Want From Bank APIs

    December 11, 2019 dataCompanies often use multiple banking portals, causing headaches for corporate treasurers who must manually pull data from all these sources. But giving treasurers application programming interface (API) solutions could be ...
  • SMBs Remain Hot Spot For Open Banking Business Models

    December 11, 2019 Open Banking Continues SMB FocusAs the open banking business model permeates into the B2B financial services market, FinTechs and traditional financial institutions continue to find new use cases for API integrations and connectivity to ...
  • Cannabis Shows Early Signs Of Late Supplier Payments Struggle

    December 11, 2019 The gradual legalization of cannabis in the U.S. and elsewhere has opened up an opportunity not only for new businesses to form, but for those young companies to leapfrog over ...
  • The Architecture Of A Cross-Border B2B Payment

    December 11, 2019 For years, any attention given to solving B2B payments friction was typically focused on the payer. Yet, as innovators have chip away at friction points, they have recognized the value ...
  • Pear Raises $160M To Back Seed-Stage Startups

    December 10, 2019 Pear Raises $160M To Back Seed-Stage StartupsVenture capital firm Pear has announced $160 million in new fundraising to fuel its next wave of investments, with a focus on seed-stage B2B startups. According to reports on Tuesday (Dec. ...
  • Telleroo Integrates B2B Payments Function For SMB Accountants

    December 10, 2019 accounting, corporate accountantsTelleroo, a U.K.-based FinTech specializing in facilitating payments for small business accountancy firms, is partnering with BIN (bank account identification number) sponsor Moorwand to further streamline the payments experience for ...
  • Usio Broadens Footprint In B2B Invoice Payments Market

    December 10, 2019 invoice marked paid laptop screenAccounts payable invoice automation provider Invoice Stream is integrating its technology into payments services provided by Usio. Usio announced the collaboration in a press release Tuesday (Dec. 10), noting that Usio’s PayFac-in-a-Box ...
  • Survey: Cross-Border B2B Payments Growth Raises Fraud Risk

    December 10, 2019 Fraud and data security are quickly climbing to the top of accounts payable (AP) professionals’ list of concerns, according to new data from Levvel Research. Commissioned by AP automation solution provider ...
  • How Order To Cash Eases Cash Flow Woes

    December 10, 2019 online business paymentsPaper — it’s like the nightmare we can’t wake up from. In 2019, 42 percent of B2B invoices were paid by paper check. Add to that image, this one: PYMNTS research ...
  • Tackling The Moving Target Of Cross-Border B2B Payments Friction

    December 10, 2019 Although cross-border B2B payments have progressed into an area of financial services in which both traditional and FinTech players are innovating, moving money across borders between businesses is a feat ...
  • How AR-AP Connectivity Tightens The Buyer-Supplier Relationship

    December 10, 2019 B2BThe convergence of accounts payable (AP) and accounts receivable (AR) continues as banks and FinTechs collaborate on new solutions that pull double-duty, tackling friction for both payers and payees. The latest ...
  • Fifth Third’s Two Cents On Treasury APIs

    December 10, 2019 Financial institutions (FIs) are locked in competition as they seek to serve the $38 trillion global business-to-business (B2B) payments sector, which could use some major changes: B2B payments too often ...
  • MRI Software Adds AP Capabilities For Real Estate Users

    December 9, 2019 Real estate accounts payable (AP) solution provider Nexus is expanding its partnership with MRI Software to integrate supplier payment functionality within MRI’s real estate solutions. In a press release issued Monday ...
  • Questions Over Whether UK’s Starling Bank Will Hit SMB Loan Target

    December 9, 2019 London’s digital bank startup Starling Bank has loaned just 1 percent of the amount it has pledged to give to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) over the next five years, ...
  • SEC Eyes Trade Finance FinTech For Ponzi Scheme Activity

    December 9, 2019 IIG License Revoked By SEC For Alleged Ponzi Scheme ActivityInternational Investment Group (IIG), which provides loans to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), lost its license after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoked it for “a string of ...
  • Funding Round Could Give AvidXchange $2B Valuation

    December 9, 2019 Funding Could Give AvidXchange $2B ValuationAutomated business payments processing firm AvidXchange is launching a new fundraising round that could give the firm a $2 billion valuation, The New York Times reported on Monday (Dec. 9), ...
  • SMBs’ Late Payments Pain Spreads Across Borders

    December 9, 2019 SMBs' Late Payments Pain Spreads Across BordersIn the fight against late B2B payments, the U.K. is perhaps the most vocal – both about its progress and its struggles. Most recently, Paul Uppal, the U.K.’s former small business ...
  • Credit Unions Find Opportunity In Payments Disruption

    December 9, 2019 Credit unions are underdogs in a financial services space still dominated by major traditional banks, particularly when it comes to small business (SMB) lending and payments. However, credit unions have ...
  • Payments’ Role In Innovating Appointment-Based Businesses

    December 9, 2019 appointment based businessAlthough the health, beauty and wellness services industries tend to get lumped together, a closer look at the demands across these segments reveals there is no such thing as a ...
  • UK Lender B-North Looks For £1.75M In Funding

    December 8, 2019 venture capital crowdfundingUK-based business lender B-North is looking to raise £1,750,000 ($2.3 million) through an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, offering 10.94 percent in equity at a £14,247,942 ($18.7 million) pre-money valuation. “B-North ...
  • MessageXchange Launches PEPPOL-Certified eInvoicing In Australia, New Zealand

    December 8, 2019 MessageXchange australiaMessageXchange has announced that it is the first PEPPOL-certified eInvoicing Access Point service provider in Australia and New Zealand. Earlier this year, Australia and New Zealand announced that they were both ...
  • RBC Says Amazon’s B2B Unit Will Be Worth $31B By 2023

    December 6, 2019 RBC Says Amazon’s B2B Unit Will Be Worth $31B By 2023Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Capital said there’s an overlooked part of Amazon’s ecosphere of services that’s being casually overlooked but will be extremely profitable for the company in the ...
  • Australian B2B FinTech Tyro Is Bright Spot In IPO Debut

    December 6, 2019 Australian FinTech Tyro Bright Spot In IPO DebutAustralian B2B FinTech Tyro Payments recently listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and saw its share price increase 29 percent above its IPO price on the first day, according ...
  • On-Demand Payroll Leads B2B FinTech Funding

    December 6, 2019 On-Demand Payroll Leads B2B FinTech FundingThis week saw B2B FinTechs targeting a range of pain points for business customers around the world, as investors put nearly $462 million in combined funding into the space. From ...
  • Trade Credit: When ‘Status Quo’ Means It’s Time For A Change

    December 6, 2019 For Eyal Shinar, CEO of Fundbox, understanding the burden that cash-flow bottlenecks and delayed invoice payments have on B2B companies came through personal experience. His mother, who owned a small staffing ...

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