Simon Hawtin

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Providing the perfect remedy

Posted by Simon Hawtin on May 23, 2019 12:02:15 PM

After years of headlines highlighting the lack of options for credit-hungry SMEs, small business lending is now going from strength to strength.

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Topics: Banking, lending-as-a-service, bcr

Five reasons why digital transformation in lending is increasing access to credit

Posted by Simon Hawtin on May 3, 2019 5:59:48 PM

In recent years, SMEs, particularly those at the smaller end of the market, have faced well-documented struggles to access credit. Banks and financial institutions have significantly cut back on business lending due to the high costs of acquisition, delivery and servicing, and the limitations of legacy technology and processes.

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Topics: SMEs, lending-as-a-service, digital transformation

Jason O’Shaughnessy joins ezbob’s business development team to support global expansion as VP Business Development

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Dec 4, 2018 4:03:00 PM

ezbob, the award winning ‘Lending as a Service’ platform provider hires Jason O’Shaughnessy, to drive business growth within new markets.

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Topics: Business development, new recruitment

American Express announces new partnership with digital lender ezbob

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Oct 15, 2018 6:53:00 PM

Global payment services, American Express has announced today a new partnership. Offering online financing innovation, AMEX has partnered with ezbob, the best in its class, to offer small-to medium-sized UK businesses fast, secure and competitive access to finance.

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Topics: Partnership, Small to medium sized businesses, digital lender, American Express

Ezbob hires Marc Philippo as VP Sales & Marketing to lead global expansion

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Jul 20, 2018 9:58:00 PM
Business growth fuelled by recent equity investment ezbob platform is revolutionising SME and Consumer lending capabilities.

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Topics: new recruitment, SMEs, LaaS

ezbob secures equity investment from Honeycomb Investment Trust

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Jun 26, 2018 9:01:00 PM
Lindsey McMurray, founding partner of Pollen Street Capital joins the Board - Investment to fuel global expansion plans

Tuesday 19th June 2018, London. ezbob is pleased to announce Honeycomb’s investment in its Round C fundraising and the appointment of Lindsey McMurray to the Board of Directors.

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Topics: SMEs, equity investment, LaaS, Lending

As Blockchain Finds A Foothold Traditional Fintech Plants The Flag

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Feb 11, 2018 8:09:00 PM

A PWC survey of the financial services sector and fintech has showed that almost 77% of financial services industry plan on adopting blockchain in some way by 2020.

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Topics: Fintech, Blockchain

To Comply And Compete, Community Banks Need Fintech

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Jan 11, 2018 9:13:00 PM

The Federal Reserve is set for new leadership this year as FOMC member and future chair Jerome Powell waits for Janet Yellen to serve out her remaining days following a relatively smooth confirmation hearing.

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Topics: Fintech, Lending, Blockchain, Banking

Fintech Innovations in Europe Prove the Merit of Regulation

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Dec 15, 2017 9:14:00 PM

Many of the modern notions of finance that we hold today have their origin in Europe.

The concept of banknotes was born in 17th century London, where goldsmiths could take these precious lumps of metal from clients and store them safely.

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Topics: Fintech, Lending

EU SMBs Can Benefit from Smart Financial Regulation

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Nov 27, 2017 9:16:00 PM

ezbob is one such company that has flourished since the introduction of new finance laws to European markets.

The company uses their cutting-edge data technology to find fast, efficient loans for businesses.

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Topics: Fintech, SMBs, Financial Regulations