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

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

Hate Banks? Fund Your Company With Blockchain and ‘Laas’ Technology

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Oct 15, 2017 9:52:00 PM

For several industries that are labeled together under the “finance” umbrella, the landscape is quickly changing

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Topics: Lending, Blockchain, Banking, Technology

The Rise of the Fintechpreneur, and Why It Matters

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Oct 6, 2017 9:18:00 PM

The financial technology field is rapidly expanding, but remains in flux and continues to be unpredictable.

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Topics: Banking, Technology, Fintechpreneur

5 Fintech Trends SMBs Need to Embrace or Risk Falling Behind

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Sep 12, 2017 9:20:00 PM

Though smaller businesses have a lot of disadvantages compared to large enterprises, they can gain an advantage with these five innovative fintech trends. 

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Topics: Fintech, Banking, SMBs

Tech Is Changing The Game For Small Banks – Q&A With Tomer Guriel, CEO of Ezbob

Posted by Simon Hawtin on May 11, 2017 9:49:00 PM

UK-based fintech company Ezbob is finding success in their collaborations with traditional lenders. Ezbob provides an automated lending platform for use by financial institutions.

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Topics: Fintech, Banking, Technology

Collaboration Is The Way Forward For Banks And Fintech

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Apr 7, 2017 9:09:00 PM

Much has been said and written about the impending doom of banking, as customers begin to flock over to fintech products and services. However, the claim that fintech will kill banking is still an overstatement. Banking, as we know it, is changing because of fintech, but it would take a major event of cataclysmic proportions to do away with banking institutions.

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Topics: Fintech, Banking

Online lending platform EZbob raises $28 million in Series C funding

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Mar 12, 2016 9:11:00 PM

Online lending platform ezbob Ltd has raised £20m (about $28.3 million) in Series C funding in a round led by Leumi Partners and Oaktree Capital Management.

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Topics: Banking, Funding

Alibaba enlists startups to provide UK trade financing

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Mar 11, 2015 9:33:00 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has enlisted two UK startups to provide financing for small British businesses looking to buy from Chinese suppliers, aiming to help cash-strapped firms access the world’s largest economy.

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Topics: Partnership, Banking

First Progress Microfinance agreement with internet lender Ezbob and the EIF

Posted by Simon Hawtin on Feb 10, 2014 9:22:00 PM

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and EZBOB today signed a guarantee agreement aimed at supporting over 1,000 micro-enterprises in the UK.

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Topics: Banking, Microfinance