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  • Report Finds CEO Pay Rises After Data Breach

    March 18, 2019 A new research report from Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick has found evidence that corporate cyberattacks lead to higher profits for chief executive (CEOs) officers at those ...
  • PunchOut2Go Launches New Extensions For Magento Marketplace

    March 18, 2019 PunchOut2Go has announced the launch of its new PunchOut for Magento Marketplace extensions for Magento 1 and Magento 2. The company specializes in technology solutions that connect B2B Commerce and spend ...
  • PwC Probe Uncovers $7.4B Steinhoff Accounting Fraud

    March 18, 2019 According to Reuters, in what the publication described as the largest corporate scandal in South Africa, corporate auditing firm PwC has uncovered a $7.4 billion accounting fraud at South African retailer ...
  • CSBS: California A Template For States’ Role In Data Privacy Regs

    March 18, 2019 The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBC) said last week that there should be a “floor” for data privacy and security regulations, a statement issued by the Senate Committee on Banking, ...
  • Patriot National Hits Regulatory Snag In SBA Platform Plans

    March 15, 2019 U.S. Small Business AdministrationCommunity bank Patriot National has hit a regulatory roadblock in its plans to launch a Small Business Administrative platform, but reports in American Banker on Thursday (March 13) said the ...
  • Report: One In Seven UK SMBs Hit By Invoice Fraud

    March 15, 2019 In the UK, invoice scams are still gaining traction, and significantly so among smaller firms, according to Barclays.  Elsewhere, in North America, finds another study, complacent thinking seems to leave ...
  • More FIs Sanctioned By Hong Kong Watchdog In IPO Crackdown

    March 15, 2019 Hong KongThe Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission has issued its largest-ever fine, which landed on international investment banks for what the watchdog found to be failings in their initial public ...
  • FinTech Pressures FI Giants To Strengthen SMB Lending In Mexico

    March 15, 2019 Mexico small business financingSome of the largest global financial institutions are taking steps further into Mexico’s small business lending and finance space, the result of heightened competitive pressure imposed by FinTechs and alternative ...
  • SMB Tax Complexity Preserves Role For The Human Accountant

    March 15, 2019 Anxieties that automation will replace humans have waned in the accounting sector, as industry players begin to realize that technology can actually help accountants play a more important role for ...
  • Commerce Department Taps R3, Mastercard For Trade Finance Council

    March 15, 2019 Commerce Dept. Adds R3 To Trade Finance EffortThe U.S. Commerce Department is expanding its Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC), having recently appointed 21 new members to the group in an effort to explore innovation in and access ...
  • Global Investors Eye AltFin, HR Tech With B2B Investments

    March 15, 2019 InvestmentsThe more than $69 million raised by B2B startups this week came from across the globe, including Israel, the Netherlands and Singapore, to name a few. Investors targeted the alternative ...
  • SWIFT Signals Further Openness To Blockchain?

    March 14, 2019 The movement to bring blockchain to cross-border payments proceeds apace. Might SWIFT be giving a nod, at least partially, toward the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT)? As noted by OracleTimes, ...
  • Sage Enhances Financial Data Integrations With Cleo

    March 14, 2019 Cloud integration solutions provider Cleo is teaming up with enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) firm Sage so the two can connect each other’s solutions. Cleo said in a press release this week that ...
  • Mastercard Strengthens Ties With Finexio For Supplier Payments

    March 14, 2019 Mastercard Strengthens Ties With Finexio For Supplier PaymentsMastercard and B2B payment network Finexio are entering into a strategic partnership to strengthen their supplier payment offering. In a press release, Finexio said it will allow customers to pay their ...
  • Central 1 Combines Invoicing With Payment Request For SMBs

    March 14, 2019 Canadian financial technology provider Central 1 is linking its credit union customers to a new solution designed to streamline accounts receivable for small businesses. The company said in a press release ...
  • Trade Disputes, Fraud Aren’t Treasurers Biggest Concerns

    March 14, 2019 Corporate treasurers are increasingly concerned about a complex regulatory environment, according to the latest analysis from Strategic Treasurer and TD Bank. The two published their newest “Treasury Perspectives” survey this week, ...
  • Citi Preps For Corporate Banking Uptick

    March 14, 2019 While business with its corporate clients slowed down at the start of the year, Citigroup said it is preparing for its corporate banking operations to pick up as the year ...
  • Citi: Global Payments In Crosshairs Of Treasurers’ Biggest Challenges

    March 14, 2019 Global Payments: Treasurers' Biggest ChallengesVolatile times make for sleepless nights for corporate executives, particularly those whose job it is to manage the cash positions of their organizations. For corporate treasurers, Manish Kohli, global head of ...
  • Mobile Devices Take On SMB FinTech Functionality, Usability

    March 13, 2019 Mobile Device Usability For SMB FinTechsAs the financial services space focuses on digitizing offerings for their small business customers, much of these efforts are targeting online banking portals accessed via desktop. But mobile devices are ...
  • Corporate Insolvencies Rising For First Time In Years

    March 13, 2019 Economists continue to raise concerns about rising corporate debt levels, particularly in the two economic powerhouses of the world: the U.S. and China. Ongoing uncertainty over Brexit has sounded alarms ...
  • Coupa’s Downside Guidance Overshadows Strong Q4

    March 13, 2019 Corporate spend management technology company Coupa has released its fourth quarter earnings performance and full year for FY2019, pointing to Q4 as “the strongest quarter yet in our company’s history,” ...
  • UK Bows To Criticism, Forms New Accounting Watchdog

    March 13, 2019 The U.K. government is readying to create a new accounting and auditing watchdog after months of scrutiny that the current regulatory landscape has failed to prevent accounting scandals and protect ...
  • UK Study Finds Broad FI Support For Open Banking

    March 13, 2019 UK Study Finds Broad FI Support For Open BankingForrester finds that a significant number of FIs in the U.K. are optimistic about open banking’s ability to cut costs and foster better client experiences. Meanwhile, in the Middle East, financial ...
  • Digital Billing’s New Usage-Based Look

    March 13, 2019 Let’s a take a moment to celebrate the paper boys and girls who — showing early commitment to initiative, hard work and entrepreneurship — handled a task that now vexes ...
  • China Aims To Curb SMBs’ Use Of Pawnshop Loans

    March 12, 2019 China Aims To Curb SMBs' Use Of Pawn Shop LoansChinese regulators continue to crack down on shadow and alternative lending: Their latest target is the pawnshop financing space, which is often used by small businesses for quick capital. Reports in ...
  • BigCommerce Takes On B2B eCommerce

    March 12, 2019 Online commerce solution provider BigCommerce is adding business-to-business eCommerce to its suite of services. The company said in a press release Tuesday (March 12) that, along with a slew of partners, ...
  • Western Union Links Puerto Rico Entrepreneurs To Cross-Border Payments

    March 12, 2019 Western Union (WU) is bridging small businesses (SMBs) and entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico to cross-border payment services, the financial institution (FI) said on Monday (March 11). In a press release, the company ...
  • Aussie Regs Add New Criticism For Big Banks

    March 12, 2019 The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is criticizing top Australian banks for what the regulator said is an inefficient process of reviewing internal systems that allowed the banks to ...
  • How SMB FinTech Firms Boost Data Sharing Without Open Banking

    March 12, 2019 Wave Talks SMB FinTech Data IntegrationFor proponents of open banking, the regulatory initiative seen in the U.K. and Europe is a natural progression from the surge in FinTech solutions offered to consumers, small businesses and ...
  • Top UK Lenders Launch SMB Branch Joint Venture

    March 12, 2019 The U.K.’s efforts to inject competition in the small business banking and financial services sector have culminated in a range of initiatives, from the bank referral scheme to strengthen the ...
  • How NepFin, HSBC Target A Middle-Market Lending ‘Gap’

    March 12, 2019 Neptune Financial has linked with HSBC US Commercial Banking, serving middle market companies – and tapping into a $7.3 trillion opportunity. NepFin CEO Albert Periu explains how technology can address ...
  • India’s Largest Biz Travel Firm Receives Takeover Bid

    March 12, 2019 India’s largest business travel service provider Yatra Online has received a takeover offer from Software-as-a-Service company Ebix, the companies said in a press release on Monday (March 11). U.S.-based Ebix — which provides ...
  • China’s PINTEC Acquires Bank SaaS Firm InfraRisk

    March 12, 2019 China-based financial services technology firm PINTEC Technology has announced its acquisition of Australia-based InfraRisk. PINTEC said in a press release on Monday (March 11) that it will acquire the credit risk Software-as-a-Service ...
  • Payments Code Down Under Makes Headway

    March 11, 2019 In Australia, more businesses are signing onto the late payments code that punishes late payers.  In the UK, there are calls to fine firms that pay freelancers late, and a ...
  • Starling’s RBS Award Hit By Conflict-Of-Interest Accusations

    March 11, 2019 Controversy surrounding the U.K. government’s awarding of Royal Bank of Scotland funds to challenger banks continues, with critics now claiming the award to Starling Bank last month involves a conflict ...
  • Neo Launches FX Management For EU Corporates

    March 11, 2019 Corporate cash management FinTech Neo is rolling out a new solution to help business customers manage their foreign exchange exposure. In an announcement Friday (March 8), Neo said its Neo FX ...
  • Corporates Keep Coffers Open To Blockchain

    March 11, 2019 Businesses continue to invest in blockchain technology as more service providers, particularly in the finance arena, pull their distributed ledger innovations out of beta and into the real world. A ...
  • UK Gets Nod To Remain In SEPA

    March 11, 2019 The U.K. has been granted permission to retain its membership in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) after it leaves the European Union (EU) later this month. U.K. payment service ...
  • Cash Moves Out, Disbursements Settle Into The $18B Moving Market

    March 11, 2019 Whether collecting fares as an Uber driver, an insurance claim as a homeowner or payment as a gig worker who just finished moving someone’s belongings, people want to get paid ...
  • Why Accounts Payable Is A Cross-Border Payments Afterthought

    March 11, 2019 The prospect of global growth is an exhilarating one for companies. What may have started out as a one-person operation is now expanding fast enough to attract customers and businesses ...
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