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  •  Payments Fraud, Via Apps?

    July 22, 2019 App-loopholes-could-be-fraud-targetsSymantec has discovered vulnerabilities in two popular messaging and media apps, WhatsApp and Telegram, which can be hijacked to commit payments fraud.  Separately, phishing scams are targeted American Express commercial ...
  • Wiserfunding Debuts EU’s First Certified SMB Credit Rating

    July 22, 2019 Wiserfunding has announced the launch of Europe’s first certified credit rating for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Created in partnership with modefinance, the service will allow SMBs to receive a specific ...
  • India Turns To Foreign Lenders To Meet SMB Capital Need

    July 22, 2019 India is looking toward overseas lenders to connect domestic small businesses with financing, according to Reuters reports Friday (July 19). The publication cited unnamed sources that revealed India’s government is discussing ...
  • Visa Among Investors In PayMate’s Series D Growth Funding

    July 22, 2019 Visa And PayMate Broaden Partnership For B2B Digital PaymentsIndia’s PayMate announced it has raised a new round of growth capital to accelerate expansion within India and internationally to Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEMEA). Investors ...
  • Why Platforms Hold The Key To Igniting ePayables

    July 22, 2019 AP-frictionThey’re slow. They’re cumbersome and expensive. They open the door for fraud. For all their drawbacks, why do paper checks persist in accounts payable? PYMNTS recently surveyed accounts payable (AP) executives’ ...
  • Amex Eyes Cash Flow With New SMB Card

    July 19, 2019 American Express is rolling out a new commercial card solution for small businesses targeting cash flow management for its users. The company announced in a press release Thursday (July 18) the ...
  • In UK, (Some) Large Firms Suspended from Prompt Payment Code  

    July 19, 2019 Accounts PayableIn the UK, several large publicly traded companies have been suspended from the Prompt Payment Code for late payments.  Separately, Tipalti debuts a new offering geared toward speeding up supplier ...
  • B2B Investors Target Supply Chain Friction

    July 19, 2019 VC-funding-for-B2BNot every startup in this week’s B2B Venture Capital Roundup provided full visibility into how much it raised, but more than $150 million in new funding can be confirmed for ...
  • SAP Concur Connects Users To AvidXchange Payments

    July 19, 2019 SAP Concur has reached an agreement with AvidXchange to integrate the latter’s AvidPay Network within the invoice processing platform Concur Invoice. In a press release Thursday (July 18), SAP Concur and ...
  • JPMorgan, JAGGAER Collaborate On Corporate V-Cards

    July 19, 2019 Spend management and procurement firm JAGGAER is collaborating with JPMorgan to develop an integrated Single-Use Accounts virtual commercial card, the companies said in a press release Thursday (July 18). The virtual ...
  • Commercial Paper Surge Signals Corporates’ Economic Doubt

    July 19, 2019 Corporate treasurers and chief financial officers are on the defensive, issuing short-term commercial paper at their fastest pace since 2011, according to reports in Bloomberg this week. In a Bloomberg Opinion ...
  • What Will It Take To Electrify (And Digitize) Utility Payments?

    July 19, 2019 Electricity moves pretty quickly, to put it mildly. Water can travel at some robust speeds, depending on gradient, pumps and other factors. But when it comes to payment options offered ...
  • Skalable Technologies Debuts AI Invoice Processing Tool

    July 18, 2019 Stream-uses-AI-to-automate-invoicingSkalable Technologies announced Wednesday (July 17) the launch of Skalable Stream, an accounts payable (AP) automation solution. In a press release, Skalable explained that Stream operates as an add-on application integrating ...
  • Why Corporates Must Be Weary Of Crypto’s Fraud Risks

    July 18, 2019 Crypto-trackerIn corporate payments, crypto was — and often still is — questionable. Though innovators and analysts often turned toward bitcoin’s underlying infrastructure, blockchain, as the real source of opportunity to ...
  • Tardy UK Firms Suspended From Prompt Payment Code

    July 18, 2019 Tardy UK Firms Suspended From Prompt Payment CodeThe U.K.’s Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) has named-and-shamed some of the nation’s largest organizations for their habit of failing to pay their suppliers on time, reports in The ...
  • RoadSync Streamlines Logistics Payments With QuickBooks

    July 18, 2019 Payment-integrationLogistics payments platform RoadSync is syncing into QuickBooks to boost transaction efficiency for its users. A press release reported by AJOT this week said RoadSync is integrating into QuickBooks to automatically ...
  • Icertis Lands Unicorn Status For Vendor Contract Tech

    July 18, 2019 B2B startup Icertis has secured unicorn status with a $115 million fundraise for its corporate contract management solution, bringing its valuation to more than $1 billion. According to TechCrunch reports Wednesday ...
  • Nubank Lets SMBs Test New Bank Service For Free

    July 17, 2019 Nubank Lets SMBs Test New Bank Service For FreeBrazil FinTech Nu Pagamentos SA, also known as Nubank, is preparing to launch small business digital accounts, Reuters reported on Tuesday (July 16). First launched as a credit card issuer, Nubank ...
  • Raiders Stadium Caught In Contractor Non-Payment Lawsuit

    July 17, 2019 National Football League franchise the Oakland Raiders has been named in a lawsuit amid allegations of non-payment for construction on the team’s new stadium in Las Vegas. Reports in the Las Vegas ...
  • Industry Group Aims To Standardize Supply Chain Finance

    July 17, 2019 Forum-seeks-standardsThe trade finance industry encompasses a range of financial products all with a single goal in mind: Promote global trade and the financial well-being of traders. But there are multiple ...
  • How Data Helps Lenders Manage The Balancing Act Of Risk

    July 17, 2019 Data-helps-banks-manage-riskFinancial institutions are in a constant balancing act: open up access to capital for borrowers to promote economic growth and financial inclusion and mitigate against the risk exposure lending produces ...
  • Taking The Cash Out Of Cashing Out Tips

    July 17, 2019 Even-tips-are-going-instantYou may have noticed in recent years that the cash you have in your wallet, pocket or purse tends to last longer than it used to. Drew Edwards, CEO at ...
  • Billie Raises Funding For AR, AP Financing Tech

    July 16, 2019 VC-funding-for-finance-solutionsBillie, a Germany-based startup offering invoicing and financing solutions for small businesses and corporates, announced about $33.6 million in new funding, according to TechCrunch reports Tuesday (July 16). Investors at Creandum ...
  • Xolo Receives $6.8M, Debuts New Tools For Freelancers

    July 16, 2019 Xolo, formerly named LeapIN, has announced new funding and the debut of a new service targeted toward “virtual companies.” In a press release Monday (July 15), Xolo announced $6.8 million in ...
  • After B2B Payments Embrace The Cloud: What’s Next?

    July 16, 2019 Banks-embrace-the-cloudWhen consumers use mobile apps like Uber or iTunes, the expectation that payments occur in a seamless, integrated way represents a broader paradigm shift in the payments world — one ...
  • Digital Banking Partnerships Gain Traction in the US

    July 16, 2019 Digital BankDigital-only bank N26, based in Europe, has linked with Axos to launch in the US.  Elsewhere in Europe, Lloyds has partnered with Blue Motor Finance to bring instant payments APIs ...
  • City Of London Group Preps UK Banking License For Recognise

    July 16, 2019 The U.K. is seeing no signs that its influx of challenger banks will slow down. Another industry player, City of London Group, is slated to submit its U.K. banking license at ...
  • Bank of Montreal Connects With Demica For Trade Finance

    July 16, 2019 The Bank of Montreal is collaborating with a FinTech on supply chain finance services. Reports in Crowdfund Insider said Monday (July 15) that Bank of Montreal (BMO) will integrate Demica technology ...
  • What WhatsApp’s Security Vulnerability Means For Freelancers

    July 16, 2019 flaws-vulnerable-to-hackersThis week’s news of a security flaw in the Android versions of WhatsApp and Telegram, first revealed by Symantec, marked the latest cybersecurity warning for users of high-profile technologies. In ...
  • U.S. Farming Has A Banking Problem

    July 15, 2019 Banks-pull-back-from-farm-loansThe latest jobs figures propel the lengthy period of corporate optimism in the U.S. today, with hiring stronger than expected in June. While concerns over a possible upcoming economic recession ...
  • Sword GRC Collaborates On Supply Chain Risk

    July 15, 2019 Supplier risk and supply chain compliance company Sword GRC is collaborating with Brazil-based Procurement Garage to expand across Latin America, the companies announced in a press release Friday (July 12). Procurement ...
  • In Australia, Card (And Other Payments) Fraud Is Big Business

    July 15, 2019 Attacks on Australia’s government — including payments fraud — have been on the rise, scoring, cumulatively, tens of millions of dollars.  Elsewhere, individual cases of BEC and tax fraud — ...
  • Competition As The Driving Force For Better Fleet Payments

    July 15, 2019 From back-office spend analytics to autonomous vehicles, fleet payment service providers are exploring a multitude of opportunities to address friction and enhance the payments experience for fleet drivers and fuel ...
  • Avidia Entices FinTechs With Real-Time Payments

    July 15, 2019 Avidia Bank is embracing real-time payments as part of its push to promote collaboration with FinTechs, the financial institution announced Friday (July 12). In a press release, Avidia said it will ...
  • ThinkHR, Mammoth HR Merger Boosts Payroll Position

    July 15, 2019 Human resources management firm ThinkHR is strengthening its payroll footprint with a merger announced Friday (July 12). In a press release, ThinkHR announced it has reached an agreement to merge with ...
  • New China Guidelines Increase Foreign Business Opportunities

    July 14, 2019 china-draft-guidelines-businessThe world’s second-largest economy wants to make business transactions easier, from nurturing private enterprises to widening market access. The 30-page draft guidelines published by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) ...
  • UK Lender Starling Loses Four Executive Employees

    July 12, 2019 Co-Founder Among Executives Quitting StarlingAmid expansion efforts of U.K. digital bank Starling, several senior executives — including Julian Sawyer, Starling’s co-founder and chief operating officer — have left this year. The exits come at a ...
  • Euler Hermes Collaborates On Same-Day Factoring

    July 12, 2019 small-business-invoicingEuler Hermes has made a strategic investment in FinTech APiO, reports this week said, as well as a collaboration that will see the companies develop the ApiO.EarlyPay solution to connect ...
  • Investors Eye B2B eCommerce, Expense Tools

    July 12, 2019 vc-fundingThough not the busiest week in B2B venture capital funding, investors presented a clear preference for corporate expense management and B2B eCommerce, with additional funding going toward logistics and small ...
  • BNP Paribas Taps OneUp For SMB Banking Digitization

    July 12, 2019 BNP Paribas is teaming up with one of the FinTechs of its incubator program to digitize and modernize small business banking. Reports in Forbes on Thursday (July 11) said BNP Paribas’ ...

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