Small business lending

The Smaller the Business, the Less Interested They Seem in Using Credit — Why?
The Smaller the Business, the Less Interested They Seem in Using Credit — Why?
January 31, 2024  |  SMBs

Flexible and accessible borrowing tools are a financial cornerstone for many small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). PYMNTS Intelligence’s latest study finds that 90% of SMBs...

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Business Lender iwoca Raises $243 Million to Fund Small Businesses
Business Lender iwoca Raises $243 Million to Fund Small Businesses
October 16, 2023  |  SMBs

European small business lender iwoca says it has raised $243 million in new funding.  The financing, announced late Monday (Oct. 16), follows the $152 million the London-based...

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SBA to Debut Changes to Boost Small Business Access to Credit
SBA to Debut Changes to Boost Small Business Access to Credit
July 31, 2023  |  SMBs

Sweeping changes to the federal program for small business lending will begin taking effect Tuesday (Aug. 1). Among the upcoming changes are simplified loan requirements,...

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IBM and Emkan Finance Develop Small Business Digital Lending Product
IBM and Emkan Finance Develop Small Business Digital Lending Product
February 09, 2023  |  B2B Payments

Emkan Finance and IBM have developed a digital financing product for small businesses in Saudi Arabia. In announcing the collaboration on Thursday (Feb. 7), IBM...

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New York Regulator Requires New Disclosures for Small Businesses Financing
New York Regulator Requires New Disclosures for Small Businesses Financing
February 01, 2023  |  Regulation

New York’s financial watchdog wants small businesses to have enough information when they seek financing. To that end, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has...

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Bank Collaborations Key To Faster Payment Initiatives
Bank Collaborations Key To Faster Payment Initiatives
July 28, 2021  |  B2B Payments

SWIFT’s latest product launch signals its continued efforts to accelerate and boost transparency in global B2B payments. But it’s also a reflection of the importance...

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Embedded Finance Narrows The Gap Between Brazil’s Small Business And Capital
Embedded Finance Narrows The Gap Between Brazil’s Small Business And Capital
July 19, 2021  |  B2B Payments

Underbanked small businesses around the globe have seen technology come to the rescue. FinTechs continue to step onto the scene to provide alternative financial services...

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B2B Investors Turn Spotlight On Commercial Cards, Alt-Lending
B2B Investors Turn Spotlight On Commercial Cards, Alt-Lending
July 09, 2021  |  B2B Payments

Investors are diversifying their B2B FinTech targets this week as startups operating in the B2B eCommerce and alternative business lending arena secured funding. Commercial card...

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Small Business Lenders Find New Paths To A Funding Bounce Back
Small Business Lenders Find New Paths To A Funding Bounce Back
June 03, 2021  |  B2B Payments

The small business lending arena saw a flash of innovation towards the latter end of the aughts, fueled by a pullback from big bank lenders...

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