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Fintech are very good at B2C, what about b2b? Do new technologies help for SME?

The 10 best B2B customer experiences

Once overlooked, customer experience is now a pillar of the business-to-business (B2B) world. A recent survey found that 90% of B2B leaders say customer experience is crucial to their companies’ strategic priorities. Here are 10 of the best B2B companies that are finding innovative ways to give customers what they …

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FinTech bridging USD 2 trillion small business funding gap

Financing for small businesses is lacking throughout the world, even when ample funding is available and ready to be used. To close this USD 2 trillion funding gap, FinTech disruptors have set themselves up to play a key role by stepping in where traditional financial institutions and other investors won’t. …

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The future of B2B payments

Innovative FinTech companies are set to change payment processing for B2B transactions, especially as an increasing number of financial services are moved to cloud-based models that facilitate easier access to simplified business solutions. Moreover, cloud-based platforms facilitate the easy integration of multiple applications to deliver greater functionality. Moving forward, it …

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Commercial financial institutions embracing FinTech partnerships?

As commercial financial institutions strive to keep pace with consumer demands, many are looking to FinTech partners to help deliver improved service and value. In fact, a majority already use some kind of third-party FinTech solution, and many plan to (or are willing to) increase investments in such partnerships. This …

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APMs for B2B payments: an increasing market

Despite convenience, speed and a better general experience, alternative payment methods (APMs) are relatively uncommon in the world of business-to-business (B2B) transactions due to B2B transactions having more complex workflows that often involve multiple parties. But the reality is that APMs can offer businesses savings in time, money and effort …

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Top B2B FinTech Companies

B2B FinTech companies don’t often get the recognition of their B2C cousins; however, they play a key role in the future of financial services and deserve some acknowledgment. That being said, our friends over at Tearsheet have created a list of the top B2B FinTech companies, broken down into 9 …

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Q-Lana: a new tool to bolster MSMEs in emerging economies

Q-Lana, a U.S.-based FinTech company, was founded to develop the concept of knowledge-based lending as a way to help financial institutions overcome the challenges associated with broader MSME lending and, thereby, spur economic development. Q-Lana is an integrated platform that offers fully-digitized operations and allows other providers to connect to …

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UniCredit teams with FinDynamic to enhance invoicing service

Italian banking group UniCredit has teamed with Italian FinTech company FinDynamic to enhance its working capital offering for corporate clients. The partnership will allow bank clients to offer suppliers early payment of invoices in exchange for a discount that changes dynamically in relation to the number of days discounted from …

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SmartPay financial inclusion wallet launched in Vietnam

FinTech startup SmartPay has launched a financial inclusion wallet in Vietnam, targeting 25 million unbanked/underbanked consumers and 6 million small- and medium-sized merchants. SmartPay ensures a better payment and finance management experience for retail customers by offering them digital payments, loans, savings, loyalty programs, bill payments, money transfers and data-driven …

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5 ecosystem and B2B solutions for FinTech startups in Southeast Asia

The platform-based business model has taken hold in the digital economy, and the concept is quickly spreading to banking and financial services. This has resulted in companies springing up to offer extensive ecosystems and business-to-business (B2B) solutions. Here are five of the most popular in Southeast Asia: Ancileo – this …

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The state of small business lending in Russia

Russia has seen a boom in the number of smaller businesses in the last few years. Unfortunately for them, traditional lenders are, by and large, still focused on providing services to medium- and large-sized businesses. While some smaller businesses are able to find financing through traditional lenders thanks to special …

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Impending B2B payment revolution in Russia

As is the case around the world, business-to-business (B2B) payment solutions in Russia are lagging behind business-to-consumer (B2C) solutions. In fact, B2B transfers are still a relatively painful process in Russia that can take up to 3 days, often resulting in downtime and lost revenue. The slow pace at which …

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New Sberbank service protects against non-fulfillment of obligations

Sberbank has announced a new service for corporate clients that will guarantee the fulfillment of a supplier’s obligations or give a full refund. The service also works in the other direction, guaranteeing suppliers a full payment for delivered products/services. The so-called ‘Safe Transaction’ service is integrated with Sberbank Business Online …

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