Finance

SmartBiz surpasses $500M loan mark

SmartBiz surpasses $500M loan mark

SmartBiz Loans announced this week it has surpassed the $500 million loan mark. “We are proud to announce this milestone, as it means that we are helping generate increased access to SBA loans for small business owners,” SmartBiz Loans president ...

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Industry reacts to Equifax data breach

Industry reacts to Equifax data breach

Etienne Greeff is the cofounder and CTO of SecureData, a provider of cybersecurity services and solutions. “The news on the hack against credit reporting firm Equifax is a textbook example of how not to handle a data breach effectively. Over ...

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$1.46M bridge round for NOW Money

$1.46M bridge round for NOW Money

Mobile banking technology and remittance provider NOW Money has closed its bridge funding round after attracting a total of $1.46 million. Dubai VC firm Myrisoph Capital, the Women’s Angel Investor Network and private investors also took part. “We’ve been working ...

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NOW Money secures VC investment

NOW Money secures VC investment

NOW Money has secured $700,000 from American venture capital firms Accion Venture Lab and Newid Capital. The funds will be used to launch across the UAE and expand into Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The platform provides mobile accounts and remittance ...

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International payments company Flywire, Volvo announce partnership

International payments company Flywire, Volvo announce partnership

International payments facilitator Flywire and Volvo Car USA have struck a deal to support international receivables for the automaker’s US sales organization. A key feature is payment support for Volvo’s International Student Program that provides vehicle leases to international students. Those students can ...

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Santander adds trio of fintechs to portfolio

Santander adds trio of fintechs to portfolio

Santander Group’s fintech VC fund Santander InnoVentures has added a trio of companies to their portfolio, which now numbers 15. Santander InnoVentures provided descriptions of the three companies. UK-based Pixoneye technology offers predictive personalization capabilities that are delivered on device, ...

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OTCQX now recognized in 25 states

OTCQX now recognized in 25 states

OTC Markets Group Inc. today announced the addition of Utah brings its total to 25 states now recognizing its premium OTCQX market for the purposes of their Blue Sky Manual Exemption for secondary trading. The first, Vermont, recognized the OTCQX Market ...

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