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Keri Gohman, President of Xero Americas on How the Financial Web Is Rewiring Small-Business Economy

Keri Gohman, the President of Xero Americas spoke to the role of collaborative work in the financial services industry, and why small business banking in the U.S. required stronger ties between the tech and banking community to rewire small-business economy.

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Grid Finance CEO Derek F. Butler has plans to revolutionise the way SMEs access capital in Ireland
SME lender Grid Finance’s CEO Derek F. Butler, shares how the company is expanding its offering to include a digital pension product targeted at the owners of small businesses. Grid will act as distributor and has engaged Conexim to provide the back office infrastructure on the product. The company is riding high after receiving a €3m equity...
Keri Gohman, President of Xero Americas on How the Financial Web Is Rewiring Small-Business Economy
Keri Gohman, the President of Xero Americas spoke to the role of collaborative work in the financial services industry, and why small business banking in the U.S. required stronger ties between the tech and banking community to rewire small-business economy. In Gohman’s current role, she leads team of individuals focused on transforming financial...
Accelerator Wants To Help Create The Next Big Black-Owned Tech Startup
I'M IN accelerator is focusing on providing support to early-stage, growth-driven and black-owned tech companies through education, mentorship and financing in South Africa. The accelerator is an IDF Capital initiative and a pre-investment readiness program for tech startups with an exceptional business concept and who have an early stage market-...
Amazon is Making Major Moves in SME Banking
Since Amazon Lending began in 2011, it has surpassed $3 billion in loans to small businesses. Recently, the company announced that it has surpassed $1 billion in small-business loans to more than 20,000 merchants involved in its Amazon Marketplace in the U.S. UK, and Japan during the past year. In fact, Amazon is making money from both the sales...
Alternative Lenders Spread Their Wings Internationally
As alternative lending gains global traction, a growing number of U.S-based alternative lenders are exploring international growth, with large companies like OnDeck, Kabbage and SoFi leading the way. Some alternative lenders have begun their expedition closer to home by extending their reach into Canada. Others are traveling farther beyond to...
What banks can learn from Amazon
In the last year alone, Citi, BBVA, Capital One and other major banks have opened their APIs to third party developers to innovate better and faster To truly be customer-first and prioritize the customer experience above all, banks should look to platforms as business models, not tech constructs No one knows if Amazon will be buying a bank anytime...
FinTech as Digital Solutions for SMEs
The financial technology ( FinTech ) field grew and developed rapidly as a response to the financial problems we face, from making financial information more accessible to addressing the lack of financial inclusion in various countries. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in particular, can benefit from the digital solutions offered by...
Why Alternative Lending Struggles to Scale in Emerging Markets – And What Fintech Companies Can Do About It
During the past 10 years, the US, the UK and China have seen a rapid expansion of what has come to be called “alternative lending” – non-bank lenders using digital platforms to serve distinct niches such as consumers and SMEs, which have been ignored by conventional lenders. In these environments with rich data sets and developed capital markets,...
Note to Banks: You Won!
Lending Times , an online publication that specializes in writing about Fintech lenders, reported the following: “In a pessimistic new report, researchers from Morgan Stanley have concluded that while Fintech companies style themselves as disruptors they will do more to strengthen than undermine incumbents in the long term.” The Morgan Stanley...
Fintech Tools That Can Change The World Of Finance
Fintech, or financial technology, is rapidly gaining ground with consumers as a more accessible alternative to traditional payment and banking systems offered by financial firms. As new fintech tools and software emerge to disrupt the established model, financial services are improving, offering enhanced efficiency, speed and accountability...