Hitachi Capital America Lands Trade Finance Takeover

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Hitachi Capital America , Hitachi’s U.S.-based In a statement, Hitachi Capital America EVP and General Manager of Commercial Finance and Corporate Development Mark Duncan said the takeover will help the company expand its footprint in the technology sector.

Capital One Offers Free Business Credit Reports

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Capital One has announced the launch of Business CreditWise , an online tool that enables U.S. Business CreditWise is available to any business in the United States — not just Capital One customers.

Capital One, Discover Tightening Lending Standards

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Capital One Financial and Discover Financial Services, two of the largest credit card issuers in the country, are tightening lending standards, which is reportedly an unusual move in an economy that is booming.

Chime Commands $1.5B Valuation After Capital Raise

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According to a report in CNBC , the San Francisco startup said the Series D round of venture funding was led by DST Global , as well as new investors Coatue, General Atlantic, ICONIQ Capital and Dragoneer Investment Group. Chime isn’t the only challenger bank to raise capital in recent months.

PayPal Working Capital Steps Into Germany

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PayPal Working Capital will launch in Germany as PayPal Businesskredit, offering small and medium-sized businesses access to working capital financing that is deposited directly into their PayPal accounts.

GE Capital Exits Trade Finance With MUFG Acquisition

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General Electric ‘s divestiture of GE Capital assets continues as MUFG Union Bank announced plans to acquire GE Capital’s Trade Payable Services (TPS) operations.

Capital One Misses On Q4 Revenue As Card Loans Increase

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Capital One ’s domestic card loans increased 8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 , the bank said on Tuesday (Jan. billion, a jump Capital One said was mainly due to a 65 percent increase in marketing expenses.

Judo Capital Taps VERMEG For Reporting Compliance

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Australian challenger bank Judo Capital has chosen VERMEG , a leading banking and insurance software solution company, to meet its Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) reporting requirements as it pursues its full banking license.

Capital optimization for desk restructuring under FRTB

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review of the capital requirements for market risk regulations, namely the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). Green means that the desk can continue reporting capital under IMA. to find the optimal capital.

SaaS Enjoys Venture Capital Boom

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This week Oxx, which tends to focus on B2B software startups, led the $12 million funding round for the company, which also saw participation from Industrifonden, SEB Venture Capital and KTH Chalmers Capital, according to reports. million , news reports this week said, from Grotech Ventures, Middleland Capital, the Center for Innovative Technology and Charlottesville Angel Network.

CAN Capital Announces Another Leadership Change With New CEO

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Alternative small business (SMB) lending platform CAN Capital announced on Wednesday (Jan. CAN Capital added Siciliano from commercial financing company Marlin Business Services , where he served in a variety of roles, including CEO and chief operating officer.

Capital One Hopes to Score Big with Walmart Partnership

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First PayPal and now Capital One have noted the significance of their partnerships with the retailer in recent earnings calls. Just yesterday, in Capital One’s 3Q18 earnings call, Richard Fairbank, CEO and chairman, mentioned that Capital One will be the exclusive issuer of Walmart […].

Capital One Trains Virtual Assistant Eno To Be Proactive with New Tax Feature

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Most virtual assistants are reactive, but Capital One is training its virtual assistant, Eno, to be proactive, according to Ken Dodelin, VP of conversational AI products at the bank.

Biz Capital Invesments Can’t Keep Up With Consumer Spending

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In fact, according to the Wall Street Journal , capital spending on the part of companies has been slowing, with investments on the part of businesses growing at just 0.8 Economy businesses capital spending Consumer Spending economy News tax cut U.S

Harvard And Capital One Survey Mid-Market B2B ePayments Adoption

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A new report from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and Capital One surveyed businesses with revenues between $25 million and $2 billion to explore how they’re embracing electronic B2B payments — and what’s holding them back from making progress.

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Starbucks New Investor: Pershing Square Capital Management

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Pershing Square Capital Management, the activist hedge fund controlled by activist investor William Ackman, now has about a 1.1 Investments Investment News Pershing Square Capital Management Retail same store sales starbucks What's Hot

Foreign Startups Receive Fresh Capital From Chinese VCs

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China’s venture capital landscape is undergoing a shuffle,” Shanghai-based Wei Zhou, founder and CEO of XNode, said in an interview with Venture Beat , “which means that startups are scrutinized more rigorously than in the past and fewer domestic candidates pass the screening.

Capital Float Tops Up Capital Raise

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India-based SME lender Capital Float has added a bit of funding to its books thanks to a $2.3 According to Capital Float cofounder Sashank Rishyasringa, the deal brings the total raised for Capital Float in 2016–2017 to $9.2 The company has secured significant venture capital, too. Last year the firm revealed it closed a $25 million Series B funding round led by Capital Management with participation from SAIF Partners, Sequoia Capital and Aspada Ventures.

Alibaba Increases Its Stake In China International Capital Corp

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Alibaba, the Chinese eCommerce giant, has increased its stake in China International Capital Corp. to close to 12 percent, reported Reuters. Alibaba purchased 117 million CICC H-shares listed in Hong Kong at an average price of HK$15.50, Reuters reported, citing an exchange disclosure.

Hudson Executive Capital Takes 3.1 Percent Stake In Deutsche Bank

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Deutsche Bank, the German bank, has seen Hudson Executive Capital, the hedge fund run by JPMorgan Chase’s former Chief Financial Officer Doug Braunstein, take a 3.1 Shares got lifted in midday trading in Frankfurt as a result of Hudson Executive Capital, noted the report.

New Unicorn Revolut Will Use Capital For International Expansion

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Why Is Capital One the Only Bank Using Alexa?

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Earlier this year, Capital One and Amazon teamed up to put the Capital One “skill” on the Amazon Echo—as of now, Capital One customers who have the Echo or Echo Dot (anything with Alexa) can access their bank accounts using their voice.

Square Capital Drives Company Revenue

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UPS Capital Expands Trade Finance For SMBs

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UPS Capital is ramping up its focus on small business finance. 16) that it is expanding its UPS Capital Cargo Finance solution, which provides small- and medium-sized businesses with credit lines to finance goods as they are shipped. UPS Capital is increasing the amount an SMB can borrow from 70 percent of a supplier’s invoice to 100 percent, the company noted. UPS Capital can provide up to $1.5 The company, a subsidiary of UPS, announced on Tuesday (Jan.

Waves Platform Launches Venture Capital Fund Focusing on Crypto-Assets

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Capital Float Pursues Alt-Lending Collaboration

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5) said Tata Capital and Capital Float are teaming up, a deal in which Tata Capital will provide working capital loans to SMBs borrowing through Capital Float’s platform. SMEs are integral to the fabric of our economy, contributing around 38 percent of our country’s national GDP,” said Tata Capital Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Finance, Sarosh Amaria in a statement. Earlier this year, Capital Float raised $45 million in Series C funding.

Square Capital Grew 64%, Driving Company Revenue

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The division of the company responsible for providing loans to small businesses and Square sellers across its global network, Square Capital, processed more than 400,000 business loans for the quarter, for a total of $251 million. The lending business appears to be treating Square well.

Top 5 Fintech Raises: FTV Capital, Avalara, OurCrowd, Certona, Zero

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Diebold Nixdorf Secures $650M Capital Commitment

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To enhance liquidity, ATM servicer and software provider Diebold Nixdorf has secured a $650 million capital commitment from two institutional lenders and started a process to amend its existing credit agreement. Business business financing Capital Commitment Credit Agreement Diebold Nixdorf News What's Hot

Square Capital Pulls eBay Into SMB Lending Space

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Bloomberg reported Tuesday (July 24) that eBay will begin offering merchants up to $100,000 in financing through Square Capital. Square Capital is likely to see a significant boost to its financing volumes. Reports said Square Capital facilitated 50,000 business loans in the first quarter of this year — a 35 percent year-over-year increase. B2B Payments Amazon Apple Pay B2B eBay News SMB finance SMB lending Square Capital What's Hot In B2B

EU Aims For New Bank Capital Rules

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23) that would “mirror” rules in place governing US banks and would serve to “ring fence” foreign bank capital, the Financial Times reported. Those provisions, said the site, would, if codified, mandate that banks would have to bolster capital positions, with liquidity enhanced as well, tied to their EU operations. The Financial Times reported that EU officials have maintained the proposed bank capital rules are not the result of the surprise Brexit vote seen earlier this year.

Capital One 2Q Surges On Card Spend

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Capital One reported a robust second-quarter performance as the bank had increased spending and lowered losses in its credit card business. Capital One delivered another quarter of strong financial performance as we continued to invest to grow and drive our digital transformation,” Fairbank said in a statement. “We He emphasized that Capital One wanted to work with a partner that was in the card business for the right reasons. “On

Xero Integrates Capital One’s New API

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Xero , the online accounting software company, announced Wednesday (May 10) a partnership with Capital One Financial Corporation to simplify direct bank feeds, credit card data and the bank reconciliation process. With direct, secure integration through Capital One’s new application programming interface (API), small businesses will be able to connect their Capital One financial data to their Xero cloud-accounting solution through a fully digital process.

UPS Capital Names New President

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UPS Capital, the financing arm of UPS, has a new president. The company named Mark Robinson as the new president of UPS Capital on Tuesday (Sept. UPS Capital plays a very strategic role for UPS and our customers, providing unique solutions not typically found with other logistics, insurance and financial providers,” said UPS Capital Chief Sales and Solutions Officer Kate Gutmann in a statement.

Capital One Said to Buy Walmart Card Portfolio, Zero In on Digital Collaboration

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Capital One Financial has reportedly acquired Walmart's card receivables, the bank's chairman and CEO, Richard Fairbank, said yesterday. Cards Commerce Exclusive Innovations Payments Premium Sales & Marketing Capital One digital payments online commerce tech spend walmart

Capital One Buys Price Match Startup Paribus

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Capital One has reportedly inked a deal to acquire Paribus, a price tracking service, as the credit card company makes another acquisition in the FinTech space. While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, the report noted the acquisition includes bringing the team of Paribus and its technology under the Capital One umbrella. Card at Capital One, said in the report. Partnerships / Acquisitions Capital One FinTech online shopping Paribus What's Hot

TSYS Says It Extends Capital One Agreement

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Credit card services provider TSYS announced Friday that it has extended its existing agreement with Capital One Financial Corp. Under the terms of that pact, TSYS will continue to provide processing services for Capital One’s North American roster of accounts, a list that spans both consumer and commercial credit card accounts. The company also reported that Capital One came in as a top-five issuer of U.S.-based

Banks Have the Capital to Buy Fintech Startups — Will They?

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“Banks now have the capital to put to work and invest in growth after a long period of cost-cutting,” […]. Capital Corporate Exclusive Innovations Online Operations Technology Uncategorized Button Capgemini fintech JPMorgan Chase LevelUp M&A PayPalBanks are entering what could well be a Golden Age — deregulation, rising interest rates, and a bevy of fintech startups eager to hop into bed with them. Will they take advantage of this fintech opportunity?

Capitalizing on Open Banking as a catalyst for digital transformation

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There’s a new normal in financial services. Regulations such as the second payment services directive (PSD2) and the Open Banking project spearheaded by the UK’s Competition and Market Authority (CMA) are driving disruption in the banking value chain.

Better capital standards, not more

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Regtech in Capital markets & Investing

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Market risks, volatility, and uncertainties, are the stressors for traders and those allocating capital and managing risk. This will… Read more Regtech in Capital markets & Investing. Newswire Wealth Management asset management capital markets Regtech Regulation & Compliance UncategorizedWorking on Wall Street has always been a hazardous profession, especially for those in the front line of the business, the traders.

A $200M Mélange Of B2B Venture Capital

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B2B startups saw a little bit of everything this week when it came to venture capital. million funding round over the weekend, with the corporate expense management company seeing funding from Sabadell Venture Capital, Venturecap, Bankinter, Telegraph Hill Capital and Kibo Ventures. Reports said the funding was led by Fenbushi Capital and saw participation from both U.S.- Bpifrance led the round, while Daher Capital also contributed to the funding, reports said.

Interstate Capital Focuses On Factoring Speed

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Invoice factoring company Interstate Capital is focusing on speed with its latest enhancements. The firm said this week it is offering an expedited factoring process to accelerate the time it takes for businesses to access capital when they’re waiting for their invoices to be paid. While Interstate Capital highlighted SMBs’ need for such a solution, the company also noted that companies of all sizes may benefit from a factoring tool.