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Today In B2B Payments: EVO Eyes B2B Payments Collaboration; Commerzbank Tests Digital Euro For Corporates

Today In B2B Payments: EVO Eyes B2B Payments Collaboration; Commerzbank Tests Digital Euro For Corporates

May 25, 2021 at 12:32AM
by PYMNTS

Today in B2B Payments, EVO discusses the role of collaboration in B2B payments digitization, and Commerzbank begins testing blockchain and digital euros for corporate supply chains. Plus, a look at open banking’s impact on small business cash flow, PayPal teams up to help small businesses modernize and Pine Labs raises new funding.

Tech Collaboration Gives Corporates Boost In B2B Payments Digitization Drive

Open Banking Emerges As Key To SMB Cash Flow In UK

SMBs in the U.K. are still grappling with late payments — and the problem is worse than ever amid the pandemic. Mark Hartley, founder and CEO of BankiFi, said that open banking — and request to pay through a new service called Incomeing — can help SMBs get paid on time, manage cash flow more efficiently and grow without tapping into expensive (and hard-to-get) funding sources.

Commerzbank Tests Blockchain, Digital Euros For Corporate Supply Chains

PayPal, raiSE Team To Help SMBs With Digital Transformation

PayPal is partnering with the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprises (raiSE) to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and social organizations transition to digital operations, The Business Times reported. According to the report, PayPal has committed to initiatives including waiving processing fees for participating social entrepreneurs for a certain period, featuring SMBs and social entrepreneurs on PayPal’s website, and holding online workshops to give SMBs and social enterprises tools for establishing a strong digital presence.

Pine Labs Raises $285 Million To Expand Merchant Payment Products

Pine Labs, an Asia-based merchant commerce platform, has completed a funding round and come away with $285 million, according to a press release. Pine Labs works in merchant payment solutions and has introduced its buy now, pay later (BNPL) platform in Malaysia. The company also has plans to take its Pay Later installment payments program to other areas in the region.