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ExxonMobil outlines plans to grow long-term shareholder value in lower carbon future

ExxonMobil has outlined its plans through 2025 to increase earnings and cash flow to sustain and grow its dividend, reduce debt and fund advantaged projects, while working to commercialise lower emission technologies in support of the goals of the Paris Agreement.  “We are fully...


BGF named most active investor in female-led scale-ups by Scale-Up Institute

BGF has released the first ever report into the attitudes of female leaders at growth economy companies. According to a survey of 152 female executives, board members, senior managers, owners and partners of businesses, 72% of those surveyed are motivated to grow their business this year. Also...


PayPal to acquire Curv

PayPal has announced that it has agreed to acquire Curv to accelerate and expand its initiatives to support cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Curv is a leading provider of cloud-based infrastructure for digital asset security based in Tel Aviv, Israel. In October 2020, PayPal...


Seneca Women, Mastercard and Deserve launch credit card to advance women in the economy

The Card by Seneca Women is the first-ever credit card that rewards cardholders when they shop from women-owned businesses and drives donations to women-focused non-profits Seneca Women, a global leadership and media platform, together with Mastercard and Deserve, have announced a credit card...


Leeds and London set to become global centres of green finance

Leeds and London will be home to a new UK centre for driving global green finance and investment, Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan has announced, thanks to £10 million in government investment. The new UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment will begin in April 2021, with physical...


Sumo Logic helps FinTechs modernise banking with continuous intelligence

Sumo Logic, a pioneer in continuous intelligence, has announced it is expanding its work with leading businesses in the FinTech and banking sectors including Coincheck, Currencycloud, Moneytree, MoonPay, Paidy, Snoop and more. These companies use Sumo Logic’s Continuous Intelligence...


UAE-based North Ladder to scale tech platform following funding boost

North Ladder (previously called BuyBack Bazaar), a UAE-based secured trading platform for pre-owned luxury assets and electronics, has announced a US$5 million Series A funding round led by regional venture capital firm BECO Capital. The new investment will help the company scale up its...


Central State Bank goes live on Finastra’s Fusion Phoenix core

Fusion Phoenix will integrate seamlessly with the bank’s existing Finastra banking solutions, driving enhanced efficiencies. Central State Bank, serving the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor and Northeast Iowa, has upgraded its Finastra core to the latest Fusion Phoenix offering. With Fusion...


Tide and GoCardless team up to help small businesses get paid faster

Tide, a leading UK business banking platform, has announced a partnership with GoCardless, a global leader in recurring payments, to launch a service that will allow Tide members to collect invoice payments by Direct Debit. The late payment of invoices is a well-documented and recurring...


Boolavard achieves global reach and business agility with Fruugo’s online marketplace

UK-based family business, Boolavard, has achieved global reach and substantial sales growth, despite an uncertain year, after using Fruugo, an online marketplace focused on cross-border trading. Can you give us an overview of your business – when did you start and what are your objectives?...


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