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Huma Finance and Arf Merge to Transform Global Finance Through Real World Asset Tokenization

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Combined company will make cross border payments and asset tokenization more accessible with the transparency, real-time efficiency, and trust of blockchain technology

SAN FRANCISCO and ZUG, Switzerland, April 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Huma Finance, a leading tokenization platform focusing on real world impact, and Arf, a global transaction services platform that provides scalable liquidity for financial institutions, announced the companies have merged to expand global blockchain-powered financial services. The new company expects to surpass $3 billion on-chain liquidity volume by the end of 2024.

Global money movement is a critical economic driver, yet it remains a cumbersome system of clearinghouses, market-by-market capital requirements, and country-specific regulations. Currently, $4 trillion[1] is locked in treasury accounts, a massive but hidden working capital burden to financial institutions and the global payments industry. In 2023, the companies partnered to solve this problem, with the support of Stellar Development Foundation, by providing a liquidity on-demand solution backed by real world asset tokenization and Circle’s stablecoin USDC, enabling more than $1 billion in cross-border payments. Since then, there has continued to be unprecedented demand from major global payments players, currently at $500 million monthly.

Looking ahead, building Arf’s liquidity capabilities on Huma’s platform will enable financial institutions to offer commercial and consumer payments with more significant impact and efficiency by removing the working capital requirement. Arf and Huma will continue to expand their liquidity solutions to adjacent use cases as well.

“Arf was established with the objective of laying the foundation for a financial system that is universally more accessible and used by billions over the next decade,” said Ali Erhat Nalbant, co-founder and CEO of Arf. “We’re excited to join with Huma to integrate our liquidity platform with Huma’s real world asset-based blockchain protocol, enabling financial institutions to realize the promise of blockchain with onchain transparency and full compliance.”

“Huma’s mission is to amplify the real-world impact of blockchain technology,” said Erbil Karaman, co-founder and co-CEO of Huma Finance. “About one billion people around the world are dependent on international payments, a figure that is expected to grow due to many factors, including more people working digitally. By merging with Arf, we hope to make a bigger, tangible impact on financial inclusion, providing the infrastructure for fast, transparent, and accessible liquidity solutions.”[2] 

About Huma Finance: Built by serial entrepreneurs, fintech, and credit veterans, Huma Finance is the leading tokenization platform for real world impact. Since its launch in May 2023, the Huma platform has empowered innovative solutions in cross-border payments financing, supply-chain financing, green financing, and microlending.

About Arf: Arf is a global transaction services platform that provides scalable liquidity to financial institutions. Arf’s innovative approach has earned PAY360’s “Best Lending Initiative,” and a spot among the “30 Most Promising Cross-Border Payments Companies” by FXC Intelligence. Headquartered in Switzerland, Arf is a member of the VQF Financial Services Standards Association.

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[1] McKinsey & Company, The 2020 McKinsey Global Payments Report, October 1, 2020
[2] United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, June 15, 2019

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Teal secures $8M seed funding for groundbreaking accounting solution

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Teal has announced a significant milestone in its journey to transform SMB accounting with the closure of an $8 million seed funding round.

According to TechFundingNews, the company, which focuses on providing accounting infrastructure for Vertical SaaS businesses, aims to address the critical need for integrated financial solutions within various platforms.

Founded by industry veterans Ian Crosby and Adam Saint, Teal stands out in the FinTech landscape for its unique approach to accounting services. Leveraging their expertise from founding Bench Accounting and working at Shopify, Crosby and Saint have developed a platform that empowers Vertical SaaS businesses to offer customised accounting suites to their SMB customers.

One of the key challenges faced by SMBs is the lack of seamless accounting solutions integrated into their core business platforms. Teal aims to bridge this gap by equipping companies with the necessary APIs and tools to build their own accounting offerings. This enables SMBs to access crucial insights such as real-time cash flow, per-product profitability, and streamlined tax filing processes.

Teal’s comprehensive suite of out-of-the-box tools enables Vertical SaaS companies to launch their accounting platforms swiftly, often in as little as four weeks. These tools include fully functioning app code repositories and seamless data integrations with external sources like Plaid, enhancing the overall user experience for SMBs.

According to Ian Crosby, Co-Founder and CEO of Teal, the company’s vision is to become the “Stripe for accounting,” providing the foundational infrastructure for Vertical SaaS companies to embed accounting features seamlessly. By integrating accounting software directly into their platforms, businesses can enhance customer engagement and drive adoption of financial services features.

The significance of Teal’s innovative approach has not gone unnoticed in the investment landscape. Torch Capital, a leading investor in tools and platforms for SMBs, led the recent $8 million seed funding round. Partner Katie Reiner expressed enthusiasm for Teal’s mission to revolutionize the SMB accounting space, citing the dire need for intuitive and streamlined accounting tools.

In an era where embedded finance is gaining traction, Teal’s commitment to offering tailored accounting solutions signifies a promising step towards empowering SMBs with the financial tools they need to thrive in today’s competitive landscape.

Source: fintech.global

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Digital China’s Guo Wei Shares ‘China’s Sample’ of Global Digital Innovation with London Business School

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LONDON, May 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — On May 21st, at the invitation of London Business School (LBS), Guo Wei, Chairman of Digital China, participated in the esteemed “Managing the Digital Organization” lecture, engaging with a cohort of prospective business leaders. Focusing on the trending topics of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘Digital Transformation’, he imparted the digital philosophy and practices of Chinese enterprises amidst the digital civilization era.

Digital China, a prominent player in China’s digital economy, has harnessed over two decades of deep involvement in the nation’s information industry to embrace the power of digitization. This has culminated in what Guo Wei refers to as ‘China’s Vibrant Blueprint for Digital Transformation’, carving a distinctive path of digital metamorphosis. Notably, Digital China’s transformation narrative has been incorporated into LBS’s esteemed case library, underscoring its significance as a teaching instrument.

In his lecture, Guo Wei emphasized that the digital economy now constitutes the backbone of supply, with digital technology emerging as the paramount catalyst for economic expansion. The hastening pace of global digitization propels us into an epoch of digital civilization. For multinational corporations, digital strategies have escalated to the status of corporate strategy, and the amassing of data assets constitutes the pivotal lever for business innovation. Amidst this evolution, AI-fueled digital-cloud integration signifies a disruptive technological innovation, poised to invigorate the global landscape. Digital China feels honored to reprise its role in elite international business school case repositories, thereby contributing insights to academia. This recognition signifies that Chinese enterprises’ digital and AI acumen resonates globally, exemplifying world-class practices.

Professor Julian Birkinshaw, Vice Dean and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at LBS, remarked, “As a global institution, we constantly seek out exemplary cases worldwide. Digital China was chosen not solely due to its prominence in China but also its sophisticated implementation of digital technologies, demonstrating adaptability and offering invaluable insights to our students about the contemporary business milieu. The story of Digital China encapsulates Mr. Guo Wei’s philosophy – digitization transcends being a mere process; it embodies the existential rationale for companies. This philosophy underpins our decision to feature Digital China in our case studies.”

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Endava partners with Finexos to revolutionise AI-driven credit risk management

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Endava, a leading technology services company combining world-class engineering, industry expertise, and a people-centric mindset, has announced its partnership with Finexos, an AI-powered credit risk and analytics platform.

The partnership aims to leverage Finexos’ state-of-the-art credit risk engine to enhance credit decisioning processes, significantly increasing the accuracy of suitability and affordability calculations for banks and lenders. This collaboration will enable more borrowers to access affordable credit while reducing non-performing loans and improving capital allocation.

Endava, with over 20 years of industry expertise, helps financial institutions position their products and services at the forefront of innovation. Through world-class engineering, Endava supports customers in meeting the demands of responsible lending.

Finexos offers a unique methodology to improve credit decisioning, making it possible for larger volumes of borrowers to access affordable credit. Their advanced AI-powered software helps reduce default risks and improve capital allocation for lenders.

The collaboration allows Endava to integrate Finexos’ AI credit decisioning software into their services, helping financial institutions provide responsible lending solutions. This integration aims to increase accessibility for a broader range of customers and provide a more accurate assessment of borrower risk.

Finexos’ cost-effective data science SaaS platform enriches data analysis, speeds up decisions for borrowers, and reduces costs for lenders. The platform operates without geographical constraints, works within institutions’ firewalls, and ensures data security by not accepting or requiring personally identifiable information (PII).

Endava’s head of alliances and partnerships Lewis Brown said, “The addition of Finexos strengthens Endava’s banking ecosystem with new and existing AI-based software and also brings to our clients new tools that fuel growth and react to new and future regulatory requirements.”

Matthew Williamson, SVP & industry principal at Endava, mentioned, “At Endava, we are delighted to announce our partnership with Finexos, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to financial inclusion. This relationship authentically aligns with our core values, using technology and democratising access to financial instruments. Giving individuals and communities the ability to access fair, consistent next-gen real-time credit scoring. Empowering economic growth and stimulus.”

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