DealMaker, DealSquare, and NEO Launch New Partnership Providing Private Placement Solution for capital market participants

Business Wire | September 02, 2020

DealMaker, DealSquare, and NEO today announced the launch of a new partnership to provide a comprehensive private placement solution for issuers, dealers, advisors, and investors - a solution that is both fully digital and global in reach. DealMaker is a cloud-based platform for executing private placements, fund formation, and KYC. DealSquare, powered by NEO technology, is an online private placement marketplace for dealers, investment advisors, and capital raisers. This joint service offering will provide users with access to international distribution and the broadest reach of capital market participants, while simultaneously leveraging the benefits of both the DealMaker and DealSquare platforms: dynamic agreement management and fund collection, on-book management of securities, and integration with dealer systems that allows dealers, advisors, portfolio managers and their investors to execute private placements online, in a seamless manner. Issuers will be able to raise capital through one central marketplace across all types of investors: domestic and international, brokered and non-brokered - something that until now, has never been possible in Canada.

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Raistone, Quartix partner to address financial gaps faced by manufacturing & distribution companies

Raistone and Quartix | October 19, 2022

Raistone today announced it has entered a new supply chain finance partnership with Quartix to provide out-of-the-box digital cash flow opportunities to mid-market companies that have long been deprived adequate innovative funding solutions from banks and legacy financial institutions. Quartix and Raistone have partnered to combine cutting-edge financial technology and efficient capital to offer new financial tools to mid-market manufacturing and distribution clients, enabling them to access cash and support their supply chain amid a turbulent economic environment. By leveraging supply chain finance programs made possible through Raistone and its network of investors, clients using the Quartix trade-finance platform have unparalleled access to non-debt capital solutions that were previously only available to Fortune 1000 giants. Supply chain finance enables companies to retain cash on hand for longer periods of time by extending payment terms with vendors without adverse effect on their supply chain. By using this established solution, companies are able to lower their cash conversion cycle and unlock cash from their supply chain to improve their financial position so they can hire new personnel, buy more product, expand their business, make acquisitions, and much more. "With inflation skyrocketing and interest rates following in lockstep, it's more important than ever for businesses to improve efficiency and reduce waste, including on their balance sheet, We at Raistone are proud to align with Quartix to help mid-market companies unlock the potential of their payables, at a time when those businesses need it most." -Dave Skirzenski, CEO of Raistone The great majority of US financial institutions cannot offer supply chain finance to their mid-market clients due to the need for specialized technology and operational capabilities, By partnering with Raistone we can help unlock the benefits of supply chain finance to more and more mid-market manufacturers and distributors with credit facilities that we expect to reach $20 million and beyond,said Dror Polak, CEO of Quartix. About Raistone Raistone was born with the vision of equalizing access to working capital and meeting the demand for financing on a global scale. A world-leading fintech collaboratively owned by a full-service broker dealer, $30 billion family office, a $900 billion wealth manager, and an international bank, Raistone enables the financing of billions of dollars in transactions every year. Its best-in-class technology coupled with unparalleled access to institutional capital extends financing to companies of all sizes, fully integrated with the same software platforms they already use. Raistone works to ensure that all businesses have access to their money, on their terms. About Quartix Founded in 2017 and based in Charlotte, NC with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel, Quartix's (www.GoQuartix.com) allows financial institutions to offer innovative digital specialty finance products to their mid-market clients, without investing in technology or operational headcount. Financial institutions that use Quartix increase wallet share vis-à-vis their commercial clients, capture higher than average risk-adjusted returns and offer a differentiated suite of trade-finance products to their commercial clients.

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Inswitch partners with Binance Pay to boost crypto payment adoption in LATAM

Inswitch and Binance Pay | September 07, 2022

Inswitch, a leader in embedded financial technology and payment infrastructure, and Binance Pay, a contactless, borderless and secure cryptocurrency payment technology designed by Binance, the world's leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, announced they have signed a strategic partnership, which will enable both sides to improve their fintech solutions and offer Binance Pay to all merchants in LATAM. The partnership between Binance Pay and Inswitch will provide millions of LATAM merchants with intriguing options in crypto space, allowing them to increase revenue by accepting crypto, and enable all companies with a new way to service payments. Some of the features involved in this partnership will allow merchants to: Receive payments in 50+ cryptocurrencies with lightning fast payments. Support new products or business models and accept recurring payments globally Quickly set up Binance Pay and manage recurring customers with Inswitch's APIs and solutions (e.g. Payment Links, Hosted Checkout, etc) "We are very excited and committed to democratize the payment industry, connecting more than 650 million in Latam with e-commerces around the world. Now merchants will have more options on how to get paid and let their customers choose how to pay wherever they are." - Ronald Alvarenga, CEO of Inswitch Furthermore, with Inswitch, merchants can configure everything through Inswitch Business Portal or create new digital journeys through flexible APIs and a suite of low-code fintech products. And merchants are able to flexibly accept different payment methods to best fit their needs. This agreement will support different types of businesses: Business-to-Consumer, Business-to-Business, Consumer-to-Business. Binance Pay and Inswitch are positioned to deliver a robust turnkey solution across a variety of sectors, including eCommerce, Retailers, Travel, CPGs, Banks, and Gig economy among others. We are thrilled to bring crypto payments to more than 650 million LATAM users by partnering with Inswitch, this keeps reinforcing Binance Pay's objective of providing contactless, borderless, and secure cryptocurrency payment experiences to companies and consumers, stated Jonathan Lim, Global Head of Binance Pay. About Inswitch Inswitch is a global leader in embedded financial technology, helping companies and organizations to rapidly implement their own digital financial services. With the Inswitch API-based Fintech-as-a-Service platform, any company can become a Fintech and choose the best solution for its specific needs. All with a fast go-to-market strategy, zero friction and using the Inswitch global network for cash, banking, credit/debit cards, issuing and payment operations. About Binance Pay Binance Pay is a contactless, borderless, and secure user-to-user cryptocurrency payment feature on the Binance App. Binance Pay allows users and merchants to send and receive crypto payments around the world without incurring special handling fees for using crypto.

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CORE BANKING, PAYMENTS

Sabre, Conferma Pay and Mastercard Join Forces to Power the Travel Economy with Virtual Cards

Sabre, Mastercard and Conferma Pay | November 29, 2022

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, and Conferma Pay, a global fintech firm that specializes in payment technology, today announced a new partnership with Mastercard to accelerate the use of virtual cards for business-to-business (B2B) travel payments. Today's announcement builds on Sabre's August 2022 acquisition of Conferma Pay. The collaboration with Mastercard is the next step in advancing Sabre's goal to create an open and independent travel payment ecosystem. Digitization of travel payments with virtual cards helps address the historic challenges associated with B2B leisure and corporate travel payments. The securely generated, single use card numbers provide a link between booking and associated payments to third party suppliers. Travel buyers and suppliers are therefore able to easily track and reconcile payments, as well as benefit from flexible pricing, financing options, and enhanced security through card payment guarantees. "The payments industry is in the midst of a revolution and there is an increased need for travel companies to better manage the whole payment experience, Companies in the travel space – including travel management companies, travel agencies, corporations, issuers and technology partners – need sophisticated solutions and seamless connections. Sabre is taking strategic steps to fulfill the needs of our industry, beginning with the acquisition of Conferma Pay. Now, the new partnership with Mastercard will help Conferma Pay to build new and enhanced digital capabilities in virtual cards, transforming the payment experience for issuers." -Roshan Mendis, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Sabre Travel Solutions As part of the agreement, Mastercard has agreed to make a minority investment in Conferma Pay, which will continue to operate independently and serve the entire travel industry and beyond. Mastercard's investment in Conferma Pay is subject to customary closing conditions. A combination of experience, technologies and capabilities will accelerate travel payment innovation and drive inclusive and sustainable growth for the sector, Virtual cards deliver visibility, boost liquidity and increase control over B2B payment flows, which enhance payment strategies and empower organizations across the travel value chain to run, grow and protect their business, which has never been more essential,said Chris Fendley, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Partnerships at Mastercard. Conferma Pay connects issuers to more than 700 travel management companies, all the major global distribution systems and more than 100 online booking tools. Conferma Pay is fully integrated with all the major card schemes and serves more than 50 banking partners, who issue Conferma Pay generated virtual cards in nearly 100 currencies. We've already made significant inroads in the B2B travel space through partnering with Sabre, We are excited about the new investments. This, combined with our existing strong relationships, will enable Conferma Pay to build on our global footprint and be at the forefront of addressing industry challenges and opportunities,said Martin Cowley, interim CEO at Conferma Pay. Sabre's Virtual Payments will continue to offer Conferma Pay services – with increased capabilities that help travel buyers, agencies and corporations best support travel customer needs. Sabre Virtual Payments is a unique, secure, automated and integrated end-to-end payment solution designed to simplify and add value to the transactions that TMCs, OTAs, travel agencies, corporations and travel suppliers do every day. Sabre Virtual Payments takes all the capabilities of Conferma Pay and its network of issuers and combines it with seamless integration across Sabre products for -connected travel buyers, agencies and corporations. About Sabre Corporation Sabre Corporation is a leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, serving a wide range of travel companies including airlines, hoteliers, travel agencies and other suppliers. The company provides retailing, distribution and fulfilment solutions that help its customers operate more efficiently, drive revenue and offer personalized traveler experiences. Through its leading travel marketplace, Sabre connects travel suppliers with buyers from around the globe. Sabre's technology platform manages more than $260B worth of global travel spend annually. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world. About Mastercard (NYSE: MA) Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all. About Conferma Pay Conferma Pay is a global financial technology company. It designs and integrate virtual payment systems that provide a more efficient, seamless and secure way to pay for businesses. Conferma Pay was born in Manchester in 2005. Since then, it has connected over 700 TMCs, and directly integrates with all the major GDSs and OBTs. Its roots lie in corporate travel payment integration. It enables its payment providers to flow virtual cards into the preferred purchasing process of any business travel buyer. Crucial to this is its network of banking partners, who have issued virtual cards in over 200 countries, in 40 currencies with over 45 commercial banking partners via all major card networks. Its ecosystem continues to expand to meet the growing requirements of its global customer base.

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Intrinio, a Leading Provider of Fintech Analytics, Has Now Added ETF Data to Its Platform

Intrinio | September 16, 2022

Intrinio is proud to announce their partnership with CFRA, a leading provider of independent research and analysis. Intrinio is pleased to undergo a new partnership with CFRA, an independent research firm that provides financial analysis and data for the global investment community. The partnership will allow Intrinio users to access CFRA’s rigorous standardization methodology, which has been used to provide industry-leading ETF expertise since 2002. The new condensed version of their ETF endpoints will afford startups and individuals the opportunity to provide their users with increased insights and awareness of thousands of ETFs. A deep understanding of ETF structures and underlying methodologies ensures the robustness and integrity of the hundreds of ETF data points that power all of Intrinio’s ETF endpoints. Intrinio is a top data provider that specializes in high-quality information and customer service. The company provides modern tools for financial technology platforms (companies whose business relies on the use of electronic transactions) as well as businesses who need real-time access to market data. One of Their most popular offerings is the extensive ETF data package the company provides. To ensure that all of their users have access to the critical ETF data points they need Intrinio is also releasing a condensed version of their ETF endpoints. This version will afford startups and individuals the opportunity to provide their users with increased insights and awareness of thousands of ETFs. About the Company: Intrinio is a full-service financial data provider with a focus on serving the B2B market from startups to enterprise-level customers. Intrinio offers introductory price points and data subscription packages that scale, making it still affordable and accessible for developers and quants. If a customer visits the website, they can sign up, chat with the team, and get an account, API keys, and trial data within minutes. Intrinio offers trials, monthly and annual pricing, full customer support, and co-marketing.

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