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Xero + Stripe: Helping Business Owners Get Paid Quickly, Safely and Securely

BY ON February 13, 2018

Xero recently announced the next phase of its partnership with Stripe: enabling Xero customers to accept Automated Clearing House (ACH) bank transfers via its integration with Stripe.

“Our ultimate goal at Xero is to make sure small businesses are getting paid as quickly as possible, while making the experience from set up to reconciliation seamless,” said Craig Walker, Chief Technology Officer at Xero. “Building on our partnership with Stripe, this new feature gives our customers even more ways to get paid efficiently while keeping sensitive information safe.”

Enabling ACH in Xero is Easy:

From within Payment Services settings, Xero customers can login to their Stripe account to connect Stripe ACH bank transfers as a payment gateway. They can then connect this to an invoice theme,...

Game of Phone: 5 Great Apps for Entrepreneurs

BY ON January 23, 2018

We check our phones about 85 times a day. Chances are, you’re reading this on one right now – or it won’t be long till you check it again. A staggering 70% of internet traffic now comes from mobile devices.

 

This ‘smartphone addiction’ gets bad press these days. For any small business owners, rather than a distraction, the smartphone is now their secret weapon. It’s the operating system for your life – your connection to the world, from keeping in touch with colleagues and loved ones to answering any question instantly (thanks, Google), to managing projects, teams, tasks and expenses from a...

How Technology is Reshaping Banking

BY ON September 5, 2017

Over the last 10 years, technology has driven huge amounts of change in the finance sector, redefining the very foundations the industry was built on. This fintech revolution is being powered by a wave of disruptive startups. They are completely reshaping the finance sector, otherwise known as the ‘root and branch reconfiguration’ of the ageing banking and financial services industries.

A New Wave of Collaboration

Innovative platforms, apps and services are reshaping financial services through a sharing economy model. It’s the same kind of collaboration which is behind the disruption of many industries. Some of the world’s greatest modern consumer tech developments, such as Amazon’s e-commerce business model powered by voice recognition, have thrived through collaboration. This new sharing model between businesses enables data to flow between companies. This creates simple and streamlined processes for the customer.

Receipt Bank raises $50 million to accelerate innovation

BY ON August 1, 2017

Article reposted with permission from Xero.

A huge congrats is in order for our app partner, Receipt Bank. In one of the biggest deals in UK fintech since Brexit, it’s just raised $US50 million in a Series B funding round, led by Insight Venture Partners.

Receipt Bank is one of the most popular integrations in our app marketplace, and for good reason.  As the first software company to automatically process information from uploaded images of receipts and invoices, it has transformed accounts payable and expenses for thousands of businesses. Launching in 2010, Receipt Bank now has of...