For businesses looking to expand their ventures in global markets, cross-border payment frictions can vary from delivering international payments on time in the correct amount to delivering them in the recipient’s preferred currency.
Could new B2B payment solutions, such as corporate and virtual payment cards, ease common pain points associated with cross-border commerce?
The new Global Payments Architecture Report highlights how companies in different sectors — including business services, manufacturing and travel — are investing in solutions to take the friction out of delivering payments between borders.
News From The Cross-Border Payment Space
A list of familiar cross-border payment challenges can impede the flow of business, such as the inability to make payments in an international partner’s local currency.
In an effort to help companies receive payments from their partners in their preferred currency, international payment solutions provider Flywire and cloud-based accounts receivable solutions firm Billtrust recently launched a new solution. The two companies will work together to offer Billtrust’s clients access to Flywire’s receivables network and process platform, providing them with access to a dashboard that can track B2B payments and settle payments in local currencies.
Meanwhile, B2B payment and credit solution provider MSTS is betting on Credit-as-a-Service (CaaS) solutions to improve global B2B payments. The company launched a new CaaS solution that aims to offer a uniform, global system that companies can offer to their B2B clients. The system includes an omnichannel platform designed to help users reduce accounts receivable risks, increase sales and improve customer experiences.
In the Asia-Pacific market, a solution was recently launched to provide a consistent payment experience for the travel industry. B2B travel marketplace solutions provider Sabre debuted a virtual payment service aimed at simplifying how business travelers in the region pay for work-related items during their trips. The solution allows travel agents and management companies to issue single-use virtual cards that allow business travelers to more easily pay for hotels, airlines and other expenses.
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In the Press
Buoyed by reports of record 2018 holiday spending, analysts predict more retail growth in 2019, particularly in the evolving small and midsize business (SMB) sector. Advanced technologies have introduced SMBs to a big-brand experience and new set of challenges.
When it’s time to pay up, commercial buyers may be in for a pleasant surprise when purchasing online. The launch of Amazon’s Pay By Invoice feature last year opened the door for more flexible B2B payment schedules.
The expectations of B2B buyers are evolving. Today, buyers are looking for the same ease and convenience Amazon delivers for B2C transactions. Satisfying such demand, however, isn’t as simple as developing an online presence.
Don’t think of them as mere podcasts — though PYMNTS certainly does a lot of podcasts, discussing with payments and commerce experts the hottest topics of the day, with each conversation not only digging into the past and present but having an outlook toward the future.
Today’s business world is one of rampant change. While technology is driving much of this disruption, evolving customer expectations are dramatically altering the face of the financial services, payments and fintech industries.
MSTS, a global B2B payment and credit solutions provider, today announced that its innovative Credit as a Service solution is now available to mid-market and small businesses.
CIO Spotlight: Dan Zimmerman, MSTS
Name: Dan Zimmerman
Job title: Chief Product and Information Officer (CPIO)
Time in current role: 3 yrs.
Location: Overland Park, KS