• Two, the pioneering business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce payments platform, and Allianz Trade, the world leader in trade credit insurance, have formed a partnership to grow the ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ (BNPL) finance market for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their clients.
  • The companies have combined our more than 100 years of experience in trade credit insurance with Two’s cutting-edge B2B BNPL technology. This provides businesses with real-time data, enabling them to make automated trade credit decisions. For the first time, B2B e-commerce offers a seamless and instant purchasing experience.

Innovation in both digital payments and the provision of online finance to support it have progressed at breakneck speed in recent years, making global commerce more connected than ever. However, in the same century where blockchain technology is a reality, electric vehicles are commonplace, and quantum computing is around the corner, B2B sellers still lack the instant and easy payment experience available to consumers (B2C).

They are still facing last century’s challenges of using paper cheques and receipts, long transaction times for cross border payments, credit assessments on their buyers, and tedious manual back-end processes. Businesses can now expect to benefit from the same level of service as B2C, be it paying later when purchasing and preserving cash for other uses, or benefiting from a seamless, integrated and instant online purchasing experience, finally fixing B2B e-commerce (b-commerce).

Stavros Tamvakakis, Co-Founder, Two
Enrique Elias, Head of Expansion, Two

As part of the partnership, we assess credit requests instantly through its API (Application Programming Interface), which integrates both companies’ respective internal e-commerce and underwriting systems, helping Two to make financing decisions on the spot.

Fintech companies are seeking out more efficient and secure methods to enable B2B growth. Two is fixing b-commerce by helping B2B players trade online without the operational complexity and the credit-fraud risk.

Meanwhile finance industry players such as us are responding with innovation in the provision of both online and offline access to cover, whether through brokers, direct clients or finance platforms.

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