Amsterdam-based Mollie, a company that builds a platform for integrating payments into a site or app, announced on Tuesday, September 27, its foray into financial services with the launch of Mollie Capital, a fast and flexible way for customers to access funding.
Mollie says the launch is a crucial step for the company in the financial services sector and allows better access to funds for SMEs.
What to expect from Mollie Capital?
The company says that Mollie Capital is a fully integrated business financing service. Depending on a number of variables, including their Mollie transaction history, qualified clients can request cash advances of up to €250K. Through the Mollie dashboard, they can submit a financing request, and in most circumstances, money will be made accessible on the same day. Repayments are automatically deducted from daily sales in addition to a fixed one-time fee.
Research has demonstrated the challenges that young, creative businesses face when trying to obtain loans, including this European Central Bank research on SMEs’ access to financing. The inability of e-commerce SMEs to purchase merchandise, finance marketing initiatives, or make investments in company growth is slowing them back.
By enabling Mollie clients to realise their full potential for development, Mollie Capital claims to offer a substitute for conventional funding. It helps save time and drives efficiency with the entire funding process managed in the same platform they receive their revenue.
Shane Happach, CEO of Mollie, says, “Mollie Capital is a milestone product launch for Mollie. It marks our first step towards becoming a financial services provider while aligning with our goal to help small- and medium-sized merchants compete. With lengthy, cumbersome requirements to get financing, SMEs have been continually underserved by the big banks. Mollie Capital will ensure they can access fast, flexible and easy funding that they need to flourish.”
In the Netherlands and Belgium, Mollie Capital will first be made available to a limited number of companies, with ambitions to expand to other regions later in the year.
Mollie: Everything you need to know
Founded in 2004 by Adrian Mol, Mollie is a payments platform that offers an easy-to-implement process for integrating payments into a site or app. With a simple and clear payments-API, Mollie offers multiple payment methods uniformly.
The fintech company is on a mission to make online payments simple for merchants by taking away the complexity of payment methods and offering a simple, but ‘powerful’ API.
Currently, Mollie processes payments for more than 130,000 clients with local payment methods such as Mastercard, VISA, Amex, PayPal, iDEAL, Bancontact, Bitcoin, SEPA Direct Debit, Cartes Bancaires, ESP, Giropay, SOFORT Banking, and more.
It has an international team of more than 750 employees who work from offices across Europe, including Amsterdam, Lisbon, London, Munich, and Paris.