The deal represents the first organisation headquartered in Hong Kong to choose GBG ID3global identity verification platform. It brings Velotrade’s web-based service to the forefront of invoice discounting with a simple and convenient verification process for both businesses and investors.
Velotrade provides immediate cash flow by allowing businesses to sell their outstanding invoices. It has clients globally, who access their service through an easy to use digital platform giving businesses the opportunity to sell receivable invoices to institutional and professional investors. GBG ID3global optimises the onboarding process – making it faster for all parties to sign up for Velotrade’s services, and easier for Velotrade to verify the identity of new customers.
GBG ID3global can verify the identity of over 4.4 billion people; more than half the world’s population. The technology will help Velotrade identify and screen high risk individuals through a sophisticated matching tool that checks new customers against a broad portfolio of Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) and Enhanced Sanctions data. Velotrade will continually review their client list against GBG ID3global’s PEP and Sanctions portfolio.
Velotrade’s model enables businesses to offer customers flexible credit terms and monetise invoices quickly and easily. Investors fund the upfront invoice payment for a fixed term and upon the invoice due date the investor receives capital plus interest. The forward-thinking approach provides a faster, adaptive and more transparent alternative to traditional invoice discounting services.
“We’re very pleased to be supporting such an innovative FinTech as Velotrade,” said Nigel Clark, General Manager, Identity Verification at GBG. “The internet is changing the way people and organisations interact and Velotrade is a perfect example of a business that understands this opportunity, by connecting businesses directly to individual investors in a secure, fast and transparent way.
“GBG ID3global is a global solution and our flexible platform allows our customers to scale into new markets at the speed of their own business growth. We look forward to being a key partner to Velotrade.”
Velotrade is an online marketplace where SMEs get funding by selling their invoices to investors who earn above market returns with attractive risk/return profiles. SMEs are having constrained access to traditional financing: increased regulation and greater capital requirements are compounding the problem. Investors are craving yield and have a lot of available liquidity. By creating a new asset class and allowing investors to purchase invoices Velotrade solves the SMEs funding problems while offering attractive and safe returns. All invoices are insured by a leading international insurance company. The platform is fully digital: able to fulfil a traditional financing function in a far more efficient and streamlined manner without any compromises. Technology allows Velotrade to scale its operation while offering a lot of flexibility to sellers and investors. The company was founded in 2015 and the management team has decades of experience in financial markets.
Source: GB Group Press Release