Tungsten Corporation plc, the global e-Invoicing, invoice finance and analytics company, today announced the launch of Tungsten Bank's deposit offering.
The deposited monies will provide additional financing capability to its Tungsten Early Payment invoice finance business.
Tungsten Bank is now offering cash-rich companies an opportunity to place short-term deposits at competitive rates. As of today, it is offering 1.5% p.a. gross interest on 35-day notice sterling deposits and up to 1.85% p.a. on one year sterling deposits.
The proceeds will be used by Tungsten Bank to provide additional invoice financing through its Tungsten Early Payment product. Tungsten Early Payment enables businesses to maximise their cash flow by taking early payment on selected invoices. Tungsten Bank finances invoices sent over the Tungsten Network, whose customers account for over 56% of the Fortune 500, as well as UK and US government entities.
"Tungsten Bank is a challenger bank committed to meeting the financial requirements of a wide range of businesses, and is developing a series of deposit products to offer corporate customers attractive rates of interest on their cash," said Edmund Truell, Tungsten Group CEO.
"Tungsten remains committed to disrupting a financial market that continues to neglect the needs of businesses."
To use Tungsten Early Payment, suppliers simply sign up with Tungsten and then select approved invoices for early payment. It operates in a transparent way with none of the fees and red tape that characterise traditional alternatives. Tungsten Early Payment has so far been offered to eligible businesses* in the UK and US, and Tungsten has recently received authorisation to offer invoice financing in Germany, France and Italy, with more territories planned.
Eligible deposits with Tungsten Bank are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK's deposit protection scheme. Any deposits held above the £85,000 limit are not covered. Further information is available at http://www.fscs.org.uk
* Tungsten Early Payment is subject to eligibility and standard terms and conditions. Tungsten Network Finance Limited reserves the right to make a final determination as to whether or not you are eligible for Tungsten Early Payment. Tungsten Early Payment may not be available in certain jurisdictions.