Global payment and open banking technology provider i2c Inc has united with Archa to launch a corporate credit programme designed specifically for small and medium sized businesses. 

Linking with the Australian neo-corporate card provider, i2c Inc will launch a  new corporate card programme, which requires no personal guarantee and is designed to help companies with between two and 200 employees manage all facets of their business spend.

The Archa corporate credit card for SMBs follows another domestic announcement i2c made with Airwallex earlier this month, and continues a long-standing commitment to Australian businesses and innovative programmes that commenced when i2c partnered with the Australia Post three years ago.

The Archa corporate card, powered by i2c technology, uses multiple data sources and AI/machine learning to streamline risk assessment, and enable instant lines of corporate credit and cards for employee expense accounts. Because the credit programme integrates with a company’s existing business software and practices, it provides a holistic view of money management across the company and greater control over the organization’s total business spend.

Using the i2c platform, Archa enables businesses to set spending rules, limits and notifications by merchant and individual account, and analyze and report in real-time to optimise program management and cashflow. 

Archa seeks to improve the customer experience for employees, allowing them to securely setup and manage features of their accounts, check available balances, make purchases domestically and internationally in multiple currencies as well as receive important notifications in real-time through a user mobile app. They can also upload expense receipts instantly and virtually using iOS and Android digital wallets.

Oliver Kidd, CEO of Archa, commented: “Archa is changing how companies and their employees think about, access and manage money. We selected i2c as our processor of choice because of their unique APIs and robust payments capabilities that allow us to deliver a differentiated credit solution to support the unique needs of startups and midsize companies. 

“For the first time, smaller companies will have the same resources larger companies have to deliver a superior digital experience while retaining control over all aspects of their business spend, a single customer view across all relationships, actionable business intelligence in real-time and optimized cashflows to help them grow.”

 Jim McCarthy, President of i2c Inc, added: “i2c has enjoyed great success in the Australian market as it develops and extends digital commerce solutions in the region and we’re pleased to enable Archa to bring a robust set of business management features to a previously underserved market segment. 

“Archa and i2c share a commitment to drive the success and growth of clients’ business with solutions that deliver the utmost flexibility, reliability and control, as well as great customer experiences. We look forward to helping Archa expand this innovative program to other markets.”