MYOB and Butn form strategic partnership to benefit businesses
13 Apr 2021
New partnership helps SMEs unlock cashflow by accessing upfront payments on outstanding invoices
Business management platform MYOB today announced a strategic investment and multi-year partnership with business-to-business transactional funder and fintech Butn Limited. The strategic partnership will deliver MYOB a fully integrated invoice funding solution, assisting businesses in managing cashflow and driving growth.
The undisclosed investment forms part of Butn’s successful $12.5 million funding round to provide qualifying MYOB Australian small business customers with access to upfront payments for outstanding invoices. Butn’s integration with MYOB Essentials software is intended to deliver a quick and easy one-time application process for eligible businesses, to create efficient ongoing transactional business funding.
With 29% of SME respondents citing cashflow as the cause of a lot to extreme stress in MYOB’s most recent Business Monitor*, MYOB’s general manager for financial services Andrew Baines looks forward to seeing the benefits the partnership will bring to the business community as COVID recovery begins in earnest.
“Through providing quick access to cash in combination with the smart decision-making capabilities of accounting software, MYOB and Butn have a unique opportunity to solve a core issue impacting small business. Smooth cashflow will be critical for businesses as they move to regain normal trade following the pandemic.
“As Australia enters its next phase of economic recovery, SMEs will be major contributors to the nation’s revival and growth, provided they can remain nimble and continually invest in their business. Access to finance during this time will be critical. We are very pleased to have found the right partner in Butn with whom to support SMEs at this crucial time.”
Co-founder and Co-CEO of Butn, Rael Ross said “Easy access to fixed cost finance is important for SMEs to fully participate in Australia’s rapidly changing economic landscape. We’re excited to partner with MYOB to extend Butn’s reach to help more small businesses unlock their working capital constraints to pursue growth.”
MYOB is now taking expressions of interest for Butn’s lending solutions from its customer base. Businesses interested in finding out more can email email@example.com.
For more information please contact:
Collette Betts, MYOB, AU Corporate Affairs Manager
MYOB is a leading business platform with a core purpose of helping more businesses in Australia and New Zealand start, survive and succeed. MYOB delivers end-to-end business and accounting solutions direct to businesses, as well as a network of accountants, bookkeepers and consultants. MYOB operates across four key segments: Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), Enterprise, Financial Services and Practice. For more information visit myob.com or follow @MYOB on Twitter.
Butn Limited is an Australian Business-to-Business (‘B2B’) funder innovating the way SMEs fund and grow their businesses. Butn focuses on transactional funding – funding SME businesses through their working capital constraints by financing individual transactions, leveraging the end debtor’s credit. With a vision of “Your Money, Today.” Butn delivers cashflow funding solutions at the click of a Butn having funded over $500 million to Australian businesses since 2015. For more information visit www.butn.co.
* MYOB Business Monitor January 2021