Connected economy: Amazon will add 4,000 jobs in the UK

Today, in the connected economy, Amazon plans to add 4,000 new jobs to its UK operations, a move that will make it one of the country’s top employers. Additionally, Goldman Sachs is helping expense management platform Airbase with its expansion plans, and digital banking platform Apiture is looking to expand after its own funding round.

Amazon predicts over 4,000 UK jobs despite global slowdown

Amazon plans to add more than 4,000 permanent jobs to its UK operations this year, making it one of the region’s top 10 private sector employees. By the time the company reaches the 75,000 employee mark, it will have created around 40,000 new jobs in the UK over the past three years. This new wave of hiring will include positions in business and technology functions at Amazon and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Goldman helps Airbase take off with $150 million credit facility

Spend management platform Airbase secured $150 million in leveraged debt financing in a round led by Goldman Sachs. The San Francisco-based company said the funding would allow it to expand its payment card program to a growing customer base.

Apiture Lands $29M Investment for Digital Banking Platform

Digital banking platform Apiture closed a $29 million fundraising round and plans to use the money to bolster its marketing efforts, accelerate product development and meet growing demand for the banking platform Apiture digital. The platform serves over 300 banks and credit unions (CUs) across the United States.

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NEW PYMNTS DATA: HOW UTILITIES AND CONSUMER FINANCE COMPANIES CAN IMPROVE THE BILL PAYMENT EXPERIENCE

About: More than half of utilities and consumer finance companies have the ability to digitally process all monthly bill payments. The kicker? Only 12% of them do. The Digital Payments Edge, a collaboration between PYMNTS and ACI Worldwide, surveyed 207 billing and collections professionals at these companies to find out why going digital remains elusive.

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