St George Bank, together with cloud solutions provider BCSG, has launched MyBusinessConnect, a platform of cloud-based applications targeted at helping small businesses and startups run their business more efficiently.
The features of the applications include time-saving tools for managing cash flow, website design options, and protection tools to remain legally compliant and safeguard lost computer files. Each application has been packaged into four main categories that will be made available to SMBs on a subscription basis from AU$25 a month per category. These packages are planning and setup, manage finances, business protection, and grow online.
St George head of SME banking Chris Screen said MyBusinessConnect is geared towards helping small businesses and startups run their business more effectively so they have more time to focus on the things that matter most.
"Whether business owners need help to manage their finances, execute a marketing campaign, or develop a business plan, MyBusinessConnect is the solution," he said.
"It's also available anywhere, anytime, from any device, and if our customers need any help along the way, there's instant access to customer support by phone, web chat, and email."
St George customers will be able to subscribe to the categories for a discounted rate of up to 70 percent off.
Earlier this month, the bank launched its one-stop shop business banking mobile app for small businesses. It enables them to carry out functions including transfers, payments, approve payments, account openings, apply for a credit card, and live chat customer service support.
St George also rolled out its Mobile PayWay platform to allow its 306,000 small business customers to use their mobile devices as a merchant terminal.