By Sead Fadilpašić

The majority of small and medium-sized businesses in the UK would love to expand into new territories, but are being held back by hidden fintech fees.
This is according to a new report from fintech platform Airwallex. Surveying 500 SME decision makers, the company found that 77 percent plan to expand their presence in Europe and other international markets in 2022. Most of the respondents believe expanding into new territories will help them source new customers and suppliers.

However, they are not exactly excited about having to make extensive fee payments or handling foreign exchange (FX). The majority (53 percent) view international FX fees on cross-border payments as a pain point that “takes too much effort to work around”, while another quarter (26 percent) consider this an unavoidable pain point.

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