Chelsea boss Emma Hayes says ‘wounded’ Arsenal will double their efforts for WSL derby clash | Football News

first_img“I have huge respect for Arsenal and, knowing that they are wounded from last weekend, I always pay even more respect to a team that’s been defeated.“I know what defeat feels like and the natural response is to double their efforts. That’s what I’m expecting from them.“Arsenal are a top team, they have been in my tenure here. Ever since I’ve been in the women’s game they’ve been the biggest club in this country.- Advertisement – Joe Montemurro’s Arsenal had won their first five league matches before a 1-0 defeat to United last weekend.Reigning champions Chelsea are two points behind the Gunners having maintained their unbeaten start with a 4-0 win at home to Everton on Sunday. Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson is targeting the club’s first Champions League title after committing her future to the club Asked if she expects the Arsenal game to have added intensity, Hayes said: “There always is. Both teams know each other inside and out.- Advertisement – Chelsea boss Emma Hayes is expecting Arsenal to “double their efforts” for this weekend’s derby clash after suffering their first league defeat of the season.The two London sides meet in one of two rivalry games across Women’s Football Weekend, with Women’s Super League leaders Manchester United facing Manchester City on Saturday.- Advertisement – “They are always in and around the hunt for trophies every season.“They score more goals than any other team, their attacking and build-up play is exceptional and they’ve got players who have won major honours.“I know it will be a huge test because derby games are not normal games, there is a lot at stake and there’s a lot of unpredictability to the game.”Eriksson targeting first Champions League title for Chelsea – Advertisement – 1:32 Arsenal were beaten 1-0 by Casey Stoney's Manchester United last weekendImage:Arsenal were beaten 1-0 by Casey Stoney’s Manchester United last weekend preview image Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson is aiming to lead her side to a new era of dominance after committing her future to the club.The full-back has agreed a new deal until 2023 and the aim of winning Chelsea’s first Champions League is one of her biggest motivating factors.“We are not shy about our goals, we want to win everything we participate in,” Eriksson told Sky Sports News.“It’s the biggest tournament and we have our eyes set on it. We missed it last year, it was devastating to watch other teams play when you’re not in it.“We’re hungry this year, we’re on the right path, I have a core belief we can do it.”last_img read more

Jenius mulls over plan to disburse loans for SMEs

first_imgJenius, a digital banking platform operated by publicly listed Bank BTPN, is mulling over a plan to disburse loans for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through a new banking product called Jenius for Business.BTPN digital banking business product head Waasi B. Sumintardja said Jenius’s particular focus aligned with the BTPN target market, which was SMEs as well as underbanked businesses and individuals.“In the future, we would like to design a productive loan mechanism within our Jenius for Business platform so it can reach the right markets,” Waasi said in a press briefing on Wednesday. “I also think that some data in our platform is suitable for creating credit a scoring [system].” He went on to say that Jenius had been using a credit scoring system to disburse personal loans, called Flexi Cash, for its personal bank account users.According to the bank’s survey, 63 percent of SME owners double their personal bank account as a business account, which makes it difficult to track their cashflow.Jenius for Business, Waasir said, was aimed at helping new or emerging small businesses to manage their finances, such as keeping track of expenses and incomes.He said that since the launch of Jenius for Business in March, the platform has secured about 90,000 users with an average of two to three daily transactions made by each user. The bank also launched Jenius Bisniskit (Business Kit), a separate business management application that can be linked to a user’s Jenius for Business bank account. Jenius Bisniskit has a point-of-sale (POS), inventory management and consumer data storage, among other features.Waasi said the lender was still focusing on optimizing the business account platform’s current features, such as transferring money and a virtual debit card system, before expanding to other services.BTPN loan disbursement grew by 5 percent year-on-year (yoy) to Rp 150.5 trillion (US$10 billion) in the first half of the year, driven by an 18 percent rise in the corporate segment to Rp 88.6 trillion.Jenius itself saw a 65 percent yoy increase in the number of registered users to 2.7 million customers by the end of June this year, BTPN reported.Read also: BTPN sees net profit contract by 9% in H1BTPN’s third-party funds grew by 4 percent yoy to Rp 101.4 trillion in the first half of the year, as Jenius collected more than Rp 10 trillion in third-party funds.Loan disbursement started to pick up in July, growing by 1.53 percent compared to June’s 1.34 percent, Financial Services Authority (OJK) data shows. (eyc)Topics :last_img read more