We are building the first digital bank for international trade
Today, 8 out of 10 SMEs looking to start exporting get rejected by banks. It’s time to change that. We’ve created Silverbird around a simple idea: make it easy for international entrepreneurs to trade globally.
What’s the problem?
Until recently, international trade happened exclusively through large corporations leaving SMEs out of the picture.

When the e-commerce revolution took off in the early 2010s, it became increasingly easy for SMEs to serve customers worldwide. But the global banking system remained a major stumbling block denying financial services to over 80% of international merchants.
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What sparked us?
We believe merchants worldwide deserve an equal right to participate in the global economy, no matter the size or location of their business.

That’s why we are building a digital banking platform delivering modern business banking tailored to international trade. We deal with payment institutions, regulators, and trade finance organizations, so businesses that bank on Silverbird don’t have to.
What’s the solution?
The way to bridge the banking gap for international SMEs is to find a scalable way to verify their business substance.

Our founders have been serving cross-border merchants for 15+ years, helping them trade globally. We’ve developed data-driven KYC technology to onboard global SMEs and make them bankable. We collect transactional data across the world to verify legitimate companies. We support their global supply chains, providing digital banking where others cannot.
Our mission is to increase SMEs’ participation in international trade
Silverbird is a financial technology company providing online banking for cross-border trade. We are here to remove financial complexity for international merchants and make the global banking system more inclusive.
Max Faldin
Founder & CEO
How it all started
The Silverbird story
In 2015, our founder, Max Faldin, was trying to streamline cross-border fulfilment for Chinese merchants during the e-commerce boom in Asia. He did well in all parts of the fulfilment process except one – payments.

Back then, international B2B payments were largely unsolved due to high fees, unfair rejections, and outdated regulations.

Later, well-timed regulatory changes arrived. The Second Payment Service Directive (PSD2) was introduced in Europe, paving the way for many neobanks and innovative payment services.

Following his passion for SMEs, Max founded Silverbird to change the way merchants trade globally.
Our vision
We are building the first digital bank for international trade. We believe once the major bottlenecks of cross-border commerce are removed, millions of SMEs will enter the global markets. We’ll be here to provide banking.
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