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Leader Dialogue Series - Interview with Lori Kerr, CEO of FinDev Canada
Supply & Value Chain Finance
Learn from Lori Kerr, CEO of FinDev Canada as the new kid on the block charting new territory in development finance. The SME Finance Forum’s Leader Dialogues, is a new series of one-on-one interviews with CEOs, senior executives of financial institutions and technology companies as well as financial sector regulators.
RCBC, first to join global greenhouse gas accounting partnership
Sustainable Finance
The Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) is the first Philippine bank to join the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) as part of its commitment towards sustainable growth and environmental protection. As a PCAF participant, RCBC commits to disclose the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its portfolio within three years from...
RCBC empowers SMEs with digitized cash management solutions
Digital Financial Services
In order to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) adapt to the new ways of conducting business in the better normal, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) expands its digitized cash management solutions with complimentary e-services under a corporate promo called “Let’s Get Digital”. Under the Let’s Get Digital (LGD) promo, SMEs availing...
Mastercard Launches Strive: a Global Small Business Initiative to Accelerate Economic Recovery
Digital Transformation
Micro and small enterprises are important contributors to job creation and global economic development, representing approximately 90% of business and more than 50% of employment worldwide. However, the pandemic necessitated a rapid shift to digital platforms and processes that have created new opportunities but also pushed many to the brink of...
Papersoft joins the SME Finance Forum to deliver solutions for agency banking and agent networks in emerging markets
Digital Financial Services
Washington D.C., September 28th, 2021 - Papersoft joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “When we started in 2012, we...
Absa, Tigo and JUMO join forces to accelerate financial inclusion in Tanzania.
Fintech
JUMO is a South African mobile financial services platform for mobile network operators and banks. It facilitates digital financial services such as credit and savings in emerging markets by way of USSD short codes. JUMO has partnered with Absa Bank and Tigo in Tanzania to increase the availability of the existing short-term credit product Tigo...
SIDBI joins the SME Finance Forum to bring inclusive innovations in the MSME ecosystem.
Washington D.C., September 21st, 2021 - SIDBI joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “When we started in 2012, we were...
2021 Progress Report of APFF, APFIF and APIP - Regaining Momentum: Enabling Financial Services to Catalyze Inclusive, Innovative and Sustainable Recovery
Financial Inclusion
Sustainable Finance
Covid-19
With its wide-ranging economic impact, the COVID-19 pandemic posed an unprecedented challenge to governments and businesses all over the world. Vigorous responses from governments and central banks have succeeded in averting a major global crisis, but the pandemic and the responses to it have left various medium and long-term challenges in their...
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Digital Financial Services
Payments
Washington D.C., September 14th, 2021 - Visa Inc. joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “The SME Finance Forum is a...
Fintech Group launched “Kapilink”, in partnership with 4thWave
Fintech
Fintech International Group , a leading enterprise technology solutions provider in Africa has announced their partnership with 4thWave, a Canada-based Finance and Banking As-A-Service Platform provider. Through this partnership, Fintech is launching Kapilink – an innovative Digital Platform that brings together lenders and businesses to...