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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...
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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...
Save the date for the 5th International MENA Guarantee Conference 2021 - Virtual Event
Guarantees
Credit Guarantees in MENA: Rebuilding SMEs post COVID - Virtual Event 5th International MENA Guarantee Conference 2021 – September 6 th to 7 th , 2021 - 2PM (Saudi Arabia) GMT+3 The COVID-19 pandemic hit Middle Eastern small business hard: survey data collected by the Rand Corporation during the first wave of the pandemic in June 2020 found that...
ICT news - Youth Ecopreneur Call for applications
Youth Entrepreneurship
International Trade Center (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. It is the only development agency that is fully dedicated to supporting the internationalization of SMEs. ITC is calling for applications on its Youth Ecopreneur Awards. The Youth Ecopreneur Awards are a green business award competition...
Global SME Finance Forum 2021 is Open for Registration!
Sustainable Finance
Global SME Finance Forum 2021 is Now Open for Registration! Theme: Greening SME Finance Date: October 18 th to 21st The Global SME Finance Forum is the largest, most technically in-depth, and geographically diverse conference on SME financing hosted around the world each year. Last year, as COVID-19 ushered the world unexpectedly, we decided to...
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Islamic Banking
IsDB Group is a multilateral development bank working to improve the lives of those they serve by promoting social and economic development in Member countries and Muslim communities worldwide, delivering impact at scale. Dr. Mohammed Sulaiman Al-Jasser has been appointed as the new head of the Islamic Development Bank for the next five years. He...
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Financial Inclusion
FintechOS is an end-to-end provider of SaaS-based front, middle and back office financial technology. FintechOS serves 40+ institutions - banks and insurers - in 20 markets and has offices in London, Amsterdam and Bucharest. FintechOS announced a $10 million investment from the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, as part of its $60 million...
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Financial Inclusion
When IDLC joined the SME Finance Forum in 2015 as a founding member, our global membership network comprised only 70 SME-oriented institutions from 34 countries. Since then, the membership network of the SME Finance Forum has grown steadily. In fact, the SME Finance Forum has just welcomed its 230th member institution. SME finance experts and...
PORTRAITS OF TWO FEMALE LEADERS
Digital Financial Services
FCMB (First City Monument Bank) is a bank-led financial services group, headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, with operating companies divided along three business groups: commercial and retail banking, investment banking and asset / wealth management. First City Monument Bank Limited has appointed Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olaiya as executive director, risk...
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Fintech
Washington D.C., August 5th, 2021- Nomanini 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...
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Supply & Value Chain Finance
BanQu is a for-profit-for-purpose SaaS platform that enables global brands to have traceable, transparent and equitable supply chains in sourcing, distribution and circular packaging. BanQu is one of the semi-finalists of the 2021 TTI Consumer & Retail Awards. Please take a minute to vote for BanQu. The final day to cast your vote is Tuesday...
sustainability three points of RCBC
Sustainable Finance
RCBC is majority-owned by the Yuchengco Group of Companies, one of the largest conglomerates in Southeast Asia. It is among the largest private domestic banks in the Philippines in terms of assets. RCBC just released their Sustainability Bonds 2020 Impact Report Video on YouTube. It concluded that sustainability means creating long-term value in...
Green and white Inclusive fintech 50
Fintech
The Inclusive Fintech 50 competition is extending the application deadline to Friday, July 30th. The Inclusive Fintech 50 initiative leverages a competitive process led by an independent judging panel of experts to identify 50 early-stage fintechs driving financial inclusion and resilience. It is looking for early-stage fintechs in advanced or...
RCBC new achievement
Digital Financial Services
RCBC is majority-owned by the Yuchengco Group of Companies, one of the largest conglomerates in Southeast Asia. It is among the largest private domestic banks in the Philippines in terms of assets. RCBC has just bagged another global recognition. It is recognized as the Best SME Banking Brand by Global Brands Magazine Awards for their Customer...
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Digital Financial Services
Funding Options is the leading marketplace for business finance, helping businesses across the UK and Netherlands find the right funding with the help of 100 lender partners. By teaming up with energy comparison site Love Energy Savings, Funding Options is starting off by enabling API handovers to help customers find a better deal. “Finance is...
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Digital Financial Services
Washington D.C., July, 22nd, 2021- MercadoLibre 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. “40 percent of small and medium...
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Fintech
Washington D.C., July 20th, 2021 - Kountable 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. “40 percent of small and medium...
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Digital Financial Services
Digital Transformation
RCBC is majority-owned by the Yuchengco Group of Companies, one of the largest conglomerates in Southeast Asia. It is among the largest private domestic banks in the Philippines in terms of assets. In 2019, RCBC tapped data analytics and cloud-based technology to simplify its loan processing. These initiatives have enabled the bank to offer...
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Covid-19
Silver Lining works with banks, lenders and economic development agencies to ensure that the SMEs they serve have access to the comprehensive support that they need to really succeed. Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on cities, communities, and economies and the micro and small businesses within them. While all have been affected, business...