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Rejection Rates For Irish SME Bank Credit Rise Despite Jump Of 32pc In Overall Lending
Ireland SMEs in manufacturing and the wholesale and retail sectors are experiencing strong growth with new lending in Q1 2017 reaching €3.6bn. However, the rejection rate on bank finance applications has increased from 11pc to 13pc over the year to March 2017, with rates for medium-sized firms continuing to drop but small and micro firms...
Digital Financial Inclusion: Emerging Policy Approaches
The G20 HLPs set out suggested actions that countries can pursue to promote digital financial inclusion. Many countries are now implementing measures in line with the HLPs, including the introduction of country strategies to increase the use of digital financial services, efforts to foster innovation and manage potential risks through test-and-...
Pakistan Disbursement of Agricultural Credit Exceeds Target
The agricultural credit outreach in Pakistan has increased to 3.27 million farmers at end June 2017 from 2.40 million farmers last year. The State Bank of Pakistan explored new financing products, value chain financing, warehouse receipts financing, digitalisation of credit, execution of credit guarantee scheme for small and marginalised farmers,...
Fintech Trends Report India 2017
PwC and Startupbootcamp are stationed at the heart of the FinTech ecosystem in India. Startupbootcamp scouts for and supports promising, early-stage startups in the country, while PwC advises a wide-range of corporate and institutional clients on leading FinTech issues. For its first program in India, Startupbootcamp FinTech analysed more than...
EUR 820 Million for SMEs as EIF and ProCredit Double Support
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and ProCredit Group are providing an additional EUR 450 million to innovative small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). This brings a total of EUR 820 million to companies in eleven countries. The EIF-backed financing is now available through ProCredit banks and targets companies using new technologies and...
BBB Annual Report 2017
Over the past year, the British Business Bank has broadened and expanded their support for smaller businesses, cementing there place as a key enabler of finance markets in the UK. Their market impact continues to grow, as borne out by strong delivery against our Key Performance Indicators. The chair, Christina McComb said the bank had moved from...
Jamaican business
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), jointly created a survey with the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets a survey to compare how approaches to SME boards have varied across countries. The evidence-based research compiled data such as: Main reasons Indian SMEs list Did firms raise capital at time of listing? Use of IPO proceeds by...
 Small Business Finance Markets 2016/17
The British Business Bank’s Small Business Finance Markets 2016/17 report shows that credit conditions for small businesses continue to improve, with a notable increase in the volume of asset finance and peer to peer business lending. Economic uncertainty has, however, had an impact on small business confidence, with a drop in the number of...
Member News: IDLC Offers Innovative Products for Small Investors
SME Finance Forum member, IDLC Finance Ltd., has launched its first open end mutual fund named IDLC Balanced Fund. IDLC plan is to offer 10 innovative products such as venture capital and private equity and a similar one for small investors. IDLC Balanced Fund offers fund management through skilled Fund Managers mitigating investment risk...
People's Bank of China Calls Upon Fintech for Transaction Monitoring
The People’s Bank of China wants fintech firms to pitch in on a government-controlled monitoring system to watch over financial transactions on the internet. Sun Gouofeng, director of general of the Bank’s research institute says it is unfair for taxpayers’ money to cover the costs arising from heightened regulation on fintech businesses. Making...