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10+ Innovative Fintechs to Demo the Africa SME Finance Forum 2018

The Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 will examine the key challenges faced by MSMEs in Africa, and explore innovative local and global best practice solutions to promote youth entrepreneurship and enhance access to financing for MSMEs.

 

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Member News: FINCA Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Karandaaz Pakistan to Launch ‘Women Community Mobilizer’ Program
SME Finance Forum member, FINCA has announced a strategic partnership with Karandaaz Pakistan, a non-profit finance generating organization for small businesses and individual’s financial inclusion. The first of its kind initiative between Karandaaz and a DFSP (Digital Financial Services Provider) – SimSim, will enable a new way of digital...
Member News: Standard Chartered and CDC to Launch Supply Chain Finance Programme to Boost Global Trade
Both members of the SME Finance Forum, CDC Group (“CDC”), the UK’s development finance institution, and Standard Chartered Bank (“Standard Chartered”) have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding for a supply chain finance programme that will increase financing for SME suppliers in Africa and South Asia, thereby boosting economic...
Network and join the Marketplace through our App while you are in Nairobi
The Marketplace will provide an opportunity for financial institutions and other Africa SME Finance Forum participants to have 15-minute one-on-one introductory meetings with investors, advisory service providers and financial technology companies. Follow those four simple steps to request a meeting: Download the ‘SME Finance' App for free from...
QDB Joins 140 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., April 11, 2018 – Qatar Development Bank (QDB) became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. “200 million businesses worldwide...
Member News: Fidor and IFC partner to Expand Digital Financial Inclusion in Developing Markets
Fidor, an innovative provider of digital banking services and member of the SME Finance Forum, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group and mangaging organization of the Forum, to identify opportunities to expand digital banking services in Africa and Latin...
Member News: Afriland First Group Sign Line of Financing Agreement with ICD
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private sector (ICD) and Afriland First Group - a SME Finance Forum member - Banque Islamique du Senegal, EBID, BSIC Mali and Coris Bank Mali signed a Line of financing agreements for a Euro 45 million, Euro 50 Million, Euro 25 Million, Euro 9 Million and Euro 6 Million respectively. The Euro 135...
10+ Innovative Fintechs to Demo the Africa SME Finance Forum 2018
The Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 will examine the key challenges faced by MSMEs in Africa, and explore innovative local and global best practice solutions to promote youth entrepreneurship and enhance access to financing for MSMEs. The TechPitch will be held in the afternoon of May 15, and will provide an opportunity for innovative fintechs to...
Strands Finance's API Hub Offers Banks One Platform, Multiple Data Sources
Our member Strands' API Hub offers banks a single interface from which to connect to external services in an easy and secure way. Users can bring all their accounts together in one place, conveniently and securely. Product Overview: Allows users to see all their accounts in one place and banks to become a primary financial institution whilst...
BBVA Open Talent Fintech Competition Launches for its Tenth Year
Once again the competition will look to find the very best fintech ideas from anywhere in the world before offering the winners the chance to grow their business with a leading global business. BBVA is looking for the fintech ideas that will shape the future of banking, that will support customers to make the most of their money and their data,...
SME Finance Forum Launches the Global SME Finance Awards
The SME Finance Forum is proud to announce the launch of the Global SME Finance Awards, a program celebrating outstanding achievements of financial institutions and fintech companies in serving MSME clients. Award Categories Product Innovation of the Year SME Bank of the Year Responsible Digital Innovator of the Year Apply today to be recognized...