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Guide to the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

This primer provides a quick reference on the “Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)”, a landmark legislation that defines the current national policy to promote, support, strengthen and encourage the growth and development of MSMEs.

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Investment Plan for Europe: €20 Million for Innovative SMEs in Luxembourg through EIF and BIL
European Investment Fund (EIF) and Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) extend InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility agreement; EUR 20 million available for innovative SMEs and small mid-caps. The latest breakdown of results by country and sector from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) has been released. The plan has mobilised almost...
2018 Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises
Having sufficient access to finance is an important determinant for the development of an enterprise. It is a well-known phenomenon that SMEs face different challenges when accessing finance than large scale enterprises (LSEs). LSE’s for instance, have direct access to capital markets whereas for SMEs this holds to a lesser extent or they have no...
The Ideal SME Finance Deal
Tips and tools are revealed on how SMEs should approach seeking finance along with strategies to improve their success with gaining finance. Utilizing online resources and guides can help SMEs learn more about alternative finance options. “Industry associations such as the Federation of Small Businesses and Enterprise Nation, as well as local...
Survey Finds Funding Gap is Stifling Small Business Growth in Australia
Research from SME Finance Forum member Xero revealed, that SMEs in Australia would borrow $80 billion over the next year, if funding was available. According to the research, SMEs reasoning for difficulty borrowing from a lender include: 55 percent finding an affordable loan 41 percent manually providing financials to a lender 40 percent finding a...
Digital Credit in Tanzania: Customer Experiences and Emerging Risks
A new nationally representative phone survey conducted by CGAP in Tanzania examines whether the digital credit phenomenon is living up to this hype. They interviewed more than 4,500 Tanzanians, including 1,132 digital credit users, to understand who is using digital credit, how it fits into borrowers’ portfolios, and what risks are emerging. Their...
Credit Information Systems Focusing Small and Medium Enterprises – ELearning Course for Financial Institutions
With a purpose to create knowledge among SMEs and Financial institutions about the Credit Reporting for SME segment, the World Bank Group has developed two compelling and interactive online Learning Courses on this topic. These courses are intended to provide SMEs and lenders with the knowledge about MSME financing, credit information sharing, the...
Credit Information Systems Focusing Small and Medium Enterprises – ELearning Course for SMEs
With a purpose to create knowledge among SMEs and Financial institutions about the Credit Reporting for SME segment, the World Bank Group has developed two compelling and interactive online Learning Courses on this topic. These courses are intended to provide SMEs and lenders with the knowledge about MSME financing, credit information sharing, the...
56 FinTech Companies in Nigeria, Three Serve SMEs
Nigeria has an opportunity to establish itself as one of the hottest FinTech hubs. Professionals emphasize significant FinTech opportunities in Nigeria that could potentially redefine the financial services landscape over the next five years. Let’s Talk payments, has identified and listed 56 FinTech companies in Nigeria. Included in the list are...
Global  Leasing Toolkit: An introduction
This IFC Global Leasing Toolkit complements the institution building work of IFC Leasing teams globally, and engages with management of leasing entities and other stakeholders. It provides a practical guide to banks, other financial institutions and leasing entities on SME equipment leasing.