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Q1 2019 Diversity Report: Female Founders Own 17 Percent Of Venture Dollars
Crunchbase has released a report on the amount of funding that flowed to companies with at least one female founder in the first quarter of 2019. The author says that 17 percent of venture dollars representing $8.1 billion in the first quarter went to companies with at least one female founder. Of that, two percent was invested in only female...
Report: The Big Business of Small Business
As part of UK FinTech week 2019, Oxford Economics is publishing a report, in partnership with Funding Circle, on the financial conditions facing small businesses in each of the online platform’s four markets: the UK, US, Germany, and the Netherlands. This report calculates the total economic impact of loans made to SMEs through Funding Circle in...
Zhaoli Meng, Dean of JD Finance Research Institute Talks JD’s Logistics Serving SMEs During the SME Finance Forum 2018
During the Global SME Finance Forum 2018, Zhaoli Meng, Dean of JD Finance Institute detailed the power of JD’s logistics and how it is working to serve more SMEs. JD.com is China’s largest online retailer and its biggest overall retailer, as well as the country’s biggest Internet company by revenue. They have 400 million consumers, among those 200...
The Future of Banking
The journey from unbundling to rebundling and back has been a formidable one. Emerging technologies and the pace of innovation are driving changes throughout the banking industry at an unprecedented rate. From Asia to Europe, U.S. to Africa, and Australia to the Middle East, consumers are not only increasingly adopting digital – most are demanding...
Member News: 4G Capital Launches Award Winning Financial Services in Uganda
As part of its strategy to expand across the African continent, 4G Capital is delighted to announce the opening of offices in Kampala and launch of award winning financial services designed to empower micro and small enterprises (MSMEs) across Uganda. 4G Capital has supported the sustainable growth of MSMEs in Kenya since 2013 by providing...
Acquisition and Engagement Strategies to Reach Women with Digital Financial Services
SME Finance Forum partner Women's World Banking has released "Acquisition and Engagement Strategies to Reach Women with Digital Financial Services." In this publication, Women’s World Banking outlined how they applied different approaches in Nigeria and Pakistan to increase both the acquisition of women customers as well as women’s engagement with...
Member News: Basware Deepens Accounts Payable Analytics
SME Finane Forum member Basware, the global leader in networked source-to-pay solutions, e-invoicing and innovative financing services, has further enhanced its industry-leading Analytics solution and can now provide actionable insights to manage KPIs and workloads in AP departments and financial shared service centers. With the updated version...
Small Business Credit Survey 2019
The Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS), a national collaboration of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, delivers timely information on small business financing needs, decisions, and outcomes to policymakers, lenders, and service providers. The report findings provide an in-depth look at small business performance, debt holdings, and credit experiences...
Banque du Caire CEO Shares Their Strategy for SME Financing
Banque du Caire has embarked on a five-year transformation strategy that includes regional expansion, strengthening its digital platform and boosting SME financing and financial inclusion. This interview with the CEO Tarek Fayed, shares how the bank is expanding its SME loan and microfinance portfolios. “We are planning to offer our clients a well...
Research Reveals Latest Confidence Levels of UK SMEs
Bibby Financial Services' SME Confidence Tracker surveys 1,000 of the UK’s small and medium-sized businesses on a quarterly basis. The tracker charts the confidence of owners and senior decision-makers of businesses in manufacturing, construction, wholesale, transport, and services sectors. The tracker includes an SME Confidence Index statistic...