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Women are at the Top of Their Game in the SME Industry

Women in the Western Cape are dominating the SME industry. According to the article, “women-owned businesses experienced 50 percent more growth than businesses owned by men in the Western Cape.” This boost can be contributed to women making smarter investment decisions, according to a survey conducted by Retail Capital. Key points revealed in the survey regarding women entrepreneurs were: 

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Report: Business Banking Service Quality - Great Britain
A survey conducted by the BDRC between Sept. 2017 and June 2018 revealed the quality of service provided by banks from SME business account customers. SMEs were asked to give feedback in the following areas for their respective bank: Overall service quality Online and mobile banking services Services in branches and banking centers SME overdraft...
Women are at the Top of Their Game in the SME Industry
Women in the Western Cape are dominating the SME industry. According to the article, “women-owned businesses experienced 50 percent more growth than businesses owned by men in the Western Cape.” This boost can be contributed to women making smarter investment decisions, according to a survey conducted by Retail Capital. Key points revealed in the...
The Economics of Banking on Women: 2018 Edition
This report is based on information gathered in the GBA’s Women’s Market Analytics Survey — the only collection of global banking data measuring the performance of financial institutions serving the Women’s Market, with four years of performance data and over 400 data points per institution. This second edition of the report bears out several...
Study: SMEs Heterogeneous in Their Use of Cash Management Technology
A study by Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM), the SME University in Bielefeld, revealed that the demands placed on finance and liquidity management have increased, leading to the proliferation and professionalization of cash management systems. In the study, 280 SME finance managers were surveyed and when compared to previous studies there is...
Survey Says Indian Women Spend Twice as Much as Men on Cryptocurrency
BuyUcoin, an Indian cryptocurrency exchange, has found that female Indian investors, on average, invested over Rs1.4 lakh (around $2,000) on digital currencies—twice the amount that men typically spent. The survey, conducted between March and June, had over 60,000 respondents.
EIF's European Small Business Finance Outlook - June 2018
This analysis provides an overview of the main markets relevant to the EIF. It starts by discussing the general market environment, then looks at the main aspects of equity finance and the guarantee and SME securitisation markets and, finally, it highlights important aspects of microfinance in Europe. A chapter on Fintech also complements the...
Where Credit Is Due - Customer Experience of Digital Credit In Kenya
Digital credit offers enormous promise to enhance provide a valued service to the mass market thus increasing financial inclusion, while also driving uptake and use of digitial financial services (DFS). However, with 2.7 million people already blacklisted on the credit reference bureau in Kenya, concerns are growing about current standards of...
Survey: Chinese Tourist Increase Usage of Mobile Payments
Nielsen and Alipay jointly issued the 2017 Survey: Outbound Chinese Tourism and Consumption Trends, which details how Chinese tourists pay for products in services and their behaviors in making such decisions. Ninety-nine percent of Chinese respondents have the Alipay app installed on their phones. The survey found that discounts and payment...
Research: Small Business Financial Buffer
Nearly a third (28%) of small business owners don’t feel financially confident unless they have a buffer big enough to cover running costs for a year, according to new research from credit card machine provider Paymentsense. The study found that despite this, more than four in 10 small business owners (41%) admit to having no such buffer in place...
SMEs Lose On Average About $35,000 Per Cyber Attack, New Barclays Research Reveals
The research for Barclays by YouGov showed that almost half of SMEs surveyed (44 per cent) had been targeted by fraudsters, with approximately one in four (23 per cent) of those targeted having fallen victim. Barclays has launched a nationwide campaign to help small businesses tackle cybercrime and fraud, with new research suggesting that online...