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Leader Dialogue Series - Interview with Robin Bairstow, Managing Director at I&M Bank
Learn from Robin Bairstow, Managing Director at I&M Bank about the future of SME Finance in Rwanda after the COVID pandemic. “One of the areas we have now been able to leverage on...is trade finance, and we've seen a lot of growth in that area...growth has been 50% year on year within the same SME sector...we've also added in loan origination...
Progcap joins the SME Finance Forum as a pioneering Indian fintech working towards supporting MSMEs that need credit
Supply & Value Chain Finance
Fintech
Washington D.C., November 21 2022 – Progcap joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “When we started in 2012, we were...
Healworld partners with Mastercard to launch first ever United Nations SDG-focused corporate debit card
Sustainable Finance
HEALRWORLD, a social impact, for profit ESG Fintech, unveils its new corporate debit card at CC Forum - an investment conference which is 100% dedicated to investment in sustainability. In collaboration with Mastercard and its Priceless Planet initiative, Railsr, Toqio, and Penrose Digital, the HealRWorld corporate debit card will be the first of...
Member Creditinfo helping Ukrainians and migrants from Ukraine have access to their credit histories
Credit Risk & Scoring
Lending is one of the main elements of the modern financial system. In one way or another, most people rely on loans from banks – whether these are credits, mortgages, installments, credit cards to pay for critical goods and services. An important role in this process is played by credit bureaus that collect, store, process and transmit...
JUMO launches first-of-its-kind asset management engine, VELA
Sustainable Finance
LONDON, 4 October 2022 – JUMO, a technology company advancing next-generation financial inclusion in emerging markets, today released VELA, a pioneering asset management engine built to give investors access to real social impact investments at the highest standards of governance and control. VELA is a powerful asset management tool underpinned by...
Welcome KOBİA to the SME Finance Forum
Non Financial Services
Policy & Regulation
Washington D.C., October 17th, 2022 – The Small and Medium Business Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan (KOBİA) joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses...
Welcome 360tf to SMEFF
Trade Finance
Digital Financial Services
Washington D.C., September 2022 – 360tf joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “When we started in 2012, we were in an...
Digitalization key to help the world’s small and medium sized enterprises – says Global SME Finance Forum
Sustainable Finance
Digital Financial Services
Digital Transformation
Fintech
Washington DC, September 29 2022 - The future of delivering inclusive and effective banking support for the world’s small and medium sized enterprises will be driven by digital transformation, according to the lead organizers behind this year’s Global SME Finance Forum 2022 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. More than 350 leaders and senior executives from...
2022 Global SME Finance Awards Winners Announced
Washington DC, September 28, 2022 - The 2022 Global SME Finance Awards winners were announced during the Global SME Finance Forum 2022. To learn who the winners are, please visit https://www.smefinanceforum.org/awards-2022 Organized by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the SME Finance Forum and endorsed by the G20’s Global Partnership for...
PODCAST: The lifeblood of global trade: improving financial inclusion for SMEs
Trade Finance
This podcast prepared by our industry partner Trade Finance Global, features Matt Gamser, CEO of the SME Finance Forum and Magda Bianco, co-chair of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI). It gives an overview of current G20 initiatives designed to help SMEs get easier access to finance. Among those initiatives is the Global SME...