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ShopUp, Bangladesh's leading full-stack B2B commerce platform for small businesses, joins the SME Finance Forum
Digital Transformation
Fintech
Washington D.C March 2023 – ShopUp 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. “Since 2016, we’ve been implementing our...
CEO Matthew Gamser speaks at APFF Asia-Pacific Financial Forum 2023 Conference on Financial Technology Development and Innovative Applications
Digital Transformation
Fintech
Matthew Gamser, CEO of the SME Finance Forum, participated in the “Financial Technology Development and Innovative Applications” panel at the 2023 APFF Asia-Pacific Financial Forum on 17 March 2023 in Beijing, China. “It was a great pleasure to speak on this panel at the APFF Asia-Pacific Financial Forum in Beijing,” Gamser said. “My panel, which...
CredAble, one of Asia‘s largest working capital focused fintech providers, joins the SME Finance Forum
Trade Finance
Data Analytics
Digital Financial Services
Fintech
Washington D.C March 2023 – CredAble 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. “Since 2016, we’ve been implementing our...
G20 Roadmap for Enhancing Cross-border Payments
Financial Inclusion
Policy & Regulation
Digital Financial Services
Fintech
Payments
The Roadmap for Enhancing Cross-border Payments is a priority initiative of the G20. Much has been accomplished during its first two years, including agreement on a set of outcome targets endorsed by the G20 in October 2021. The work in 2021 and 2022 has focused on establishing the foundational elements of the Roadmap and beginning to pivot from...
Case Study: How TymeBank Made G2P Recipients a Part of Their Core Strategy
Financial Inclusion
Digital Financial Services
Payments
In a recent blog post, CGAP authors Joep Roest and Bongani Maponya wrote about the transformative power of open government-to-person (G2P) systems to connect G2P recipients with different Payment Service Providers (PSPs) in order to make the best choice, thereby incentivizing improved services from PSPs. The post was also a case study on how South...
 Standard Bank, Africa’s largest financial services provider joins the SME Finance Forum
Financial Inclusion
Washington D.C, March 9, 2023 – Standard Bank 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. “Since 2016, we’ve been...
IMF Working Paper - Fintech: Financial Inclusion or Exclusion?
Financial Inclusion
Gender Finance
Digital Financial Services
Fintech
This paper examines the role of Fintech in financial inclusion. Using Global Findex data and emerging fintech indicators, it finds that Fintech has a higher positive correlation with digital financial inclusion than traditional measures of financial inclusion. In the second stage of their empirical investigation, the authors examine the key...
Member Topicus’s lending platform Fyndoo launches sustainable lending podcast
Sustainable Finance
Digital Financial Services
Fyndoo, the end-to-end SaaS Lending platform developed and owned by our member Topicus , has launched a new podcast called The Lending Bean – Powered by Fyndoo . Each episode, host Mike Cooper talks with experts about lending to inspire listeners to join Fyndoo in their mission to make lending effortless and accessible. In Episode 1 , Cooper talks...
SME Finance Forum Member Services for 2023
The SME Finance Forum membership network consists of more than 240 member institutions active in 190 countries . The network is a unique community of SME-oriented commercial banks, non-bank financial institutions, fintech companies, and development finance institutions. Members are entitled to a wide range of benefits, including: Virtual Events...
Industrial Bank of Korea joins the SME Finance Forum to help close the SME Finance Gap
Financial Inclusion
Washington D.C, March 1st, 2023 – Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) 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. “Since 2016,...