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HPD Lendscape Deepens Commitment to Italian Market by Becoming Official Member of Assifact, the Italian Factoring Association
Fintech
HPD Lendscape , a leading international secured-lending platform vendor, announces that it has become an official member of Assifact , the Italian Factoring Association. The announcement comes at a time when HPD Lendscape is particularly focused on serving the Southern European market, having recently also become an official member of The Spanish...
The Pandemic: An Opportunity for Women and Financial inclusion
Financial Inclusion
Gender Finance
Maritza Cabezas Ludena, the Investment Strategist at Triodos Investment Management , published this article after participating in our recent Open Webinar - Gender Lens Investing in Financial Intermediaries . The pandemic has unexpectedly accelerated certain trends in financial inclusion. Government interventions to reduce mobile costs and the...
SME Finance Forum - Annual Report 2020
In this publication, you will read about the SME Finance Forum highlights in 2020. Extract from the Foreword: The year 2020 has been a challenging one for all of us. We have seen the COVID-19 pandemic throw the world into uncertainty. In this context, we are proud to have launched new services to help our members deal with this extraordinary...
COVID-19 and Women-led MSMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Examining the Impact, Responses, and Solutions
Gender Finance
Covid-19
In Sub-Saharan Africa, small and medium enterprises account for up to 90 percent of all businesses. These businesses face financial and operational difficulties in good economic times, and the COVID-19 crisis has only amplified the challenges they must contend with on a daily basis. The pandemic also has the potential to widen existing gender...
How Regulation Influences Innovation of Digital Financial Services: Evaluating the Different Approaches in Our Countries of Operation
Digital Transformation
In September 2016, member AccessHolding entered into a Partnership Agreement with member Mastercard Foundation to support the A2A Programme with USD 15.5 million over a period of five years. The overall objective of the A2A programme is to strengthen the capacities of the AccessHolding Network Financial Institutions (NFI) with the aim to increase...
Hivos-Triodos Fund Moves Forward with Its Own ‘Green New Deal’
Rural & Agriculture Finance
Sustainable Finance
Triodos Investment Management and Hivos have signed a new five-year strategic agreement for Hivos-Triodos Fund , further strengthening the fund’s focus on financing successful renewable energy and sustainable agriculture businesses in developing countries. Founded in 1994 by Triodos Bank and Hivos, Hivos-Triodos Fund has been at the forefront of...
Opportunity International social media card
Financial Inclusion
Sustainable Finance
Opportunity International joins the SME Finance Forum, which offers a new pathway to help more families who are living in poverty to build sustainable livelihoods and access quality education for their children. Washington D.C., May 4th, 2021 - Opportunity International joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership...
Accion-webinar
Digital Transformation
This webinar will be available in English and Spanish. The session will be recorded, and the recording will be made publicly available after the webinar. As the pandemic rapidly moves the economy online, millions of microentrepreneurs around the world must gain the digital tools and skills they need to adapt and rebuild their livelihoods. Going...
funding-cloud
Digital Financial Services
Fintech
Funding Options , the leading marketplace for business finance, has launched Funding Cloud (™) , a technology and data-driven platform that will bring unparalleled scale and speed to the SME finance sector. Lenders including Just Cash Flow, iwoca, YouLend, Optimum Finance, and FIBR have already integrated with Funding Cloud (™) to benefit from its...
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Non Financial Services
Unlock Your Business Wellbeing: How to Identify Burnout and the Tactics to Overcome It. Member Retail Capital recently released a new publication. Running a business comes with a great deal of stress and anxiety, but how does burnout differ from traditional entrepreneurial pressures? It’s the buzzword we hear time and again, but what does ‘burnout...