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SMEFF Member Portal
The members of the SME Finance Forum now have access to a member-only intranet available through our main website! On that new space, members can explore exclusive content such as event proceedings and tips from the experts. We strongly encourage our members to make use of both the mobile app and the intranet which are complimentary tools. The app...
Country Report Myanmar Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Assessment
Since 2011, Myanmar has been on a path of transition from military rule and a state-controlled economy, towards democracy and a market-based economy whilst also managing the challenge of wealth creation. These transitions are taking place in a context of religious and ethnic diversity – the Burmese majority accounting for two-thirds of the...
Survey Results: Savings and Retail Banking in Africa
Based on a survey of 34 WSBI Africa institutions in 2018, the 50-page report by WSBI’s Scale2Save Programme, a partnership between WSBI and Mastercard Foundation, finds that member banks offer a variety of transaction and savings accounts as part of their drive to attract and satisfy customers. But it also found their product and service mix still...
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...
Dawn Miller Chubb
During the Global SME Finance Forum 2018, Dawn Miller, Senior Vice President of Chubb, elaborates on the powerhouse potential of SMEs and the number of challenges they are facing. She also shares more on the progress Chubb is making as they reach SMEs through technology. Miller said, “SMEs comprise 90 percent of the world’s businesses. [After]...
Join More than 11,000 SME Finance Experts on the SME Finance Forum LinkedIn Group
The SME Finance Forum LinkedIn provides an opportunity for financial experts to view the latest news, reports, data and discussions regarding the SME finance field. The group is comprised of more than 11,000 bank executives, investors, advisory service providers and financial technology experts, who share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote...
Early Lessons on Regulatory Innovations to Enable Inclusive FinTech
Technology-enabled innovation in financial services (FinTech) can extend the benefits of financial inclusion to millions of unbanked and underbanked people around the world. However, the rise of FinTech presents many regulatory challenges - for emerging and developing economies in particular. Consequently a number of regulators in advanced,...
Member News: Xero to Provide Mental Health Support to Kiwi Small Businesses
SME Finance Forum member Xero, will be providing Kiwi small businesses with crucial mental health support through a new pilot programme called XAP. XAP or the Xero Assistance Programme will be available free of charge through Xero’s global provider, Benestar, and initially offered to 5,000 small business owners, their employees and their families...
Financial Inclusion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Middle East and Central Asia
This International Monetary Fund paper highlights the macroeconomic relevance of SME financial inclusion in the MENAP and CCA regions and offers policy considerations to scale up SME financial access. "Financial Inclusion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Middle East and Central Asia" focus is primarily on the macroeconomic and policy...
Member News: Fidor Partners with Finn AI to Launch a New AI-powered Chatbot for Banks
SME Finance Forum member, Fidor, announced a new banking chatbot, designed in collaboration with Finn AI, the world’s leading AI-powered conversational banking technology provider. With this development, Fidor has distinguished themself as one of the first digital banking service providers to embed a virtual assistant within their technology stack...