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Cover of Small Business Spotlight - FinRegLab publication
This Small Business Spotlight report by FinRegLab provides an overview of applied research based on data from six non-bank financial services providers, two of which are SME FInance Forum 's members — Accion , Kabbage , Brigit, LendUp, Oportun, and Petal—that have begun using cash-flow variables and scores in a bid to increase the provision of...
The Convergence of the Real and Financial Sectors in SME Finance
SME Finance Forum presents the Global SME Finance Forum 2019, taking place at Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on October 7-9th, attended by 500+ senior executives from commercial banks, development finance institutions, fintech companies, regulators, and featuring study visits, a B2B marketplace, fintech expos, and much more. Washington D.C.,...
Member News: Ecobank helping Lagos go plastic free
Ecobank Nigeria said it has successfully removed over two million plastic bottles in exchange for cash from the streets of Lagos. The campaign which started in May targeted to remove at least four million PET bottles from the environment was part of the bank’s environmental sustainability campaign.
Regulatory Sandbox Lessons Learned Report
The regulatory sandbox (“sandbox”), part of Innovate, allows firms to test innovative products, services and business models in a live market environment, while ensuring that appropriate safeguards are in place. It was established following a feasibility report published in November 2015 to support the FCA’s objective of promoting effective...
Global FinTech Adoption Index 2019
For this survey, EY interviewed more than 27,000 consumers in 27 markets. They examined how FinTech has improved and expanded its offerings around the world, and also how it has spurred change across the entire financial services industry. FinTech strives to make financial services more accessible for both consumers and businesses. By connecting...
Beyond Theory: Getting Practical With Blockchain
Blockchain has the potential to impact many industries, including financial services, so the Boston Fed sought to understand its foundational technology with first-hand research. They wanted practical experience, the kind only trial and error can bring. “Beyond Theory: Getting Practical With Blockchain” goes beyond the basics of distributed ledger...
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...