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Video: H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands speaks at the Global SME Finance Forum 2019
H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development speaks at the Global SME Finance Forum 2019 in Amsterdam. October 7th.
Video: Hans Peter Lankes, SVP of IFC, delivers opening remarks at the Global SME Finance Forum 2019
Opening remarks of Hans Peter Lankes, Senior Vice President of Economics and Private Sector Development for the International Finance Corporation, during the opening of the Global SME Finance Forum 2019 in Amsterdam - October 7th
Queen Máxima
The Global SME Finance Forum 2019 is proud and honored to welcome the participation of H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). Since 2009, Queen Máxima has been working worldwide in her capacity as the UNSGSA to make financial services available to all,...
Equity Bank Joins 160 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance 
Washington, D.C., September 13th, 2019 – Equity Bank became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. “200 million businesses worldwide need...
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.,...
Survey on Very Small Entreprises in the Arab World
This publication is the result of a survey on Very Small Entreprises (VSEs) in the Arab World by the IFC - International Finance Corporation. While this report documents where the sector stands today in terms of serving the VSE segment, it also offers lessons learned by microfinance institutions, who have already upscaled to serve VSEs from the...
Meet Our Study Visit Hosts for our Global SME Finance Forum 2019
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! Under the theme “The Convergence of the Real and Financial Sectors in SME Finance” , the Global SME Finance Forum 2019 will examine the different ways in which the real sector has entered the SME finance space, and the various ways in which financiers and regulators are coping with the “new kids on the block.” This year we...
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Bank lending to small- and medium-sized enterprises in South Korea surged nearly 30 trillion won ($25 billion) over a year on new regulations aimed to increase funding for the smaller business sector and contain household loans. Market analysts attributed the surge in banks’ SME loans to the country’s new loan-to-deposit ratio (LDR) rule,...
 LendIt+Podcast Interview with Kabbage
The cofounders of Kabbage -- CEO Rob Frohwein, and president Kathryn Petralia were interviewed at 2019 LendIt conference , who shared how they’ve built a company that has extended $6 billion in credit to 165,000 people in the United States. Read more here
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FINCA Azerbaijan has opened new branches in Agdash and Barda regions on the same day within its network expansion plans. Agdash branch of FINCA Azerbaijan is located next to the building of Agdash executive authority. FINCA also organized the opening of another branch in Barda region. Country Director Timothy Tarrant mentioned in his speech: "...