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JD Finance Joins 150 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance

Washington, D.C. December 3, 2018 – JD Finance 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. 

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JD Finance Joins 150 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C. December 3, 2018 – JD Finance 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 financing...
Member News: DBS and Go-Jek Partner to Launch Payment Services
SME Finance Forum member DBS is working with Go-Jek to launch an app in the coming weeks focused on payment services. According to the article, DBS customers in Singapore will benefit from the upcoming beta-ride hailing services. “As Singapore’s leader in payments with over four million debit and credit cards in circulation and ‘DBS PayLah!’ being...
IFC and Alipay Partner to Launch Inclusion Programme to Motivate Technology Leaders in Emerging Markets
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank and SME Finance Forum member, Ant Financial Services Group (Ant Financial), operator of Alipay, have collaborated to offer 10X1000 Tech for Inclusion Programme. The initiative is aimed to increase support for tech leaders working to eliminate poverty and provide basic...
Member News: Funding Circle Partners on New Reporting Platform
SME Finance Forum member, Funding Circle partnered with top fintech reporting and analytics platform, dv01. According to the article, the partnership will allow institutional investors who use dv01 to conduct analysis on marketplace lending and mortgage loans and bonds to access Funding Circle's US SME loan performance data on dv01. Investors will...
IFC and Top Tech Firms Drive Economic Opportunities for Women
Under the new initiative, ‘Digital2Equal’ led by IFC, a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group, seventeen leading tech companies have joined together to support this initiative focused on increasing opportunities for women. The companies participating include: Airbnb, Inc., Google LLC, LinkedIn, Didi Chuxing...
10+ Innovative Fintechs to Demo the Global SME Finance Forum 2018
The Global SME Finance Forum 2018 will explore how innovation in technology, regulation and partnerships can help overcome various informality problems, and open up a far larger market for profitable, sustainable, responsible financial services. The TechPitch will be held in the afternoon of November 6, and will provide an opportunity for...
Member News: Xero Alongside BNZ and Joy Business Academy, Launch Interactive Game for New SMEs
Thinking of starting your own business? An interactive game allows for new business owners to test the waters by creating their own business in a virtual world. “Every year SMEs are constrained through a combination of external pressures, lack of business experience and commercial acumen,” shared Hon. Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social...
50 Start-ups Participate in the World Economic Forum in Brazil in the framework of a New IFC and WEF Initiative
The World Economic Forum and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) selected 50 leading start-ups from Latin America, to be part of a special program during the annual regional meeting of said forum in Brazil. During the Forum, you will be able to take advantage of a wide network made up of investors and business leaders from all over the...
Member News: Mastercard to Expand Technology Hub in New York City
Mastercard jointly announced with Governor Andrew Cuomo that it will add to its New York state operations with the expansion of its New York City Technology Hub. The company will relocate its current tech hub operations to a new Flatiron location at 150 Fifth Avenue and nearly triple its work force through the creation of over 470 new jobs by 2024...
Member News: Standard Chartered Bank Launches 'Women For Tech’
SME Finance Forum member Standard Chartered Bank has launched an Incubation program that seeks to finance women entrepreneurs in the ICT sector. According to reports, the program is a part of a joint partnership with iLab Africa, a division of Strathmore University. The incubation hub, called ‘Women For Tech’ is targeting women entrepreneurs who...