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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.

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Dropee partners Grab financial for SME business financing product
Dropee, a Malaysian B2B eCommerce marketplace that digitises supply chain to better connect businesses, announced a partnership with Grab Financial in launching SME Business Financing. The initiative seeks to provide business financing to Dropee’s merchants and retailers who have successfully applied to procure inventories on Dropee’s B2B platform...
MFC Annual Conference 2019: Demystifying Digital in Microfinance
Warsaw (Poland), 06 June 2019 - On the 30th and 31st of May 2019, the Microfinance Centre (MFC) held its 22nd Annual Conference to explore the implications of the digital revolution on financial and social inclusion. The event welcomed 409 delegates to Istanbul (Turkey) representing EU bodies, MFIs, NGOs, investors and FinTechs from 46 countries...
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...
Member News: Strands Reveals Industry-First Insights Generator
SME Finance Forum member, Strands, launched a new generation of Engager, an implementation that transforms every interaction into a guided and meaningful conversation, transforming complex data into relevant customer insights and added-value solutions in real time. Engager 2.0. offers a novel way to engage with users on a new level –benefiting...
CashDirector Joins 150 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C. February 12, 2019 –  CashDirector 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...
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...