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WeBank Joins 170+ Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance

Washington, D.C., February 20th, 2020 – WeBank 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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Tyme Global Joins 170 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., February 5rd, 2020 – Tyme Global 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. “40 percent of small and medium businesses...
Member News: Experian joins the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN)
The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) announced today that Experian has joined its Strategic Advisory Council. AFIN is established by the ASEAN Bankers Association, the International Finance Corporation and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. AMTD Foundation and Mastercard are its Corporate Founding Members. About AFIN AFIN is a non-...
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Eneo , a Cameroonian utility company, launched a prepaid service, a solution that “allows clients to tailor their consumption to their budget. The clients control their consumption thanks to an extended reloading offer available 24 hours a day". Eneo partnered with member Ecobank Cameroon , Orange Money, and AfrikPay, who are already operational...
Photo Credit: Business in Cameroon
Eneo , a Cameroonian utility company, launched a prepaid service, a solution that “allows clients to tailor their consumption to their budget. The clients control their consumption thanks to an extended reloading offer available 24 hours a day". Eneo partnered with member Ecobank Cameroon , Orange Money, and AfrikPay, who are already operational...
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BFA is about to conclude our FIBR (Financial Inclusion on Business Runways) Project, an innovative R&D initiative which sought to demonstrate how smartphones can accelerate and deepen financial inclusion in developing countries. When we launched the FIBR Project in 2015, we outlined a set of assumptions about how increased connectivity and...
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...
Goldman Sachs Lends $100 Million to Mexican Fintech Konfio
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is making another bet on a Latin American financial-technology startup, providing a secured credit facility of as much as $100 million to Mexico’s Konfio Ltd . The transaction will help Konfio, which provides unsecured working capital to small and midsize companies, lend about $250 million in the next 12 months, according...
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Southeast Asian ride-hailing startup Grab Holdings Inc. intends to invest $150 million into artificial intelligence research over the next year, accelerating its expanding business that now includes food delivery, digital payments and digital content. News via Deal Street Asia
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Binance To Launch Regional “Libra-Like” Currency; Coinbase Left 3K User Passwords Unprotected. The company announced its plans to initiate an open blockchain project, Venus, an initiative to develop localized stablecoins and digital assets pegged to fiat currencies across the globe. News via Pymnts.com
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As PayPal reaches saturation points in Western markets, it wants to continue to expand internationally, especially in India, where the country’s 450 million mobile users make it an attractive target for retailers. The Financial Times is reporting that PayPal launched a domestic business in India in 2017, which allows for local and global payments...