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New member social media card with Gojo Logo
Financial Inclusion
Washington D.C., June 17th, 2021 - Gojo joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME Financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “The SME Finance Forum is a global body...
FCI Academy Offers New Online Courses to All Industry Stakeholders
Financial Education
Trade Finance
Industry partner FCI Academy announces the opening of certificate programs and specialized online courses to all industry stakeholders. FCI Academy, the most complete education program on Factoring & Receivables Finance, is providing a wide range of globally recognized and accredited educational offerings that aim to support personal,...
Social media card for New Member with SecureNow logo
SME Insurance
Washington D.C., June 15th, 2021 - SecureNow joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME Financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “The SME Finance Forum is a global...
New member: TransCapital Joins the SME Finance Forum to Support Operations of Small Business Owners
Rural & Agriculture Finance
Trade Finance
Washington D.C., June 10, 2021 - Transcapital joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME Financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “40 percent of small and medium...
PayAlly Strengthens International Payments Offering through New Partnership with Banking Circle
Supply & Value Chain Finance
Digital Transformation
PayAlly , the fully integrated payments ecosystem for SMEs is using Banking Circle solutions to improve its multi-currency B2B cross border payments services. In particular, the new partnership gives PayAlly access to a wider choice of payment rails through the Banking Circle super-correspondent banking network, thereby improving the speed and...
New member: Slovene Enterprise Fund (SEF) joins the SME Finance Forum to provide financial and substantive incentives for SMEs
Guarantees
Washington D.C., June 8, 2021 - Slovene Enterprise Fund (SEF) joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME Financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “The SME Finance...
Global SME Finance Awards Deadline Extended to June 25
The SME Finance Forum, organizer of Global SME Finance Awards, announced today that the final entry deadline for the Global SME Finance Awards 2021 has been extended to June 25th. “As we look to recover from the impact of COVID-19, we are cognizant of the challenges posed to business and activities, therefore we decided to extend the deadline to...
10x1000 Online Learning Platform Officially Launched
Financial Inclusion
Fintech
10x1000 Tech for Inclusion is an open fintech learning platform sponsored by member Ant Group and IFC that enables learners to become drivers of digital economic growth. Its mission is to train 1,000 emerging talents and tech leaders each year for the next ten years. On May 24th, 2021, Ant Group officially launched the 10x1000 online learning...
Warm welcome to our new Member Banco Solidario logo, SME Finance Forum 220+ members
Washington D.C., May 26, 2021 - Banco Solidario joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME Financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “When we started in 2012, we...
Save the date for the Global SME Finance Forum 2021: Greening SME Finance
Sustainable Finance
Global SME Finance Forum 2021 – Greening SME Finance – October 18 th to 21st As the governments around the world are wrestling to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its unprecedented impacts on people’s lives and the economies around the globe, this crisis also provides a unique opportunity to build a greener, more sustainable and more resilient...
HPD Lendscape Deepens Commitment to Italian Market by Becoming Official Member of Assifact, the Italian Factoring Association
Fintech
HPD Lendscape , a leading international secured-lending platform vendor, announces that it has become an official member of Assifact , the Italian Factoring Association. The announcement comes at a time when HPD Lendscape is particularly focused on serving the Southern European market, having recently also become an official member of The Spanish...
Hivos-Triodos Fund Moves Forward with Its Own ‘Green New Deal’
Rural & Agriculture Finance
Sustainable Finance
Triodos Investment Management and Hivos have signed a new five-year strategic agreement for Hivos-Triodos Fund , further strengthening the fund’s focus on financing successful renewable energy and sustainable agriculture businesses in developing countries. Founded in 1994 by Triodos Bank and Hivos, Hivos-Triodos Fund has been at the forefront of...
Opportunity International social media card
Financial Inclusion
Sustainable Finance
Opportunity International joins the SME Finance Forum, which offers a new pathway to help more families who are living in poverty to build sustainable livelihoods and access quality education for their children. Washington D.C., May 4th, 2021 - Opportunity International joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership...
Accion-webinar
Digital Transformation
This webinar will be available in English and Spanish. The session will be recorded, and the recording will be made publicly available after the webinar. As the pandemic rapidly moves the economy online, millions of microentrepreneurs around the world must gain the digital tools and skills they need to adapt and rebuild their livelihoods. Going...
funding-cloud
Digital Financial Services
Fintech
Funding Options , the leading marketplace for business finance, has launched Funding Cloud (™) , a technology and data-driven platform that will bring unparalleled scale and speed to the SME finance sector. Lenders including Just Cash Flow, iwoca, YouLend, Optimum Finance, and FIBR have already integrated with Funding Cloud (™) to benefit from its...
triodo-CIM-CapitolFoods
Rural & Agriculture Finance
Cordaid Investment Management (CIM) and Triodos-Hivos Fund , two Netherlands-based impact investment funds, co-financed Capitol Foods ’s expansion of its local fruit processing capacity to meet the growing demand for its Sierra Juice beverage products. The debt facility will also enable the company to provide greater market access for thousands of...
triodo
Financial Inclusion
Member Triodos Investment Management recently interviewed Vladimir Vukotić, the CEO of Opportunity Bank Serbia (OBS) , about how OBS has supported small-scale farmers and entrepreneurs in Serbia. OBS Bank employees in Serbia drive from village to village helping enterprising people start a business. They offer a new outlook for the widespread...
Triodos Investment Management provides EUR 5 million funding to Citizens Development Business Finance (CDB)
Financial Inclusion
Sustainable Finance
Triodos Fair Share Fund and Triodos Microfinance Fund have provided a EUR 5 million subordinated debt facility to Citizens Development Business Finance (CDB) in Sri Lanka. This facility supports CDB’s long-term strategy to be a leading player in financing the transition to a green and inclusive economy. CDB offers a wide range of saving, deposit,...
Apoidea
Washington D.C., April 19th 2021 - Apoidea Group joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME Financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “To facilitate access to...
Fern-Software-Baytree
Digital Financial Services
Fintech
Fern Software , an international Software as a Service (SaaS) Fintech solution provider since 1979, recently announced the launch of their latest digital banking product Baytree. Baytree supports financial institutions such as banks, fund management firms, and SME lenders in lending, portfolio management, and customer success. The launch of...