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Equity Bank Joins 160 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance 

Washington, D.C., September 13th, 2019Equity 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. 

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Ecobank has partnered with Kazang Zambia to offer affordable banking services outside the normal business hours. Introducing the Ecobank Xpress Point in partnership with Kazang, the bank’s managing director for Zambia, Kola Adeleke, said the service will avail customers with convenient and efficient banking channels in their localities. Article...
ESAF Small Finance Bank Joins 160 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance 
Washington, D.C., September 12th, 2019 – ESAF Small Finance 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...
A Grab logo is pictured at the Money 20-20 Asia Fintech Trade Show in Singapore
SoftBank-backed ride hailer Grab is in talks to merge OVO, an Indonesian digital payments firm in which it owns shares, with an Ant Financial-backed local peer to build heft and power ahead of archrival Gojek, people familiar with the matter said. Grab and Gojek are the top-two startup brands in Southeast Asia, valued at $14 billion and $10...
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.,...
Member News: Qatar- QBIC now accepting applications for 'LeanStartup Programme'
Qatar Business Incubation Centre (QBIC), a division of Qatar Development Bank (QDB), is now accepting applications for the 13th wave of the centre's redesigned LeanStartup Programme (LSP). The LSP is one of the most successful programmes of its kind within the Mena region. By leveraging the 'lean-startup methodology, the trainers place significant...
Member News: CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund Doubles Down in UK and Europe, and Invests in Railsbank for Singapore expansion
Member CreditEase, a Beijing-based leading FinTech conglomerate in China, announced today that its CreditEase FinTech Investment Fund (CEFIF), participated in the recent $10 million Series A funding round of Railsbank, a London-based Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform that promises to give technology companies access to financial services using...
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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In one of largest seed rounds in Mexico´s history, Fintech minu has raised $6.5 million from investors like Village Global as well as multiple angel investors. Village Global is the impact fund backed by big names like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos. News via Crowdfundinsider .
MIZA Joins 160 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., September 5th, 2019 – MIZA 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 to...
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According to a fintech holding company, Robocash Group , the popularity of “P2P lending” in Asia has grown tremendously. Robocash Group analysed search queries related to P2P lending using statistics on Google Trends and Google AdWords Article via Entrepreneur.com