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Ipoteka Bank Joins 170 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance

Washington, D.C., January 13th, 2020Ipoteka 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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FSD Kenya Joins 160 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., November 1st, 2019 – FSD Kenya 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: Bitbond successfully paid out Germany’s first bond coupon on-chain
Member Bitbond, a Berlin-based Fintech company that leverages blockchain technology, announced that they successfully paid out Germany's first bond coupon on-chain by sending funds to their token holders' stellar accounts . Earlier this year they pioneered European debt capital markets by issuing Germany’s first compliant security token. Read more...
New Alliance Launches to Help Regulators Deploy Tech and Build Smarter Financial Regulation
Backed by Fintech Entrepreneurs and VCs, Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR) Launches at Money20/20 Washington DC – Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – To help regulators embrace technology and integrate innovation into their organizational DNA, Jo Ann Barefoot, former Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, and David Ehrich, co-founder of fintech credit...
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...
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...
Photo credit: CDC Group
Gender lens investing is on the rise, with bold initiatives such as the G7’s 2X Challenge led by development finance institutions (DFIs) which has committed to investing $3 billion in businesses that advance gender equality by December 2020. SME Finance Forum member CDC Group is among the DFIs that have signed up to the 2X Challenge and gender...
Euler Hermes Digital Agency social media card
Washington, D.C., October 21st, 2019 – Euler Hermes Digital Agency 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...
The Development Bank of Rwanda 
Washington, D.C., October 16th, 2019 – The Development Bank of Rwanda 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...
SME Finance Forum and IFC announced the winners of the 2019 Global SME Finance Awards
Originally posted on IFC website . Amsterdam, October 8, 2019 —SME Finance Forum and IFC announced the winners of the second edition of the Global SME Finance Awards last night during the Global SME Finance Forum 2019, the annual flagship event of the SME Finance Forum. Sixteen award winners were selected from a global pool of 144 entrants for...
Closing the MSME Finance Gap: Opening Remarks at the 5th Global SME Finance Forum
The Global SME Finance Forum 2019 welcomed over 650 attendees from more than 280 institutions in 75 countries. On the 5-year anniversary of the annual Forum, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), delivered the keynote address. Read Queen's Máxima full...