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New Member: Baobab Group joins SME Finance Forum to unleash the potential of small businesses
 
Washington D.C., July 9th, 2020- We’re happy to announce that Baobab Group joined the SME Finance Forum global membership network. The Forum brings together development financial institutions, banks, and fintechs from around the world to support SMEs through knowledge exchange, policy change, and impactful partnerships. 
 
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Social media card welcoming new member AB Bank Zambia to 180 membership network
Washington, D.C., March 31th, 2020 – AB Bank Zambia 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...
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CRIF signs agreement for the acquisition of 100% of Strands Inc. to create a worldwide digital solutions provider for Open Banking business. Already partners for financial management solutions, both companies have invested in advanced Open Banking and Digital Economy solutions. The combination between Strands and CRIF will create a strong...
Social media card welcoming new member SimpleCredit to 180 membership network
Washington, D.C., March 27th, 2020 – SimpleCredit 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: CashDirector provides free solution to secure exchange of invoice and documents for SMEs
In the spirit of #stayathome for COVID-19 response, member CashDirector has developed a very simple and pragmatic solution for MSMs, based on their Platform. DocTransfer is a platform for customers to enable a remote, secure exchange of invoices and documents with their accountant. Business owners do not need to endanger their own or the...
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Dear Members and Friends, We stand with our global community to support good public health practices and while we ourselves work remotely, per world bank group policy, we will continue to serve our membership through virtual means. We are still proceeding with the preparation for our annual conference and immersion programs, as planned. We are...
SME Finance Forum Launches the Third Annual Competition of the Global SME Finance Awards
The SME Finance Forum is proud to announce the launch of the third annual competition of the Global SME Finance Awards 2020 , an initiative that recognizes financial institutions and Fintech companies for their outstanding achievements in serving SME clients with exceptional products and services. Endorsed by the G20 Global Partnership for...
FCMB Group Joins 180 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., March 12th, 2020 – FCMB Group , First City Monument Bank Limited, 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...
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In 2019, the SME Finance Forum launched its second annual competition of the Global SME Finance Awards competition. The Global SME Finance Awards were created by IFC and the SME Finance Forum to celebrate the exceptional achievements of financial institutions and fintech companies in client delivery for SMEs. The awards are endorsed by the G20...
Lidya Joins 180 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., March 5th, 2020 – Lidya 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 worldwide...
Banking Circle Joins more than 170 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., March 3rd, 2020 – Banking Circle has become 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...