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Get ready for the 2021 Global SME Finance Awards!
Starting on Monday, 2021 Global SME Finance Awards will be open to submitting your entries! Get ready to share with us how your organization has excelled during the past year! Take a peek at last year Award’s Ceremony here> https://vimeo.com/483641749 Deadline: June 12th, 2021 More information coming soon! #SMEFinanceAwards
salesforce-fernsoftware
Fintech
Fern Software is now an official ‘ Salesforce AppExchange Partner’ (ISV Partner). This partnership will grant significant benefits to both companies. Fern can now supercharge their range of fintech solutions on the Salesforce Lightning Platform. And Salesforce can penetrate further into the fintech market. The partnership comes at a pivotal time...
Member News - BanQu joins the SME Finance Forum to enable the underbanked become visible in the global economy
Washington D.C., April 16th, 2021- BanQu 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...
Global-currency
Digital Financial Services
Online Payment Platform , the Netherlands payment service provider, has selected payments expert and licensed bank, Banking Circle , to enhance its marketplace offering. Online Payment Platform is focused on providing a cost-effective and fast payment solution for over 170 marketplaces such as Nature.house and Marktplaats.nl from the Netherlands...
New Member: CAF joins the SME Finance Forum to further improve financing mechanisms for local SMEs
Washington D.C., April 13th 2021 - CAF – Development Bank of Latin America 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. “...
Supply-chain-finance
Supply & Value Chain Finance
Financial Times recently published an article on Supply Chain Finance, featuring Kevin Day, CEO of member HPD LendScape . The Australian financier behind the now collapsed finance group Greensill Capital pitched his business as an agent of “technological disruption” that aimed at “democratizing capital.” But what Lex Greensill was actually...
NEERA
Financial Inclusion
Gender Finance
Member Prime Bank ’s women-focused initiative ‘NEERA’ has undertaken a countrywide programme to drive financial literacy among the unbanked women in Bangladesh. As part of “Month of Neera” initiative, marking International Women’s Day, officials of different branches of Prime Bank have visited the neighborhood community and helped the women with...
New member: RCBC joins the SME Finance Forum to facilitate Filipino SMEs’ digitalization
Sustainable Finance
Washington D.C., April 1st, 2021 - Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) 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...
New Member -  ITC joins the SME Finance Forum to promote affordable SME access to financing for sustainable trade and enterprise development
Sustainable Finance
Washington D.C., 29 March 2021- We are pleased to announce that the International Trade Centre (ITC) is joining the SME Financing Forum. ITC , with Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations with responsibility for sustainable trade and enterprise development. ITC has a...
cloud-based-platform
Digital Financial Services
Our member, Banking Circle , a financial infrastructure provider, announces that it is now completely cloud-based, with all aspects of its infrastructure hosted within Microsoft Azure. This infrastructure includes its purpose-built, cloud-first, cross-border payments platform, which delivers greater speed, enhanced functionality, and a more...
New Member - YCASH joins the SME Finance Forum to enhance humanitarian transfers and provide innovative financial solutions to its clients in Yemen
Financial Inclusion
Washington D.C., March 25th, 2021 - National Cash Transfer Co. (YCASH) 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...
New Member - FIMBank joins the SME Finance Forum to enrich the trade financing resources for MSMEs across regions.
Trade Finance
Washington D.C., March 24th- FIMBank 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 businesses...
Creditinfo-and-LLCP-announcement
Credit Risk & Scoring
Fintech
Our member, Creditinfo Group , the leading global credit information and decision analytics provider, announces that the private equity firm, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) , has become its new majority shareholder. The firm will help Creditinfo Group to keep expanding operations and support financial institutions with a full suite of...
factoring
Trade Finance
Fintech
Our member, HPD LendScape , a leading international secured-lending platform vendor, announces that it has become an official member of the Spanish Association of Factoring (AEF) . As HPD LendScape mainly focuses on serving the Iberian market, the membership ensures that the company can provide high-level services to banks and financial...
Senior-Leaders-of-Investree-Thailand
Fintech
Investree , a pioneer Indonesian financial technology firm driving financial inclusion through the digital space, now broadens its marketplace to Thailand. Thailand’s Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the license for Investree (Thailand) Co. Ltd. to operate as a crowdfunding platform in Thailand effective 23 February 2021. This...
Equity-Bank-Innovation-Fintech
Fintech
For more than half a century, the U.S. was the center of global innovation for financial technology, inventing credit cards, ATMs, and online banking. Now, however, it’s falling behind, as China has become a leader of mobile payments, and now African countries - namely Kenya - are making huge strides with familiar technologies such as mobile...
Member News: Nominate young talents from your team for the prestigious 10x1000 Tech for Inclusion program
Financial Inclusion
10x1000 Tech for Inclusion is an open fintech learning platform sponsored by member Ant Financial Group and IFC that enables learners to become drivers of digital economic growth. Our mission is to train 1,000 emerging talents and tech leaders each year for the next ten years. Some quick highlights of 10x1000 online platform: A structured and...
Member News: UBX honored at 2020 BAI Global Innovation Awards for high-impact innovation during pandemic
Digital Financial Services
Digital Transformation
Fintech
BAI Global Innovation Awards, the financial service industry’s most prestigious awards program, has recently recognized UBX, the fintech spinoff and venture capital unit of Union Bank of the Philippines, for its high-impact innovation especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now on its tenth year, the BAI celebrates new and innovative solutions in...
Member News: HPD Lendscape announces expansion plans for its global workforce
Fintech
Member HPD Lendscape, a leading international secured lending platform vendor, today announces ambitious expansion plans for its global workforce, building on 12% growth in personnel in 2020. The recruitment drive follows sustained global demand for HPD Lendscape’s technology, with the company winning 35 new clients and increasing revenue by 36%...
Zalgroup joins the SME Finance Forum to add value and create wealth for MSMEs in Nigeria
Washington D.C., February 16th, 2020.- Zalgroup 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...