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Registration is Open for the 2020 Global SME Finance Forum Event
Join us in Bangkok on October 26-28 for our flagship annual event. The theme of this year's Global SME Finance Forum is "SME Finance Outlook 2030" . To celebrate the new decade, we will look much further forward to imagine where we might be in SME financing a decade from now. Over 700 senior executives from 300+ institutions (banks, development...
Industry Partners ACCIS and FEBIS join forces to increase cooperation
Two SME Finance Forum Industry Partners, ACCIS (Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers), and FEBIS (Federation of Business Information Services), signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a framework for co-operation to work on joint policy positions, outreach and joint promotions. Read more>
WeBank Joins 170+ Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., February 20th, 2020 – WeBank 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...
Call For Insights 2030
To celebrate the new decade, this year’s Global SME Finance Forum will look much farther forward, to imagine where we might be in SME financing a decade from now. We will test the limits of our prescience by predicting how products, delivery channels, institutions and enabling environments might look 10 years from now. Following our practice of...
Embedded Finance, The Future of the Economy
The future of financial services will be impacted deeply by the emergence of embedded finance: finance that promises to be more internet-like, more interconnected and more customizable, with novel components that can be inserted into individual businesses in different sectors. Read more about it in this white paper called Embedded Finance: The...
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In this article published by ALIDE , prepared by Pablo Pombo, Horacio Molina, and Jesús N. Ramírez, the authors aim to provide a better understanding of the operation of guarantee schemes through their typology and their corresponding business models. When discussing guarantee coverage in favour of micro, small and medium enterprises, it would...
FinDev Canada Joins 170 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., February 10th, 2020 – FinDev Canada 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...
Special Offer for Members: Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Growth Program FIPEG 2020- Queen's University
Queen’s University is offering its cutting-edge program on Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Growth (FIPEG) for professionals who wish to learn about the latest innovations and strategies in the area of small and medium enterprise (SME) finance. Based on international best practices, this two-week program provides professionals with...
Tyme Global Joins 170 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C., February 5rd, 2020 – Tyme Global 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...
The Business Angel portfolio under the European Angels Fund: An empirical analysis
The EIF Working Paper 2020/062: The Business Angel portfolio under the European Angels Fund: An empirical analysis. This working paper, from member EIF, analyses the Business Angel (BA) portfolio of the European Angels Fund (EAF), which is an initiative of the European Investment Fund and engages in co-investment relationships with experienced...