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UNSGSA Annual Report 2019 Cover
In this publication, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, presents the 2009-2019 achievements and milestones accomplished as Special Advocate, as she champions financial inclusion and universal access to affordable and effective and safe financial...
Banking on SMEs: Trends and Challenges. Perspectives from SME Banking Leaders
IFC conducted the global SME Banking survey to better understand the challenges and trends SME banking operations experience in serving the small business segment in their countries. More than 110 SME Banking practitioners and leaders from around the world participated in the survey. The online survey launched in 2018 posed questions to understand...
Survey on Very Small Entreprises in the Arab World
This publication is the result of a survey on Very Small Entreprises (VSEs) in the Arab World by the IFC - International Finance Corporation. While this report documents where the sector stands today in terms of serving the VSE segment, it also offers lessons learned by microfinance institutions, who have already upscaled to serve VSEs from the...
Why Should We Care About Digital Financial Services (DFS)
Digital financial services (DFS) are defined by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion as “the broad range of financial services accessed and delivered through digital channels, including payments, credit, savings, remittances and insurance.” The integration of new digital channels for transactions, information flows and data capture, and identity...
The Use of Cash-Flow Data in Underwriting Credit: Empirical Research Findings by FinRegLab
The Empirical Research Findings report provides a detailed summary of our applied research based on data from six non-bank financial services providers, two of which are SME Finance Forum's members – Accion , Kabbage , Brigit, LendUp, Oportun, and Petal – that have begun using cash-flow variables and scores in an effort to increase the provision...
Report on Fintech Regulatory Perimeter, Regulatory Status and Authorisation approaches in relation to fintech activities
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published the findings of its analysis on the regulatory framework applicable to FinTech firms when accessing the market. The Report illustrates the developments on the regulatory perimeter across the EU, the regulatory status of FinTech firms, and the approaches followed by competent authorities when granting...
Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2019. An OECD Scoreboard
Published annually, this report, in its 8th edition, documents trends in access to different types of finance for SMEs and entrepreneurs, financing conditions and government policy initiatives in this area. It was prepared by Kris Boschmans and Lora Pissareva, Policy Analysts, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, SME and...
5G Applications for Banking and Financial Sector in India
The 5G network is likely to encompass not just the Internet but all the resources connected to it. In such a scenario it is essential that there is a greater preparedness from both the service providers and consumers regarding the principles, architecture and features of the new technology. Such preparedness will help all concerned to design,...
UK Open Banking APIs Performance Analysis: 2018
The 28 page report details the API performance of 11 major UK banks across a variety of technical performance measures through 2018. The report includes APImetrics proprietary Cloud API Service Consistency (CASC) scores for all 11 banks. CASC scores are derived using APImetrics active monitoring platform, which gathers data from up to 75 locations...
The Future of SME Banking: Minds Made for Redefining Financial Services
In this EY has outlined a number of questions they believe firms need to ask themselves with respect to how they can really help the SME community, considering how they can provide additional insight, tools and services that will best serve their customers. Firms that answer these questions the best are likely to come out on top, not just in this...