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FINTREK : Exploring New Frontiers in Fintech Investments in East Africa 2018
Even with the robust growth in FinTech, some questions remain unanswered - what spurred the FinTech growth? Is it scaleable? Is it sustainable? How are global economies such as India and China accommodating the FinTech disruption? This intellecap report traces back the evolution of FinTech on one of Africa’s early adopting regions, East Africa and...
Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2018
Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2018 contributes to filling the knowledge gap in SME finance trends and conditions. This annual OECD publication provides information on debt, equity, asset-based finance, and conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented by an overview of recent policy measures to support access to finance. By...
Accessing India’s Equity Markets: Reform, Perform and Transform
ASIFMA, the financial industry’s leading regional trade association, today released its report “Accessing India’s Equity Markets: Reform, Perform and Transform”. The new report is a comprehensive analysis providing recommendations on the development of India’s equity markets which are vital to the overall economic growth of the country. It was...
Small Business Credit Survey: Report on Women-Owned Firms
Majority women-owned firms, where 51 percent or more of the business is owned by women, are an important segment of U.S. businesses. Since 2007, women-owned firms in the United States, both the self-employed and firms with employees (“employer firms”), have been growing—in number and as a share of all U.S. firms. As of 2015, women-owned firms...
European Small Business Finance Outlook December 2017
This European Small Business Finance Outlook (ESBFO) provides an overview of the main markets relevant to EIF (equity , guarantees, securitisation, microfinance). It is an update of the June 2017 ESBFO edition. The researchers start by discussing the general market environment, then look at the main aspects of equity finance and guarantees/SME...
Financing SME Growth in Kenya – Briefing Note
This paper is part of a series of resources that FSD Kenya has developed around transforming finance for enterprise. These resources provide detailed information about best practice and are intended for use by financial service providers and those supporting such institutions which are entering the SME market. This briefing note presents a profile...
 Small Business Finance Markets 2016/17
The British Business Bank’s Small Business Finance Markets 2016/17 report shows that credit conditions for small businesses continue to improve, with a notable increase in the volume of asset finance and peer to peer business lending. Economic uncertainty has, however, had an impact on small business confidence, with a drop in the number of...
Liquidity events and returns of EIF-backed VC investments
Despite the sometimes intensive media coverage and exuberant storytelling around the industry, venture capital (VC) investors tend to operate in highly opaque markets. On this premise, this work contributes to the literature via a hand-collected dataset of about 3,600 EIF-backed VC investments made in the 1996-2015 period, with the aim to analyse...
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) recognises the importance of ensuring small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can access equity market financing. This research identified globally-consistent barriers and opportunities for enhancing access to equity market finance. The research results are derived from surveys of companies, investors and market...
Digital Disruption Revisited - What FinTech VC Investments Tells Us About a Changing Industry
2016 was the year when the Chinese FinTech dragons roared and some previously feted Western FinTech leaders wilted. In our first Digital Disruption GPS report, we argued that China was very important to the FinTech story (March 2016, link here). In this follow-on report, we follow the venture capital (VC) and corporate investments money trail to...