Publications

Cover of Small Business Spotlight - FinRegLab publication

This Small Business Spotlight report by FinRegLab provides an overview of applied research based on data from six non-bank financial services providers, two of which are SME FInance Forum's members —Accion,

Publications

Publications

2019 Global Survey -Overcoming the Trade Finance Gap: Root Causes and Remedies
BNY Mellon released its "Overcoming the Trade Finance Gap: Root Causes and Remedies" report, which finds that the trade finance gap remains a significant issue for global trade, according to 100 global, regional, and domestic banks, specialist trade providers and other market participants responding to its survey. The $1.5 trillion global trade...
Digital Commerce and Youth Employment in Africa
The Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BFA released Digital Commerce and Youth Employment in Africa, new research that shows 80 million young people will benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa by 2030. These findings indicate that the digital commerce sector has the potential of disrupting the future of work on the continent...
Banking in the Digital First World: A New Reality for SME Banking
SMEs have continued to face hardships, despite being a vital source to economic growth. One issue regarding SMEs, is their ability to “outpace” banks. In the report by Medici, solutions for this problem included: cognitive accounting platforms, invoice discounting, e-invoicing, SME credit scoring & lending, API-based bulk payouts, expense...
Bringing Direct Deposit to the Unbanked
The February 2018 edition of PYMNTS.com's Disbursements Tracker covers New industry offerings to more quickly get money in the hands of winning bettors and help employees reach firmer financial footing and features a story by Adam Rust, managing director of WiseWage. He explains how the company helps businesses lower costs and better serve workers...
Fintech Trends Report India 2017
PwC and Startupbootcamp are stationed at the heart of the FinTech ecosystem in India. Startupbootcamp scouts for and supports promising, early-stage startups in the country, while PwC advises a wide-range of corporate and institutional clients on leading FinTech issues. For its first program in India, Startupbootcamp FinTech analysed more than...
Optimizing the Financing to the Supply Chain - eFactor Network
The experience in funding suppliers using technology, makes of eFactor network the leading provider in offering an open multi-bank platform that allows PRIME ENTERPRISES (buyers) to offer a credit line to its suppliers, allowing them to accede to immediate funding. Prime Enterprises, banks, and suppliers are connected to an electronic factoring...
Financing Patterns of European SMEs: An Empirical Taxonomy
While research in SME financing has strongly increased over the recent years, studies focusing on the analysis of financing patterns of SMEs in Europe are still lacking. The research presented in this working paper provides an integrative perspective of such SME financing patterns by identifying and analysing in detail the use of various financing...
The role of factoring for financing SMEs
This research paper discusses factoring which is a type of supplier financing in which firms sell their creditworthy accounts receivable at a discount and receive immediate cash.