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Learn in this publication how member 4G Capital use machine learning technology to provide scalable credit services for individual clients in Kenya, where the MSME finance gap is over $19 bn, making it the largest in Eastern Africa.

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World FinTech Report 2018
Capgemini and LinkedIn, in collaboration with Efma, developed the World FinTech Report 2018 based on a global survey encompassing responses from traditional financial services firms and FinTech firms including banking and lending, payments and transfers, investment management, and insurance. Questions sought to yield perspectives from both FinTech...
Taking Women Entrepreneurs to the Bank in Romania
IFC and Garanti Bank Romania launched a joint report highlighting the importance and impact of increasing access to finance for the country’s women entrepreneurs. “Taking Women Entrepreneurs to the Bank in Romania”, shows the impact of Garanti Bank Romania’s Women SME Banking Program. Garanti Bank was the first bank to focus on the needs of women-...
Building an Impact Economy: A Call to Action for the Philanthropy Sector
Impact Entrepreneur and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors have released, Building an Impact Economy: A Call to Action for the Philanthropic Sector . The document is a distilled version of the longer report that features a roadmap and call to action for philanthropic organizations "to use their capital in a way that more directly supports the...
Key Strategies for Banks Expanding Reach to MSME Segment in Kenya
Banks continue to boost financial inclusion in Kenya by providing retail finance to the MSME segment. The banks’ total SME lending portfolio in December 2013 was estimated to be 23.4% of their total lending portfolio but considering that the largest percentage of businesses in Kenya are in the MSME sector, financing to MSMEs should continue to...
BDRC SME Finance Monitor Q2 2017
After the significant events both in the UK and globally in 2016 (EU referendum, Donald Trump etc), the first half of 2017 included a snap general election and the start of the Brexit negotiations. This report provides an overview of how SMEs have reacted to these events over time. The SME Finance Monitor surveys 4,500 businesses every quarter...
Mastercard Report: Building Electronic Payment Acceptance at the Base of the Pyramid to Advance Financial Inclusion
This report developed by the Global Acceptance team at Mastercard recognizes the important role for merchant acceptance of electronic payments in advancing Financial Inclusion. Furthermore, it moves the conversation forward by uncovering insights into how to advance electronic payment acceptance at the base of the pyramid. In the report, several...
SME Attitudes to Borrowing
This survey was carried out on behalf of Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance (HCIF) and included individual responses from 502 companies in the U.K. Overall 67.13% of the companies surveyed have sought out external sources of financing in the past 12 months, although 35.06% of them will try to avoid borrowing money if at all possible. The main reason...
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...