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eLearning: Credit Information Systems Focusing Small and Medium Enterprises
Non Financial Services
Credit Risk & Scoring
These course is intended to provide SMEs with the knowledge about MSME financing, credit information sharing, the role of credit information service providers, credit Reports, credit Score, and dispute resolution process.
eLearning: Secured Transactions, Collateral Registries and Movable Asset Based Financing
Supply & Value Chain Finance
Credit Risk & Scoring
Designed for World Bank Group Task Team Leaders, Collateral Registry Operators, Government Officials, Financial Institutions and Fintech players, the World Bank Group has developed a compelling and interactive online Learning Course on the topic of Secured Transactions and Collateral Registries reforms. Divided in four modules, this course aims to...
eLearning: Fundamentals of Credit Reporting
Non Financial Services
Credit Risk & Scoring
The Fundamentals of Credit Reporting Course will raise your understanding of the economic relevance, development impact and International Standards of Credit Reporting Systems. Through this course, the participants will also gain in key insights into the legal, institutional, operational and technical aspects of credit information solutions.
Strategises to Increase Access to Markets for Women-Owned SMES in South Africa
Financial Education
Gender Finance
Policy & Regulation
In South Africa, there is a $49 billion unmet financing demand for women entrepreneurs. Corporations and banks can collaborate with women-owned enterprises and provide solutions to bridge the financial gap. In this IFC fact sheet, learn the key challenges faced by women entrepreneurs, how partners are collaborating for progress and ideas for...
Investment Plan for Europe: €20 Million for Innovative SMEs in Luxembourg through EIF and BIL
Supply & Value Chain Finance
Sustainable Finance
European Investment Fund (EIF) and Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) extend InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility agreement; EUR 20 million available for innovative SMEs and small mid-caps. The latest breakdown of results by country and sector from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) has been released. The plan has mobilised almost...
Integrating Gender and Women's Financial Inclusion into the Central Bank of Egypt's (CBE) Framework
Non Financial Services
Gender Finance
Supply & Value Chain Finance
Policy & Regulation
Credit Risk & Scoring
Egyptian women who constitute half of the population, represent tremendous economic potential, while contributing to only 22.5 percent of total labor force - offer an estimated credit demand of USD283 million among female-owned SMEs. The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has achieved major accomplishments towards building an inclusive financial system...
Guide to the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Sustainable Finance
Policy & Regulation
Credit Risk & Scoring
This primer provides a quick reference on the “Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)”, a landmark legislation that defines the current national policy to promote, support, strengthen and encourage the growth and development of MSMEs. Enacted by the Philippine Congress in 1991 as Republic Act 6977, and amended by Republic Act...
Join More than 11,000 SME Finance Experts on the SME Finance Forum LinkedIn Group
Non Financial Services
Policy & Regulation
Credit Risk & Scoring
Digital Financial Services
Digital Transformation
The SME Finance Forum LinkedIn provides an opportunity for financial experts to view the latest news, reports, data and discussions regarding the SME finance field. The group is comprised of more than 11,000 bank executives, investors, advisory service providers and financial technology experts, who share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote...
A Global Review of Banks, Fintechs and SMEs
Credit Risk & Scoring
Digital Transformation
A new report by Fraedom reveals banks are working to address SMEs globally. According to the report, 61 percent of senior executives in the banks view SMEs as their current biggest growth opportunity, with a strong bias towards the medium enterprises (50-249 employees). Fintechs are also stepping up and becoming a catalyst for growth for SMEs,...
2018 Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises
Financial Education
Non Financial Services
Alternative Financing
Guarantees
Supply & Value Chain Finance
Credit Risk & Scoring
Having sufficient access to finance is an important determinant for the development of an enterprise. It is a well-known phenomenon that SMEs face different challenges when accessing finance than large scale enterprises (LSEs). LSE’s for instance, have direct access to capital markets whereas for SMEs this holds to a lesser extent or they have no...
A Guide to Supervising E-Money Issuers
Sustainable Finance
Policy & Regulation
Payments
A specialized regulatory window for nonbank e-money issuers (EMIs) is one of four basic regulatory enablers for inclusive digital financial services in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) (Staschen and Meagher 2018). For the purposes of this guide, EMI is defined as any regulated entity—bank and nonbank—that is dedicated to issuing e...
The International Debt Collections Handbook
Sustainable Finance
Credit Risk & Scoring
The International Debt Collections Handbook is a key tool for businesses when it comes to making decisions concerning collections in foreign countries. Each country report includes a snapshot of their current local economic situation, including GDP, major industries, import-export growth and Atradius Collections' local success rate. The chapter on...
2018 Year Of Evolution In Payments Revolution Ebook
Sustainable Finance
Credit Risk & Scoring
Payments
PYMNTS queried 25 executives well-seasoned in tech, payments and commerce to gain insight on everything from A to Z ― from AML to Zelle, you might say ― and beyond. How we buy, and sell, and keep track of it all, is also changing – not just for consumers, but also for businesses, and for the banks that cater to them. Treasury management...
The Truth Machine: Blockchain and the Future of Everything
Digital Financial Services
Digital Transformation
Erik Feyen, Lead Financial Sector Economist, FCI and Michael Casey, author and senior advisor at MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative presented The Truth Machine: Blockchain and the Future of Everything on Nov 5. View Feyen's presentation slides from the discussion. A walk through the 7,000 history of record-keeping and its role in helping...
Toolkit: Policy Making for an Inclusive Financial System
Financial Education
Non Financial Services
Policy & Regulation
As of 2018, the number of countries publicly committed to promoting financial inclusion tops 90 and continues to grow. Many of these countries’ financial regulators and supervisors are explicitly tasked with implementing policies and strategies on financial inclusion (I) alongside their core responsibilities for promoting micro- and...
Tool: Changing Change Management: Adapting Internal and External Culture In Times Of Digital Transformation
Non Financial Services
Sustainable Finance
Credit Risk & Scoring
Payments
The ease with which customers access digital financial services (DFS) can make such implementations appear deceptively simple – with just a click on a mobile phone and a customer will be able to make payments, save money, access credit, and even become insured. Launching a digital channel is not a simple endeavor however. It requires a relevant...
UN's 6 Principles for Responsible Banking
Sustainable Finance
Policy & Regulation
Credit Risk & Scoring
The Principles for Responsible Banking provide the banking industry with a single framework that embeds sustainability at the strategic, portfolio and transactional levels and across all business areas. The Principles align banks with society’s goals as expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. As society’s...
The Ideal SME Finance Deal
Financial Education
Supply & Value Chain Finance
Policy & Regulation
Tips and tools are revealed on how SMEs should approach seeking finance along with strategies to improve their success with gaining finance. Utilizing online resources and guides can help SMEs learn more about alternative finance options. “Industry associations such as the Federation of Small Businesses and Enterprise Nation, as well as local...
ABC’s of Blockchain
Supply & Value Chain Finance
Digital Transformation
FinDev Gateway compiled a guide to help individuals better understand what blockchain is and how it contributes to financial inclusion and development. According to the article, blockchain is a digital ledger which keeps records of all transactions taking place on a peer to peer network. A four step infographic, listing: digital ledger, encrypted...
Tool: New Digital Ecosystem Helps Foster Financial Inclusion in India
Credit Risk & Scoring
Payments
With the growth of digital divide rising, a new ecosystem developing in India features three “interrelated and mutually-reinforcing components” that will help support financial inclusion. These elements, according to the article include: National ID, bank accounts, and mobile phones provide the foundational layers and channels for people to enter...