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Bitbond, a Fintech Lender and Security Token Issuer, Looks to Partner with Gibraltar Stock Exchange
Bitbond, a Fintech Lender and Security Token Issuer, Looks to Partner with Gibraltar Stock Exchange. Bitbond said the two companies are “in discussions regarding a future cooperation.” Recently, GSX announced it would list digital debt as well as derivatives, thus enabling what could become the largest sector of their business as debt markets are...
Member News: Access Bank has concluded the first phase of a Facebook programme to empower women in SMEs
Member News: Access Bank, in partnership with She Leads Africa, has concluded the first phase of a Facebook programme aimed at empowering women in SMEs on how to leverage digital platforms to drive growth in their businesses. The training, aimed at scaling up the skills of small business owners to take advantage of the captive market on social...
Member News: Ant Financial, third in the ranking of the Top Chinese Internet Players
Member News: Ant Financial/MyBank, third in the ranking of the Top Chinese Internet Players as per China Internet Report 2019 just released. Read the full report https://lnkd.in/dV5bQZz
IFC Technical Note: Mainstreaming Gender and Targeting Women in Inclusive Insurance: Perspectives and Emerging Lessons
IFC works with insurers to create products targeted to the needs of women at various stages of their lives as well as for women-owned SMEs—while creating income generating opportunities for women as insurance agents and distributors. IFC recently collaborated with some of its partners to produce a collection of notes and case studies,...
E-book: Capturing our Impact: Harnessing Innovation for Financial Inclusion
This e-book presents impact stories, videos and photos that put faces behind the numbers and illustrate that digital innovation not only unlocks basic, life-changing financial services for low-income people, but it also enables the delivery of clean water, solar energy, education and other essential products and services. For instance, in Yemen,...
Report: The European Small Business Finance Outlook for June 2019
The European Small Business Finance Outlook for June 2019 provides an overview on equity finance and how SME securitization market has performed well, showing low default rates in Europe. Special chapter dedicated to Fintech. The report also highlights that one in four SMEs still report severe difficulties in accessing finance, pointing out...
Member News: IFC Provides $65 Million to XacBank to Expand Lending to Small Businesses in Mongolia
IFC will provide a $65 million loan to SME Finance Forum Member XacBank to support the expansion of access to finance for more than 44,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), to create jobs and promote economic diversification in Mongolia. “Mongolia’s micro, small and medium sized enterprises now account for about 50 percent of the...
Case Study: “Designing Products and Developing Institutions to Serve Low-income Women” in Nigeria, Tanzania and Malawi
Lessons learned on engagements with mainstream commercial banks to serve low-income women. Major takeaways from this publication include: How to develop a successful digital savings product for women, how to create sustainable financial products for youth and their families, must haves for credit programs focused on women-owned businesses, and...
Fintech Vietnam Startup Map 2019
With 35 startups and platforms, payments is the most populated fintech segment. Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is the second largest fintech segment in Vietnam with over 20 startups. Blockchain and cryptocurrency is another area mentioned in this article that witnessed significant traction in the past years. See the map in this article >>
Member News: Mastercard and ING Turkey to make it possible for SMEs to use their android smart phones as POS devices.
Member Mastercard and ING Turkey have partnered to allow MSMEs to use their android smart phones as POS devices. In order to accept card payments through their mobile devices, merchants have to be ING customers and will need to download ING application.