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Member News: Bitbond successfully paid out Germany’s first bond coupon on-chain
Member Bitbond, a Berlin-based Fintech company that leverages blockchain technology, announced that they successfully paid out Germany's first bond coupon on-chain by sending funds to their token holders' stellar accounts . Earlier this year they pioneered European debt capital markets by issuing Germany’s first compliant security token. Read more...
New Alliance Launches to Help Regulators Deploy Tech and Build Smarter Financial Regulation
Backed by Fintech Entrepreneurs and VCs, Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR) Launches at Money20/20 Washington DC – Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – To help regulators embrace technology and integrate innovation into their organizational DNA, Jo Ann Barefoot, former Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, and David Ehrich, co-founder of fintech credit...
Photo Credit: Business in Cameroon
Eneo , a Cameroonian utility company, launched a prepaid service, a solution that “allows clients to tailor their consumption to their budget. The clients control their consumption thanks to an extended reloading offer available 24 hours a day". Eneo partnered with member Ecobank Cameroon , Orange Money, and AfrikPay, who are already operational...
Photo Credit: Business in Cameroon
Eneo , a Cameroonian utility company, launched a prepaid service, a solution that “allows clients to tailor their consumption to their budget. The clients control their consumption thanks to an extended reloading offer available 24 hours a day". Eneo partnered with member Ecobank Cameroon , Orange Money, and AfrikPay, who are already operational...
A new method of invoice financing that connects businesses with financiers
Finturi was one of the fintechs that participated in the TechPitch demos during the Global SME Finance Forum 2019 in Amsterdam last October. Co-founder Erich Schnoeckel presented a new method of invoice financing that connects businesses with financiers and helps businesses borrow money against invoices developed by Finturi. Learn more in this...
Photo credit: CDC Group
Gender lens investing is on the rise, with bold initiatives such as the G7’s 2X Challenge led by development finance institutions (DFIs) which has committed to investing $3 billion in businesses that advance gender equality by December 2020. SME Finance Forum member CDC Group is among the DFIs that have signed up to the 2X Challenge and gender...
Data Sharing in Credit Markets Publication Cover
The present study, presented in Brussels, analyses whether sharing more comprehensive data improves the functioning of credit markets in European countries. Assuming that mechanisms to share data do exist, does a higher comprehensiveness in the data collected matter for credit markets? The study answers this by firstly analysing whether higher...
Euler Hermes Digital Agency social media card
Washington, D.C., October 21st, 2019 – Euler Hermes Digital Agency became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. “200 million businesses...
Hidden Power of Japanese Economy - Book Cover
This study of the Japanese model about the development of the Credit Guarantee System provides an in-depth analysis of the credit guarantee system behind the rise and sustainment of Japan’s economy, and explains how it can benefit Turkey. It outlines the credit guarantee system in Japan, which, in view of the author, the General Manager of SME...
Youxin Financial Customer Stories 2019 - Cover
Youxin Financial provides personal financial services to customers around the world. The company is committed to using financial technology to provide innovative and financing solutions for micro and small businesses across China and contribute to the development of the real economy. In this publication, Youxin Financial shares an analysis of...