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PODCAST: $5 trillion and counting – the MSME Finance Gap
Following on our recent agreement with TFG’s as an industry partner for the SME Finance Forum, this podcast features our CEO, Matt Gamser, interviewed by host Deepesh Patel (DP), Editor, of the Trade Finance Global. Trade Finance Talks is a podcast from Trade Finance Global (TFG) featuring global experts, and learnings about the latest trends,...
Interview with Matthew Gamser, CEO, SME Finance Forum by the Digital Frontiers Institute
This interview is part of Digital Frontiers Institute's course on Digital MSME Marketing , and has been reproduced with permission of the Digital Frontiers Institute. Copyright 2020, Digital Frontiers Institute. Members can request password to smefinanceforum@ifc.org
Welcome Farmerline to the SME Finance Forum social media card
Washington, D.C., June 8th, 2020 – Farmerline 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. “40 percent of small and medium businesses...
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A group of more than 25 development finance institutions (DFIs) including IFC - International Finance Corporation is scaling up cooperation in response to COVID-19. They have committed to provide and mobilize billions of dollars of funding to help the private sector deliver critical healthcare supplies, ensure micro, small, and medium businesses...
Rapid Assessment of Business Needs by Niger Business Angels Network
This evaluation report highlights an exhaustive situation of what Nigerien businesses are going through in general and more particularly those grouped within "emerging women" in particular since the COVID-19 was declared in late March in Niger. It is a real question of survival that is played out for these companies confronted as highlighted by...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has so far spared Africa in terms of reported cases and casualties, yet the lockdowns in place have significantly hurt African economies. awamo , a digital, mobile banking platform, and credit bureau, specially designed for MFIs, has analyzed real-time transaction data of rural and semi-urban microfinance institutions from...
Member News: nanopay joins the SME Finance Forum global membership network
Washington, D.C., May 19th, 2020 – nanopay Corporation 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. “40 percent of small and medium...
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Last December, we invited Nick Ogden, founder of ClearBank and WorldPay, to our offices for a presentation about RTGS, and a new interbank network the company was developing, where the benefits of the real-time gross settlement are uniquely matched to real-time guaranteed liquidity. RTGS Limited was founded by Nick Ogden, the entrepreneur who, as...
Member News: Proparco and IFC to collaborate on accelerating COVID-19 recovery
Member Proparco and IFC have agreed to collaborate more closely to create markets, mobilize private sector investment, and support economic recovery in developing countries in the wake of the COVID-19 global crisis. The agreement addresses a full range of collaboration activities with an emphasis on three key areas. First, it details the approach...
CreditEnable presents We Move Forward in white background with blue letters
Member CreditEnable launched the “We Move Forward” initiative designed to help SMEs keep their businesses safe during the COVID-19 crisis. Offering free financial health checks and access to working capital loans, CreditEnable plans to provide 600,000 SMEs with this free service over the next month. Speaking about the initiative, CreditEnable CEO...