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Under the theme “The Convergence of the Real and Financial Sectors in SME Finance”, the Global SME Finance Forum 2019 will examine the different ways in which the real sector has entered the SME finance space, and the various ways in which financiers and regulators are coping with the “new kids on the block.” This year we celebrate the 5th anniversary of our flagship annual event in Amsterdam from October 7-9th. As part of event, on October 9th, more than 10 members only study tours are being organized to more than financial institutions and fintechs.
The SME Finance Forum's study visits are an integral part of the peer learning opportunities offered to our members. Whether members are looking to expand their SME lending, in the nascent stage of you their SME lending, or just thinking about starting SME lending, study visits offer the opportunity to learn best practices from highly respected peers.
During these tours, organized in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the latest fintech innovations and good practice in SME banking and non-financial services from local institutions.
Study Visit Hosts
Blanco: A banking platform for financial institutions that automates from client on-boarding to securities administration.
Deloitte: A creative digital consultancy based in Amsterdam at The Edge and the brand-new co-creation makerspace: The Garage, an innovation facility recently opened.
Dynamic Credit: An innovative asset management and direct lending firm. Founded in 2003, with offices in Amsterdam, New York and Jakarta.
Experian: A global information services company providing data and analytical tools.
FCI: A representative factoring network and association for the factoring & receivables finance industry with close to 400 members in 90 countries.
Funding Circle: A global SME loans platform, connecting SMEs who want to borrow with investors who want to lend in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands.
ING: A global full-service bank with 54,000 employees serving around 38.4 million customers, corporate clients and financial institutions in over 40 countries.
Medical Credit Fund: Fund dedicated to providing loans to SMEs in the health sector in Africa.
Rabobank: A cooperative bank, with more than a hundred local Rabobanks in the Netherlands focusing on international business and rural activities and on the Food and Agri sector.
Topicus: A cloud-based business lending platform called Fyndoo that makes financing accessible, efficient and transparent for all parties involved.
TREFI: A business clearing and risk management infrastructure service, providing tools and working capital focusing on entrepreneurs.
Priority access will be given to SME Finance Forum members who can attend for free (on a first come first serve basis). Non-members of the SME Finance Forum will have to pay a fee to attend the study tour.
If you are registered to the event, click here to register to the Study Tours.
If you are not registered to the event, please use the following link.