Washington D.C June 2023 – Vayana joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation.
“Since 2016, we’ve been implementing our mission to build a global membership to support better SME financing, and since then, we’ve established a network with over 240 active member institutions, which operate in over 190 countries sharing the common purpose of helping under-served enterprises. We are delighted to welcome Vayana, India's largest Supply Chain Finance Network.” said Matthew Gamser, CEO of the SME Finance Forum.
Today, a large percentage of MSMEs in India, don’t have access to formal credit. With the aim to accelerate the GDP growth of supply chains, Vayana offers affordable and easily accessible trade credit for every member of the supply chain. Financial institutions too, have limited data on MSMEs credit worthiness, Vayana’s data analytics solution helps banks and corporates extend credit with greater confidence and accuracy to the right borrowers and partners. With 1 out of every 4 e-invoices in India flowing through Vayana, enterprises get 100% e-invoicing assurance with India's first multi-IRP integrated GSP, further strengthening the compliance capabilities across the chain.
In a nutshell, Vayana brings the business essentials of Credit, Cashflow, Compliance and Analytics under one roof; creating opportunities for all entities in the supply chain including Lenders, Anchors and MSMEs to experience end-to-end supply chain visibility and closer collaboration.
“By joining the SME Finance Forum, Vayana aims to access valuable insights, resources, and partnerships that will help us better serve our clients and further our mission of enabling financial inclusion for SMEs. We are particularly interested in participating in the Forum's events and working groups, as well as accessing their research and knowledge resources to contribute to discussions and initiatives that support SMEs around the world.” says Vinod Parmar, Group CFO – Vayana.
About SME Finance Forum
The SME Finance Forum was established by the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) in 2012 as a knowledge center for data, research, and best practice in promoting SME finance. As an implementing partner for the GPFI, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) was tasked with managing the initiative. The Forum operates a global membership network of +240 members that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs.
Discover the SME Finance Forum members: https://www.smefinanceforum.org/members/member-list
Vayana is India's largest Supply Chain Finance platform offering a range of Trade credit and Trade enablement solutions for all the tiers of Supply Chains. Financing over USD 14 Billion+ each year, with over 2,00,000 enterprises across 1,000+ supply chains, Vayana is the preferred partner in supply chain finance. As a RBI licensed Payment Aggregator, Vayana operates one of India’s largest B2B payment platforms.
Vayana connects corporates and their trade ecosystems to provide digital, convenient, and affordable access to credit for their payables and receivables. The network today spans across 600 cities and 2000+ pin codes in India and extends to 23 countries around the globe. To enable credit flow to deep tiers of the supply chains, Vayana also offers risk assessment and monitoring solutions for supply chains.
Vayana is India’s largest GSP (GST Suvidha Provider), facilitating GST, E-Way bill filing and E-invoicing for numerous corporates and lakhs of SMEs. This platform has processed over 6 billion GSP API calls, with 1 in every 4 e-invoices being generated through Vayana.
Furthering its objective of bringing Supply Chain Finance to every business, Vayana is one of the first entities to operationalise its ITFS (International Trade Finance Services) platform through Vayana TradeXchange at GIFT City, under the guidelines issued by International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA).