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The Economics of Banking on Women: 2018 Edition

This report is based on information gathered in the GBA’s Women’s Market Analytics Survey — the only collection of global banking data measuring the performance of financial institutions serving the Women’s Market, with four years of performance data and over 400 data points per institution.

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IMF Releases the 2017 Financial Access Survey, Tracking Access to Financial Services
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released the results of the eighth annual Financial Access Survey (FAS). The FAS collects annual data on indicators tracking financial access—an important pillar of financial inclusion. It provides insights on the availability and use of financial products such as consumer and firm deposit accounts, loans, and...
2017: International Financial Inclusion Funding Data
The 2017 edition of CGAP’s annual Cross-Border Funder Survey reports funding commitments from the 23 largest international funders of financial inclusion, representing 80 percent of the full set of over 54 international funders and 73 percent of the global estimated funding commitments for financial inclusion in 2016. Major project themes in 2016...
Survey Finds 80 Percent of SMEs Value Trust Over Cost When Choosing a Technology Partner
The SAP Business Partnership Study shows that three out of four small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) see IT and technology vendors not just as an external resource but as vital to their business. More and more technology vendors are being used by business leaders for consultation (76 percent), for insight and advice (79 percent) and to anticipate...
Survey: UK SMEs Say Banks Haven’t Changed Since Financial Crisis
Twenty-four percent of UK SMEs believe that banks have failed to change the way they behave since the global financial crisis in 2008. The survey of UK SMEs from CivilisedBank, the new UK business bank with a Local Banker network, also reveals that over half (55%) of those surveyed believe that it is not a priority for banks to act in a ‘civilised...
2017 SME Financing Survey
Findings from the second edition of the SME Financing Survey conducted by SPRING Singapore, revealed that about 13% of SMEs sought external financing in the past year and out of these, 90% that applied for debt financing1 were successful in their applications. The most commonly cited purpose by over 60% of SMEs that sought external financing2 in...
Q3 2017 SME Health Check Index
The Q3 2017 SME Health Check Index finds that: SME Health Check Index falls to lowest level since January 2014 - falling from 56.3 in Q2 of 2017 to 46.9 in Q3 Six out of eight Index measures have worsened in last quarter - employment, revenue, confidence and net business creation indicators are all down SME business costs increased by 2.5% this...
Will Cash Disappear?
The New York Times analyzes consulting firm Capgemini's estimate that electronic payments will grow about 10.9 percent a year between 2015 and 2020. Norway tops the list, with 99 percent of their adults having made a digital payment.Germany lands the second place at 96 percent, followed by the United States at 92 percent and Japan at 89 percent...
TD Bank Small Business Survey 2017
TD Bank conducted an online survey among small business owners whose annual revenue/sales is $1,000,000 or less. This April 2017 survey focuses on understanding business owner expectations, confidence, challenges and use of specific products. Considerations for expansion included adding new products or services is the top path for expanding the...
SME Test Benchmark 2017
EUROCHAMBRES assessed how the European Commission applied the SME test by analyzing 13 impact assessments (IAs) on legislative initiatives of relevance to SMEs, such as geo-blocking, posting of workers and insolvency, published in the period of July 2015 - January 2017. One of the main findings was despite the strong emphasis by the current...
The Disconnect Between Banks and SMEs in Digital Finance
According to the International Finance Corporation, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up 99% of the 125 million companies in the world, and these SMEs contribute a staggering 49% of global GDP. The opportunities are huge for any bank willing to offer the fully digital, personalised service they are seeking. As the Fintech partner for...