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Global SME Finance Forum 2017 - Meet our Study Visit Hosts

The Global SME Finance Forum 2017 will be held November 1-3 in Berlin, Germany. This annual flagship event of the SME Finance Forum, which focuses on “digitization of SME finance,” will convene senior executives from financial institutions, fintechs and regulators from both emerging and developed countries.

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Global SME Finance Forum 2017 - Meet our Study Visit Hosts
The Global SME Finance Forum 2017 will be held November 1-3 in Berlin, Germany. This annual flagship event of the SME Finance Forum, which focuses on “digitization of SME finance,” will convene senior executives from financial institutions, fintechs and regulators from both emerging and developed countries. The two-day conference taking place on...
Member News: Vipera partners with Mambu for mobile banking solution
Mobile financial services and digital customer engagement solutions provider Vipera announced a partnership with Mambu on Friday, which it described as “a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) alternative” to traditional core systems powering banking and lending. The AIM-traded firm said it was extending its mobile-first banking solution by...
New payment solution developed in partnership between Visa and fintech Validus helps SMEs resolve capital crunch
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be able to receive payments faster through a virtual credit card solution which facilitates cash flow to businesses. Developed in partnership between credit card company Visa and FinTech developer Validus, the payment solution is the first of its kind in Singapore, and seeks to unlock capital for SMEs to...
Member News: How Ant Financial, Part of Alibaba, Will Dominate Finance
Alibaba has been a trailblazer in many ways. One area that Alibaba wants to dominate is finance for both consumers and SMEs and they are well on their way. Ant Financial , their financial services subsidiary, is executing on this vision and last week Eric Jing, CEO of Ant Financial, delivered a presentation explaining their approach. To put the...
Awareness key barrier to SME lending growth
While tighter banking restrictions have forced more small and medium enterprise (SME) borrowers towards non-bank lenders, a lack of awareness is still hindering real growth within the sector. The Disruption Index, which has been jointly developed by small business lender Moula and research and consulting firm Digital Finance Analytics (DFA), puts...
At $3 Billion in Loans, Amazon is Quickly Becoming a Huge SME Lender
Amazon announced today that it had originated over $3 billion in loans to more than 20,000 small businesses since 2011. One billion of those loans came in the past 12 months. Peyush Nahar , VP for Amazon Marketplace, released a statement on the milestone; “We created Amazon Lending to make it simple for up-and-coming small businesses to...
The Role of Social Media in Extending Financial Opportunities – FinTech Examples
The number of social media users worldwide has reached 2.34 billion and is expected to grow to ~2.95 billion by 2020. Social media users generate 500 million tweets every day, and share 1.3 million pieces of content on Facebook every minute of every day, not mentioning other widely adopted channels. Two things allowed social media to become a...
First look at the Global SME Finance Forum 2017 Marketplace
SME Finance Forum 's annual flagship event, to be held on 1-3 November in Berlin, Germany, will bring 400+ senior executives from commercial banks, development finance institutions, fintech companies, as well as regulators to focus on leveraging digital banking to serve MSME. The Marketplace , an exclusive opportunity for B2B introductory meetings...
Dubai startups get new funding sources
Platform offers SMEs crowd funding and peer to peer finance. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund (MBRF), which is the financial arm of Dubai SME, and finance platform Beehive have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to aid small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with their financing needs. The MoU will enable SME owners in Dubai to obtain loans...
European banking associations present high level principles for banks’ feedback on SME credit applications
The European Banking Federation, together with four other European banking associations (EAPB*, EACB , EMF-ECBC and ESBG ), presented today a set of high-level principles regarding the communication between SMEs and banks around loan applications. The principles, developed in discussions with European SME organisations, aim at promoting high...