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Mohammad Bin Rashid Fund Partners With Metis Consultancy To Support SMEs

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund (MBRF), a fund established by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to finance the UAE's youth and SME projects, has now set up a post-fund monitoring service for its portfolio companies.

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Mohammad Bin Rashid Fund Partners With Metis Consultancy To Support SMEs
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund (MBRF), a fund established by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to finance the UAE's youth and SME projects, has now set up a post-fund monitoring service for its portfolio companies. Appointing Metis Management Consultancy to carry out this special service...
BB, IFC to Aid Development of Bangladesh Women SME Entrepreneurs
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has secured a deal with the Bangladesh Bank for the development of women SME entrepreneurs. IFC will provide technical assistance to develop credit guarantee scheme for women entrepreneurs under the project, "Catalysing access to finance for women SME entrepreneurs in Bangladesh”. Designed to provide...
EBRD Loans $2M for Female-Run Tajikistan MSMEs, Farms
The EBRD is providing a senior loan in Tajikistan currency, equivalent to US $2 million, to IMON INTERNATIONAL, the largest microfinance institution in the country. The loan will the development of women’s entrepreneurship and of agribusiness in Tajikistan. IMON is the second financial institution to join the EBRD’s Women in Business programme in...
EBRD Launches Women in Business Programme in Tajikistan
The EBRD’s Women in Business programme is expanding into Tajikistan, making it the 17th country to benefit from improved financing and business advice for female entrepreneurs. The Bank has allocated US $10 million to the Women in Business programme in Tajikistan. As well as access to finance, the award-winning programme will help women access the...
Starbucks, USAID to Support Young, Women Coffee Farmers in Colombia
Skills training and technological tools will be provided to 1,000 young coffee farmers in areas of Colombia that were previously affected by conflict. The initiative was launched in partnership Starbucks and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This is one part of a range of measures which the coffee chain says forms...
Bank Windhoek ESME mentor program
One in five people in Nambia are employed in the SME sector and contribute over 12 percent to the gross domestic product. Bank Windhoek has experienced that in addition to financing, the major need of start-ups and small and medium businesses is mentoring. Mentorship guides SMEs on how to run a successful and sustainable business. As an SME...
Member News SIDBI Announces Certified Credit Counsellor Program
SME Finance Forum member, SIDBI, has created a program to address the challenges the MSME sector faces regarding credit. The Certified Credit Counsellor program for the MSMEs is a response to the findings of the 4th MSME census that revealed only 7 percent of SMEs can avail financing from organizations. This provides an opportunity for the growth...
SME Segment Forcing Banks to Launch Non-Banking Services
Crediting and opening a deposit are no longer the only services that SME customers demand from banks. Consultations, training, office space, ‘ATM car’ and even translation services are what modern banks offer their clients in response to growing demands. Another challenge for the banking sector is coming from Generation Z. Having grown up with...
SME Finance Forum-CapitalPlus Exchange Partnership
We are pleased to announce a partnership with CapitalPlus Exchange (CapPlus) that allows us to expand the SBBN network CapPlus piloted to a much broader range of industry players including fin tech companies and investment funds. The SBBN is being phased out over 2015 and its membership merged with that of the SME Finance Forum. As members of the...
Nigeria: Ecobank Launches SME Club
Ecobank Nigeria has launched SME Club to offer preferential business support, products and services to its teeming customers across the country. The Club also serves as a platform for adding value to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through information mining, networking and capacity building. According to Jibril Aku, Managing Director, Ecobank...