News

Member News: BNP Paribas Asset Management Launches SME Alternative Lending Platform

AltFi reports that SME Finance Forum member BNP Paribas Asset Management has completed its first UK loan on its new SME lending platform.

The loan, a six year senior unsecured amortising loan, was made to a specialist recruitment services company based in the West of England.

News

News

Global SME Finance Forum 2018 - Meet Our Study Visit Hosts
Join the Global SME Finance Forum 2018 on November 5 to access study visits to financial institutions and fintechs that have best in class, innovative ways of serving SMEs clients. The conference will showcase unique perspectives of industry leaders, rich experiences of successful practitioners, and the impactful financial innovations that...
Member News: ICICI Bank On-Boards Over 250 Corporates on Its Blockchain Platform for Trade Finance
SME Finance Forum member ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank by consolidated assets, announcee that it has successfully on-boarded over 250 corporates on its blockchain platform for domestic and international trade finance, the most by any bank in India. With this, leading Indian corporates, including ones from the ‘S&P BSE 100...
Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion Hosts Study Tour at Africa SME Finance Forum
The Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 provided more than 140 participants access to seven study visits to financial institutions and fintechs that have best in class, innovative ways of serving SMEs clients. The study tour took place in Nairobi, Kenya on May 14. One of the visits was to the Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, which is one of...
10+ Innovative Fintechs to Demo the Africa SME Finance Forum 2018
The Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 will examine the key challenges faced by MSMEs in Africa, and explore innovative local and global best practice solutions to promote youth entrepreneurship and enhance access to financing for MSMEs. The TechPitch will be held in the afternoon of May 15, and will provide an opportunity for innovative fintechs to...
Strands Finance's API Hub Offers Banks One Platform, Multiple Data Sources
Our member Strands' API Hub offers banks a single interface from which to connect to external services in an easy and secure way. Users can bring all their accounts together in one place, conveniently and securely. Product Overview: Allows users to see all their accounts in one place and banks to become a primary financial institution whilst...
SME Finance Forum Launches the Global SME Finance Awards
The SME Finance Forum is proud to announce the launch of the Global SME Finance Awards, a program celebrating outstanding achievements of financial institutions and fintech companies in serving MSME clients. In the last year, if your institution has successfully launched an innovative product or service for SME clients, achieved remarkable results...
First look at the Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 Marketplace
The Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 will examine the key challenges faced by MSMEs in Africa, and explore innovative local and global best practice solutions to promote youth entrepreneurship and enhance access to financing for MSMEs. The Marketplace, an exclusive opportunity for B2B introductory meetings, had over 100 participants at the Global SME...
Partner News: Opportunity Network Partners With VietinBank to Offer Clients Access to Innovative Growth-focused Digital Business Matchmaking Platform
VietinBank announced they are partnering with SME Finance Forum industry partner, Opportunity Network, to offer VietinBank's clients access to an innovative digital business matchmaking platform that promotes growth by connecting business owners to a network of more than 15,000 CEOs in over 113 countries. VietinBank is the first Southeast Asian...
Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 - Meet our Study Visit Hosts
Join the Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 to access study visits to financial institutions and fintechs that have best in class, innovative ways of serving SMEs clients (priority access will be given to SME Finance Forum members and is on a first come first serve basis for non-members). The conference will feature global good practices and cutting-...
Member News: Diamond Bank Appointed as a Forum Member Adviser to the World Economic Forum
SME Finance Forum member Diamond Bank has been appointed as a Forum Member Adviser to the World Economic Forum (“WEF”). The Forum aims to shape global, regional and industry agendas to deliver WEF’s mission of improving the state of the world. Diamond is the first Nigerian company and only the second African company to become a World Economic...