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Morocco Credit Guarantee Corporation Joins 150 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance

Washington, D.C. January 29, 2019 – Morocco Credit Guarantee Corporation (CCG) became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. 

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Member News: CreditEase Wealth Management Awarded Best Social Impact Project in Wealth and Society in China
SME Finance Forum member CreditEase Wealth Management received the Best Social Impact Project in Wealth and Society in China award at The Global Wealth and Society Awards 2018. The London-based Global Wealth and Society Awards Programme seeks to recognize high and ultra-high net-worth individuals who use their wealth to bring about positive...
Member News: Funding Circle Partners on New Reporting Platform
SME Finance Forum member, Funding Circle partnered with top fintech reporting and analytics platform, dv01. According to the article, the partnership will allow institutional investors who use dv01 to conduct analysis on marketplace lending and mortgage loans and bonds to access Funding Circle's US SME loan performance data on dv01. Investors will...
Member News: Fidor Works with Afin to Launch an API Exchange
The Asean Financial Innovation Network (Afin) has launched API Exchange, a cross-border marketplace and sandbox for financial institutions and fintech firms to work together on financial inclusion projects. The organisation has put together a consortium led by IT firm Virtusa, and which includes German digital bank Fidor, which is a SME Finance...
Member News: DBS Launches Website to Aid SMEs with Digital Adoption
The 99 Percent campaign is back to help SMEs go digital. The campaign, launched by DBS, a SME Finance Forum member, and Singtel will help strengthen SMEs online presence. In addition to digital support there will be a new business-to-business (B2B) marketplace available for SMEs, which is set to launch at the end of 2018, with the help of DBS...
Member News: Common Wealth Bank Partners with Tech Giants to Deliver SME-Driven Program
The Common Wealth Bank of Australia (CBA) teams up with Amazon, Google, Salesforce, Mastercard, Phoria and UsTwo, to provide a program that encourages the use of digital technologies. The program aimed at SMEs in Victoria is geared toward helping them embrace innovation. The announcement was revealed at the Small Business Festival, where CBA is...
Member News: OPIC Explores Opportunities to Link American Investors with Zambian Entrepreneurs, Including Women.
SME Finance Forum member, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) President and Chief Executive Officer Ray W. Washburne traveled to Zambia where he toured Zambia’s first utility scale solar power facility which is being supported by a $13 million OPIC loan and a $26 million loan from the International Finance Corporation to Neoen and...
Member News: CreditEase Product ShangTongDai Wins Award at The Asian Banker China Country Awards 2018
SME Finance Forum member CreditEase, a Beijing-based leading FinTech conglomerate in China, announced that its product ShangTongDai won “The Best API Product Initiative, Application or Programme” award and became the only non-bank financial services company winning The Asian Banker Transaction Award. The fellow winners of The Asian Banker Awards...
Member News: Intesa Sanpaolo Wins Innovation Award
The Efma–Accenture Banking Innovation awards program is an initiative which aims to identify and award the most innovative projects in the retail banking sector at a global level. This program is in it’s fifth year, with the aim of sharing worldwide best practices in the retail banking distribution and marketing arena. Innovations in ten...
Global Annual Price Tag for SME Manual Administration Tasks: $600 Billion
This study for Sage looks at the cost to small and mediumsized enterprises of administration tasks, including both operational and regulatory requirements. Analysing a survey of over 3000 companies across 11 countries, we consider whether technology can be used to reduce this burden, and how governments can encourage its take-up. The report...
ICC and WTO Launch ‘Small Business Champions’ Initiative and Open Call for Proposals
A joint effort to facilitate participation by smaller companies in international trade was launched by World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Secretary-General John Danilovich. The initiative, entitled 'ICC-WTO Small Business Champions', will provide a platform for companies and...