Publications

SME Lending in Ireland Increased

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) published its midyear 2017 update, which said €855m in lending supported 21,132 SMEs by the end of June 2017. This is an increase of 57% on the €544m in SBCI-supported lending at the end of December 2016.

Publications

Publications

What’s Happening in the Missing Middle? Lessons from Financing SMEs
What’s Happening in the Missing Middle? Lessons from Financing SMEs , is an initial effort to share experiences, analyze failures and learn from practices. These SME Finance Quick Lessons were initially developed for an internal World Bank Group audience (and, in particular, the members of the SME Finance Community of Practice), the intent with...
SME Lending in Ireland Increased
The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) published its midyear 2017 update, which said €855m in lending supported 21,132 SMEs by the end of June 2017. This is an increase of 57% on the €544m in SBCI-supported lending at the end of December 2016. Agriculture accounted for the highest percentage of at 23.2 percent or 3,687 SMEs. The...
Gender Intelligence for Banks— Moving the Needle on Gender Equality
Gender Intelligence for Banks — Moving the Needle on Gender Equality is the result of a joint partnership between the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) and Habib Bank Limited (HBL) in Pakistan. The initiative’s goal is to promote gender equality within banks and to develop insights into how gender intelligence programs can positively impact...
How Financial Institutions and Fintechs Are Partnering for Inclusion: Lessons from the Frontlines
A joint report from the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion and the Institute of International Finance provides insight from SME Finance Forum members and friends, including MasterCard, ICICI Bank, Bancolombia, and BBVA Bancomer. This publication explores why financial institutions partner with fintechs to pursue financial inclusion, banks,...
Mambu: Loan Origination in the Cloud
The global unbanked and underbanked market continues to grow exponentially each year, and will reach an estimated three billion individuals and over 250 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the next several years. This segment of the banking industry has the potential to reach over $150bn of new revenue and steal up to 10% of...
Digital Financial Inclusion: Emerging Policy Approaches
The G20 HLPs set out suggested actions that countries can pursue to promote digital financial inclusion. Many countries are now implementing measures in line with the HLPs, including the introduction of country strategies to increase the use of digital financial services, efforts to foster innovation and manage potential risks through test-and-...
Fintech Trends Report India 2017
PwC and Startupbootcamp are stationed at the heart of the FinTech ecosystem in India. Startupbootcamp scouts for and supports promising, early-stage startups in the country, while PwC advises a wide-range of corporate and institutional clients on leading FinTech issues. For its first program in India, Startupbootcamp FinTech analysed more than...
BBB Annual Report 2017
Over the past year, the British Business Bank has broadened and expanded their support for smaller businesses, cementing there place as a key enabler of finance markets in the UK. Their market impact continues to grow, as borne out by strong delivery against our Key Performance Indicators. The chair, Christina McComb said the bank had moved from...
 Small Business Finance Markets 2016/17
The British Business Bank’s Small Business Finance Markets 2016/17 report shows that credit conditions for small businesses continue to improve, with a notable increase in the volume of asset finance and peer to peer business lending. Economic uncertainty has, however, had an impact on small business confidence, with a drop in the number of...
Exchanges Support the Growth of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises? Lessons from India, South Africa, and Jamaica
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), jointly created a survey with the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets to compare how approaches to SME boards have varied across countries. They conducted this evidenced-based research, believing that prior to, there was very little data at the country level that comprehensively examines the...