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By Lending More to Women, Tunisian Banks Could Help Drive Growth: New IFC Report

By ramping up their lending to female entrepreneurs, banks in Tunisia could dramatically increase their profits while also driving economic growth across the country, says a new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.

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EBA Report on the Impact of FinTech on Incumbent Credit Institutions' Business Models
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published the first products of its FinTech Roadmap, namely (i) a thematic report on the impact of FinTech on incumbent credit institutions' business models and (ii) a thematic report on the prudential risks and opportunities arising for institutions from FinTech. Both reports fall under the wider context of...
Report on the Affordable Capital for SME Growth Inquiry
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, released a report from the Affordable Capital for SME Growth inquiry on June 29. Launched in April 2018, the inquiry explored the range of international and national initiatives that sought to address the funding gap for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Lenders...
Member News: BNP Paribas Survey Reveals that Trust is the Key Component for Corporate Treasurers in an Increasing Digitalized Environment
The 2018 Corporate Treasury Insights report, released by SME Finance Forum member BNP Paribas and Boston Consulting Group reveals that acquiring and building a reliable relationship takes a combination of factors that include inherent trust, delivery excellence and a strong relationship model. According to the 700 corporate treasurers and...
Basic Regulatory Enablers for Digital Financial Services
It has been more than 10 years since CGAP first studied emerging financial services models that use agents as alternative delivery channels and digital technology to connect customers to their financial services providers. CGAP has been exploring the potential to advance financial inclusion through what was then called branchless banking, but...
Whitepaper: Transforming Data into Action
As businesses generate and manage vast amounts of data, companies have more opportunities to gather data, incorporate insights into business strategy and continuously expand access to data across the organisation. Doing so effectively—leveraging data for strategic objectives—is often easier said than done, however. This report, Transforming data...
State of the Agent Network, India 2017
In two years, India’s story of financial inclusion has shifted from account opening to account usage. Supported by enabling technology and focused policy moves, India presents a clear example of how policy imperatives can drive the agenda of financial inclusion. 2017 was a positive shift from 2015. During this time, new models like payments banks...
The Decline in Access to Correspondent Banking Services in Emerging Markets: Trends, Impacts and Solutions
Global banks have been limiting correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) with local banks in emerging and developing economies – a practice referred to as “de-risking.” A new World Bank report – The Decline in Access to Correspondent Banking Services in Emerging Markets: Trends, Impacts and Solutions – examines what effect this trend has had on...
Cyber Risk Management Response and Recovery
Cyber insurance is a new and rapidly evolving field and many directors and management teams are uncertain how to assess its value. This report positions cyber insurance within a comprehensive cyber risk management framework, provides an overview of evolving coverage options, and identifies key questions for directors to explore with management to...
New BIS Report Says Use Central Bank Digital Currency Very Cautiously
Central banks must carefully weigh the implications for financial stability and monetary policy of issuing digital currencies, according to a report from the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the Markets Committee. The report considers a wholesale CBDC (for use in financial markets), and a general purpose CBDC (for use by...
Fintech Lending to SMEs: Improving Transparency and Disclosure
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), FinTech Australia and theBankDoctor.org released a report on February 28, 2018, which outlines the steps taken by fintech lenders to increase transparency and disclosure. The report, Fintech Lending to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Improving Transparency and Disclosure...