Publications

Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2017: An OECD Scoreboard

Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2017 provides information on debt, equity, asset-based finance, and framework conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented with an overview of recent policy measures to support access to finance in 39 countries. The sixth instalment of this annual publication provides a solid evidence base to improve SME policy making.

Publications

Publications

Retail banks wake up to digital lending
As retail banks gradually digitalize their activities, they’ve focused largely on the most frequent customer transactions, such as checking a balance or remote deposit. Much of the lending arena, with the exception of credit cards, has taken a back seat. Recent analysis by Bain & Company and SAP Value Management Center finds that most banks...
Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2017: An OECD Scoreboard
Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2017 provides information on debt, equity, asset-based finance, and framework conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented with an overview of recent policy measures to support access to finance in 39 countries. The sixth instalment of this annual publication provides a solid evidence base to...
La PYMES: un segmento de importancia para la economia y para la banca
En America Latina, segun leralpymela (2012) la PYME contribuye al empleo con un 64% del mismo y al PIB en un 40% del total. Sin embargo, de acuerdo con el documento Economic Outlook 2013 SME Policies for Structural Change, la PYME encara un dignostico complicado dadas unas condiciones de baja productividad laboral y del capital, remuneracion...
G20 Workshop on 'Helping SMEs Go Global' : Chair's Summary
Hosted by the German Presidency on February 24, the G20 workshop “Helping SMEs Go Global - Moving Forward in SME Finance“, brought together more than 150 experts from G20 countries, development finance institutions, and the private sector to discuss issues related to advancing financial inclusion for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...
Bank Ownership: Trends and Implications
This paper presents recent trends in bank ownership across countries and summarizes the evidence regarding the implications of bank ownership structure for bank performance and competition, financial stability, and access to finance. The evidence reviewed suggests that foreign-owned banks are more efficient than domestic banks in developing...
Sponsorship Brochure - Global SME Finance Forum 2017
The Global SME Finance Forum is an annual global meeting of leaders from banks, fintech companies and government institutions, working on accelerating access to finance for small businesses. This year’s event will take place in Berlin, Germany, which also holds the G20 Presidency. The action-packed 3–day event will include study visits to high-...
Financing Patterns of European SMEs Revisited : An Updated Empirical Taxonomy and Determinants of SME Financing Clusters
This EIF Working Paper investigates financing patterns of European SMEs by looking at different financing instruments and their complementary or respectively substitutive use, based on the SAFE dataset collected in 2015. Applying cluster analyses, the authors develop an empirical taxonomy of SME financing patterns in Europe. In order to...
China MSME Finance Report 2016
This is the eighth annual report on China's MSME finance development, produced by a team led by Shi Jianping and Yang Rubing of the Central University of Finance and Economics. The report provides a comprehensive review on the development of the so-called Micro and Small Finance (MSF) market in China, meaning credit services to Small and Micro...
Strengthening Access to Finance for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria
MSME segment is an important engine of growth, employment and social cohesion in Nigeria. However, similar to MSME experience globally, the sector continues to face harsh business environment. The MSME Study in Nigeria titled: Strengthening Access to Finance for MSMEs in Nigeria , which covered over 3,000 entrepreneurs, 18 banks and government/...
Alternative Lending through the Eyes of “Mom & Pop” Small-Business Owners: Findings from Online Focus Groups
In this Federal Reserve of Cleveland report, authors Barbara Lipman & Ann Marie Wiersch established an objective of gauging small business owner’s perception of the relatively recent phenomena of online lending. For their purposes they defined a small company as having 20 or fewer employees generating less than $2 million in annual revenues...