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A Global Review of Banks, Fintechs and SMEs
A new report by Fraedom reveals banks are working to address SMEs globally. According to the report, 61 percent of senior executives in the banks view SMEs as their current biggest growth opportunity, with a strong bias towards the medium enterprises (50-249 employees). Fintechs are also stepping up and becoming a catalyst for growth for SMEs,...
UN's 6 Principles for Responsible Banking
The Principles for Responsible Banking provide the banking industry with a single framework that embeds sustainability at the strategic, portfolio and transactional levels and across all business areas. The Principles align banks with society’s goals as expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. As society’s...
Tool: New Digital Ecosystem Helps Foster Financial Inclusion in India
With the growth of digital divide rising, a new ecosystem developing in India features three “interrelated and mutually-reinforcing components” that will help support financial inclusion. These elements, according to the article include: National ID, bank accounts, and mobile phones provide the foundational layers and channels for people to enter...
2018 Women Business Owner Spotlight
Bank of America launched their third annual study, focused on the goals and challenges of women entrepreneurs across the country. The publication examines: rising business and economic confidence, leading the digital transformation and progress towards equal access to capital. Key points highlighted in the publication included: Women business...
Guide to Assessments of Fintech Credit Institution Licence Applications 2018
The purpose of this Guide is to enhance transparency for potential fintech bank applicants and increase their understanding of the procedure and criteria applied by the ECB in its assessment of licence applications. This transparency is also intended to facilitate the application process. The Guide is technology-neutral and seeks neither to...
Banking on Youth – A Guide to Developing Innovative Youth Savings Programs
This publication is a guide for deposit-taking institutions in any stage of youth savings program development––from those simply exploring the possibility of introducing youth savings, to those already offering youth products but looking for new ideas and strategies to improve performance.
Intellegrow: Customized Venture Debt for Indian SMEs
IntelleGrow provides tailored, flexible debt to small and growing businesses that have the potential to address India's development challenges. Founded in 2012, with funding from Intellecap and Shell Foundation, IntelleGrow has grown quickly to help fill a demonstrated market need for "missing middle" financing for innovative enterprises working...
Eurostars
Eurostars is a programme that supports research-performing small and medium enterprises, which develop innovative products, processes and services, to gain competitive advantage. Eurostars does this by providing funding for transnational innovation projects; the products of which are then rapidly commercialized. Eurostars is a joint programme...
Capital Access Network
Mobile Funder is a tablet-based solution that lets “on-the-move” small business finance reps to quickly and securely pre-quality prospects, authorize credit checks and propose multiple financing options.
Enabling SME enterprise access finance: Primer, diagnostic checklist and model scope of work
This research paper provides U.S. government (USG) program designers with a basis of technical understanding of approaches to enable access to financing for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets. This paper includes a Primer, a Diagnostic/Checklist, and a Model Scope of Work.