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Guide to the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

This primer provides a quick reference on the “Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)”, a landmark legislation that defines the current national policy to promote, support, strengthen and encourage the growth and development of MSMEs.

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Join More than 11,000 SME Finance Experts on the SME Finance Forum LinkedIn Group
The SME Finance Forum LinkedIn provides an opportunity for financial experts to view the latest news, reports, data and discussions regarding the SME finance field. The group is comprised of more than 11,000 bank executives, investors, advisory service providers and financial technology experts, who share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote...
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,...
The Truth Machine: Blockchain and the Future of Everything
Erik Feyen, Lead Financial Sector Economist, FCI and Michael Casey, author and senior advisor at MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative presented The Truth Machine: Blockchain and the Future of Everything on Nov 5. View Feyen's presentation slides from the discussion. A walk through the 7,000 history of record-keeping and its role in helping...
ABC’s of Blockchain
FinDev Gateway compiled a guide to help individuals better understand what blockchain is and how it contributes to financial inclusion and development. According to the article, blockchain is a digital ledger which keeps records of all transactions taking place on a peer to peer network. A four step infographic, listing: digital ledger, encrypted...
Financial World: Finance-As-A-Service API PlayBook
Data exchange through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) has become increasingly popular as it facilitates industry wide innovation and increases business agility. This API-oriented approach towards technology architecture has generated a lot of attention. Banks and financial institutions are adapting quickly to rapid changes in consumer...
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...
Payments Execs Map Out What’s Next for the Next Half of 2018
PYMNTS.com has released Mid-Year 2018 Checkpoint ebook that maps outwhat payments executives believe is next for the year. Half way through 2018, innovation within the payments space follows no timetable. PYMNTS.com asked several stakeholders across processing, banking, digital payments and other areas to share with us what trends shaped the first...
56 FinTech Companies in Nigeria, Three Serve SMEs
Nigeria has an opportunity to establish itself as one of the hottest FinTech hubs. Professionals emphasize significant FinTech opportunities in Nigeria that could potentially redefine the financial services landscape over the next five years. Let’s Talk payments, has identified and listed 56 FinTech companies in Nigeria. Included in the list are...
MEDICI Powered By Let's Talk Payments
MEDICI is FinTech’s premier global knowledge database with 7,400+ FinTech company profiles, 200+ research items, 5,000+ insights from Let’s Talk Payments, and direct engagement. MEDICI is created, designed, and curated by a team of global FinTech experts who understand SME Finance Forums members’ need for global, contextual FinTech knowledge...
How Banks Can Survive and Thrive In The Digital World
The team at AnalogFolk, London-based global digital creative agency, examine the trends impacting the financial services industry. The publication offers pathways to make tangible innovation happen through case studies, timelines and articles. FinTech, startups and demographic approaches are covered.