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Survey Finds Funding Gap is Stifling Small Business Growth in Australia

Research from SME Finance Forum member Xero revealed, that SMEs in Australia would borrow $80 billion over the next year, if funding was available. According to the research, SMEs reasoning for difficulty borrowing from a lender include:

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White Paper: Blockchain Beyond the Hype
This toolkit is based on real-world experience of blockchain in a variety of projects across a variety of industries that have been analysed by Imperial College London to develop an initial framework. The framework has been reviewed and further developed by members of the 2017 World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Blockchain and has been...
10 Reasons to be Optimistic that Full Financial Inclusion is Possible through Digital Payments
Continuing to advance financial inclusion by facilitating access to digital financial services is a vital element in tackling inequality, improving prosperity, and empowering individuals worldwide – a fact recognized by its prominence on the global private and public sector agenda. The UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance, a partnership of...
 EIF Interactive Map of Supported SMEs
The new EIF interactive map lets you search for businesses supported by EU-financing in your neighborhood. This map indicates the location of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have benefited from EU financial support through EIF-managed financial instruments. The map is indicative and based on reports received from financial...
Digital Credit in Tanzania: Customer Experiences and Emerging Risks
A new nationally representative phone survey conducted by CGAP in Tanzania examines whether the digital credit phenomenon is living up to this hype. They interviewed more than 4,500 Tanzanians, including 1,132 digital credit users, to understand who is using digital credit, how it fits into borrowers’ portfolios, and what risks are emerging. Their...
25 VC Firms Investing in Female-Founded Companies
Since the start of 2006, three venture capital firms—500 Startups, NEA and Golden Seeds—have closed more than 100 deals apiece backing female-founded companies in the US. Twenty-five investors have closed more than 50 deals each. As a follow-up to PitchBook's recent content on women in VC, including their interactive map of investment in female-...
Global Toolbox: Multilateral Development Banks to Support Private Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean
It takes more than one organization to advance development. That’s why Multilateral Development Banks are joining forces to support and strengthen private sector investments in developing countries across the globe. The Global Toolbox provides an interactive inventory of instruments available from multilateral development banks to support and...
Global Toolbox: Multilateral Development Banks to Support Private Investment in Europe
It takes more than one organization to advance development. That’s why Multilateral Development Banks are joining forces to support and strengthen private sector investments in developing countries across the globe. The Global Toolbox provides an interactive inventory of instruments available from multilateral development banks to support and...
Global Toolbox: Multilateral Development Banks to Support Private Investment in Asia
It takes more than one organization to advance development. That’s why Multilateral Development Banks are joining forces to support and strengthen private sector investments in developing countries across the globe. The Global Toolbox provides an interactive inventory of instruments available from multilateral development banks to support and...
Global Toolbox: Multilateral Development Banks to Support Private Investment in Africa
It takes more than one organization to advance development. That’s why Multilateral Development Banks are joining forces to support and strengthen private sector investments in developing countries across the globe. The Global Toolbox provides an interactive inventory of instruments available from multilateral development banks to support and...
Credit Information Systems Focusing Small and Medium Enterprises – ELearning Course for Financial Institutions
With a purpose to create knowledge among SMEs and Financial institutions about the Credit Reporting for SME segment, the World Bank Group has developed two compelling and interactive online Learning Courses on this topic. These courses are intended to provide SMEs and lenders with the knowledge about MSME financing, credit information sharing, the...