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Leader Dialogue Series - Interview with H.E. Achille Bassilekin III, Cameroon Minister of SME, Social Economy, and Handicrafts
Financial Inclusion
Learn from H.E. Achille Bassilekin III, Minister of SME, Social Economy, and Handicrafts, about SME development in Cameroon. “We have been developing some tours to ensure that we facilitate the financial inclusion of small businesses in my country. In that vein the Head of State decided the establishment of an SME bank...which is the financial...
The Promise of Fintech for Micro and Small Enterprises
Fintech
Nearly 500 million micro and small enterprises (MSEs) are estimated to be operating around the world. Access to credit and other financial services is critical to the growth and sustainability of these businesses, and consequentially to the low-income and vulnerable populations which rely on MSEs for their livelihoods. Yet despite decades of...
Happy Holidays from the SME Finance Forum !
Dear Members, Partners, and Friends,  Working together during 2022 has been a pleasure, and we're proud to have you all with us. 2022 was a turbulent year in global markets, and SMEs all over the world have been dealing with soaring inflation, disrupted supply chains and volatile foreign currency markets. And yet, we have been inspired by how our...
Leader Dialogue Series - Interview with H.E. Dr. Chea Serey, Director General of the National Bank of Cambodia
Gender Finance
Learn from H.E. Dr. Chea Serey, Director General of the National Bank of Cambodia, about women empowerment and women's access to finance in Cambodia. “We have been working on access to finance particularly for women and committed to reduce exclusion rates by half by 2024…we have come up with a national financial inclusion strategy involving all...
New Member Koltiva card
Rural & Agriculture Finance
Washington D.C., December 26th, 2022 – Koltiva joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “When we started in 2012, we...
Leader Dialogue Series - Interview with Aria Widyanto, Director & CRSO of Amartha
Fintech
Learn from Aria Widyanto, Director & CRSO of Amartha, about Amartha’s shift toward fintech. “We innovate …and therefore we favored fintech in 2016, and since then we are building more digital products…during the pandemic in 2020 we were ready to serve and retain our customers because we have started our digital transformation processes.” The...
Member Asante sets foot in Rwanda offering mass transit service operators short-term financing
Alternative Financing
Digital Financial Services
Digital lending or alternative lending is a catalyst to inclusive financial services for segments that are not a key target for traditional financial institutions. The use of AI-powered decisioning systems for evaluating individual credit eligibility by digital lending platforms has now become critical for micro, small and medium enterprises (...
Leader Dialogue Series - Interview with Manfred Borer, CEO of Koltiva
Rural & Agriculture Finance
Fintech
Learn from Manfred Borer, CEO of Koltiva, about the integration of fintech in agribusiness during the COVID and post-COVID era. “Everyone talks about digitization...but I still see a future in a hybrid model. We have several hundred field agents across Indonesia...because our industry clients, agrobusiness, know they need boots on the ground for...
 ACLEDA Bank Plc. joins the SME Finance Forum
Financial Inclusion
Gender Finance
Supply & Value Chain Finance
Trade Finance
Washington D.C., December 7 th , 2022 – ACLEDA Bank joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. “ When we started in 2012,...
Leader Dialogue Series - Interview with Ongki Dana, President Director of BTPN
Sustainable Finance
Learn from Ongki Dana, President Director & Commissioner of BTPN , about capacity building and the mindset-shift in SME Finance.   “If our customers are SME and MSME...they will always need money from us...so we need to build their capacity to grow...it is crucial to both have the financial and the non-financial and going digital enables us to...