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Observations from the BIIA Forum 2011: The SME Dilemma – Lack of Access to Finance

The SME Dilemma:  Eliminating Information Asymmetries – A Challenge and Opportunity for the Business Information Industry BIIA had invited Tony Lythgoe, from the IFC (World Bank Group) to provide an overview of the key findings from recent IFC work on the impact of information asymmetries on SME finance in developing countries, particularly the report titled ‘Scaling-Up SME Access to Financial ... Read More »

World Bank Issues General Principles on Credit Reporting for the Financial Services Sector

The World Bank, in collaboration with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), various central banks and members of the information industry represented by ACCIS (Europe), BIIA (Asia Pacific) and CDIA (USA), has been working on developing universal standards for credit reporting. The standards have been unveiled for the first time in a public forum at the World Bank / IFC ... Read More »