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Tag Archives: IFC (World Bank Group); SME Access to Financial Services

IFC (World Bank Group) Establishes the SME Finance Forum

The SME Finance Forum (SMEFF) is a part of the G20’s Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion. SMEFF is a platform for sharing knowledge in small and medium enterprise finance, for promoting best practices, and for collecting data to help set standards in this field.   SMEFF has been created because improving financing for SMEs is critical for creating and sustaining jobs ... Read More »

World Bank Issues General Principles for Credit Reporting

The World Bank, in collaboration with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the IFC (International Finance Corporation), various central banks and members of the information industry represented by ACCIS (Europe), BIIA (Asia Pacific), CDIA (USA) and the Latin American Credit Reporting Association, has been working on developing universal standards for credit reporting.  Following a six months consultative period the World ... Read More »

Potential Business Information Opportunities in Emerging Markets

The G-20 Financial Inclusion Expert Group’s (FIEG) SME Finance Sub-Group recommends Scaling-up SME access to Financial Services in developing countries.  The key to making it happen lies in the development of supporting infrastructure and credit information. The International Finance Corporation (IFC World Bank Group), as the lead advisor to G-20 Financial Inclusion Expert Group’s (FIEG) SME Finance Sub-Group, issued a ... Read More »