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Your Bank Must Answer These 5 Questions To Rule The SME Banking World

SMEs are no longer an afterthought for banks. They now represent a lucrative money-spinner, and we’re not talking about loans. We’re talking about digital tools that SMEs not only want, but are crying out and willing to pay for.

Banks are in an enviable position, as they have an unrivalled platform to offer SMEs what they want and to tap into a new revenue stream. But first, they must ask themselves these five vital questions.

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Topics: Financial Management for Small Business (BFM), BFM, business finance

Author: Victoria Yasinetskaya, Marketing Director on Nov 23, 2016

SME Finance Forum CEO Matt Gamser on the FinTech opportunity in emerging economies

Matthew Gamser is the CEO of the SME Finance Forum. For the past 11 years, he has worked for the International Finance Corporation in a variety of roles, including leading its advisory work for the financial sector in the East Asia-Pacific region.

With over 30 years of experience in private enterprise and financial sector development, Matt has worked with commercial banks and non-bank financial institutions in broadening and deepening services to households and enterprises previously lacking formal finance.

Matt is a supporter of Strands Finance, which recently joined the SME Finance Forum as a member. Our Marketing Director Victoria Yasinetskaya sat down with Matt to find out more... 

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Topics: Financial Management for Small Business (BFM), BFM, business finance, financial inclusion, SME banking, Africa fintech, CBA, business banking, SME Finance Forum

Author: Nicole Harper, Content Manager on Jun 3, 2016

Revolutionizing the Digital Experience in SME Banking

Where do SMEs fit in the fintech boom? Not only has this important demographic gone woefully underserved in regular retail banking, but now SMEs seem to be largely overlooked in digital banking initiatives as well.

Many banks worry more about data privacy than offering a superior customer experience to their business banking clients, but they’ve got it backwards: the SME customer is exactly where banks need to start when it comes to reimagining and upgrading the digital experience in small business banking.

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Topics: Financial Management for Small Business (BFM), SMEs, BFM, SME banking

Author: Cesar J. Richardson, VP Sales and Operations (Americas) on Mar 25, 2016

3 FinTech pathways to becoming your SME customers' primary bank

In a recent survey 500 of small businesses across the US and UK, BCSG found that mobile & online banking has overtaken branches as the channel of choice for SMEs to receive financial services. However, although there is still a considerable demand for business financial management (BFM) tools in the SME space (especially for bookkeeping, expense management & business planning), only about 30% of those surveyed actually had a software solution in place.

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Topics: Financial Management for Small Business (BFM), Digital Transformation, Unbanked, Underbanked, BFM

Author: Cesar J. Richardson, VP Sales and Operations (Americas) on Sep 22, 2015

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