"big institutions like OLAM and Unilever are increasingly involved in value chain financing mechanisms for SMEs. some specialised banks like Rabobank are also doing the same. This method of finance is also developing.."
"Nigeria is a big country. the public sector institutions (development finance institutions) may not have always had the epected outreach and successfully. But private financial institutions that are active in Abudja and Lagos are increasingly…"
"Facilitating good certified BDS services, simplifying the licencing requirements, establishing SME stock exchanges, creating legislation and facilitating the establishment of credit bureaus, simplifying and reducing tax payments for SMEs, supporting…"
"almost everything can be leased. and is a good way to support SMEs without taking undue risk. Although some countries have limitations on recuperating the asset in case the SME doesnt pay which again becomes a constraint for financial institutions…"
"Mobile banking and branchless banking offer opportunities to reach out to larger MSME communities as well. Financial institutions also require support to reduce the risk of financing SMEs. Various guarantee mechanisms now exist to support financial…"
"Hi import duties and limitation of export of funds are important constraints. Sometimes larger business do not face teh same constraints as they access priviliged services from the givernment agencies. We have also tried to support franchising as a…"
"1) Most banks still do not finance SMEs and if they do provide short term financing only. They require significant collateral which SMEs usually don’t have due to collateral registration problems that are…"