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BGŻ BNP Paribas Bank in Poland, as part of the development of the ecosystem for newly formed companies and in collaboration with a fintech called Findoor, launched a platform called przechodzenaswoje.pl (Setting out on your own), which is intended for people who want to start or have just started their own business. Przechodzenaswoje.pl is the first portal in Poland...
ING Bank, the sixth largest bank in the Romanian banking system in terms of assets, has recently launched several new products for its SME customers. The latest is an instant credit line, called ING SRL, which provides financing of up to lei 350,000 (EUR 76,000) to companies with a turnover from EUR 20,000 to EUR 2 million. The product is targeted to...
For TBC Bank (Georgia), SME Banking is a whole ecosystem that not only involves lending to SMEs or opening current accounts. Tamuna Zhizhilashvili, Deputy Director of Marketing Communications & Business Banking at TBC Bank (Georgia), talked about this during the Caucasus18 SME Banking Club Conference in Tbilisi (May 17-18, 2018). Here, we publish key messages from Tamuna’s presentation. About TBC Bank Relationship model At...
Innovation Description Although relatively still new for banks, non-financial services are proving to be viable trend that banks can’t afford not to embrace. In the last 5 years 20% of banks across Europe alone have embraced the non-obligatory duty of offering non-financial services to their SMEs and business banking customers. It’s time that banks wake up and start developing innovative...
Recruitment has opened for the first edition of Alior Bank Startup Accelerator – Alior Bank’s new acceleration program dedicated to startups. The Bank is looking for solutions which would address its business needs and generate added value for customers. Applications can be submitted until July 15th, 2018. Alior Bank’s Startup Accelerator mission is to identify new innovative banking technologies. The...
Bank Zachodni WBK has launched a pilot project that will provide services to SME customers through virtual relationship managers (virtual RMs). The project will enable entrepreneurs to quickly and conveniently contact a virtual RM by telephone or through a computer, laptop or tablet from anywhere in Poland and around the world. Virtual RMs can also offer access to more...
In the 11th episode of SME Banking Club Podcast Series, we speak about automation of factoring for SME customers with Daniel Huszar, Head of Sales at efcom (Germany).   OG: Before we start talking about technology, tell us please about yourself, what is your pass to efcom and what do you exactly do? DH: I’ve been connected to efcom and working for efcom for...
For the fourth time, SME Banking Club on May 17-18 gathered SME Bankers in Tbilisi (Georgia) at the Caucasus banking conferences devoted to financial services for SMEs in that region (#caucasus18). More than 70 attendees from 12 countries and 39 financial organizations took part in this year’s conference. Pre-conference day on May 17 was devoted to onsite visits to 3 Georgian...
During the Caucasus18 SME Banking Club Conference in Tbilisi on May 17-18, Olena Gryniuk talked to Maya Margie Younes, Head of the Marketing Group at BLC Bank (Lebanon) about the non-financial services for SMEs that the Bank has implemented, and about women entrepreneurship in Lebanon. BLC Bank was incorporated in 1950. It is part of Fransabank Group, which is the 4th largest banking group. While BLC...
In May 2018 a group of SME Bankers from Egypt – representatives of commercial banks and Egyptian Banking Institute – came to Poland to learn best practices of banking solutions for small business companies. SME Banking Club hosted the Tour and visits to Polish banks working with SMEs, and some fintechs. Krzysztof Pulkiewicz showed how BanqUP works with SME customers...

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