Tagged: international finance corporation

IFC Launches $4 Billion MSME Finance Platform for Emerging Markets

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, has launched a new initiative to facilitate financial support for small businesses in emerging markets, particularly those owned by women and those in the agriculture and climate sectors. The MSME Finance Platform will channel… Read More

IFC Grants $10m Loan to Uzbekistan’s Ipak Yuli Bank for SME Development, Women’s Economic Empowerment

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is allocating a $10 million loan to Uzbekistan’s Ipak Yuli Bank in a bid to bolster the bank’s lending initiatives directed at small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially those owned by women. The… Read More

IFC Proposes €150m Sustainability-Linked Financing for Lion’s Head Investments

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has proposed a sustainability-linked financing package of €150 million to support Lion’s Head Investments AD (LHI), a commercial property investment platform in Bulgaria and Romania. The investment will be used for the acquisition… Read More

Fintech: IFC Commits to Fostering Financial Inclusion through Digital Services in Nepal

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) formalized an agreement to strengthen the fintech ecosystem in Nepal, focusing on increasing the adoption of electronic payments and fostering innovation in digital financial services. This collaboration is part… Read More

IFC Commits Record $11bn to 108 Projects in Asia Pacific

World Bank Group member International Finance Corporation (IFC) has committed a record $11 billion to 108 projects in Asia and the Pacific this year to alleviate poverty and increase prosperity amid challenges such as climate change, gender inequality, food and energy insecurity, and higher inflation…. Read More

Uplinq Partners with the SME Finance Forum, Part of World Bank Group

Uplinq, a global credit & scoring assessment platform for small business lenders, has partnered with SME Finance Forum – an entity that is managed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of the World Bank Group. SME Finance Forum was established by the G20 Global… Read More

Open Banking Exchange (OBE) Chosen by IFC to Conduct Open Finance Program in the Philippines

As open finance continues to evolve as an international movement, it’s critical for various world  regions to compare different implementation methods before selecting the best or most appropriate system. The Open Banking Exchange, the international unit of Open Banking Europe, has been established to guide… Read More

ASEAN Financial Innovation Network Partners with R3 on CBDCs

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) has partnered with R3 to build and test central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). CBDCs have emerged as a hot topic of governmental innovation – fueled in part by the rise of stablecoins utilized as digital references of fiat currency…. Read More

Fintech will Play a Key Role in COVID-19 Recovery Phase, According to VP for Asia and Pacific at International Finance Corporation

Alfonso Garcia Mora, VP for Asia and Pacific at International Finance Corporation, recently commented on how Fintech can play a key role in a post-COVID environment. Mora, whose comments came during “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia” from the sidelines of the Singapore Fintech Festival, said that the… Read More

Huge: Mobile Lending Company WeLab Raises $220 Million with Backing from Alibaba

One of the fastest growing Fintech’s in China has raised USD $220 million. WeLab, a Hong Kong-based mobile lending platform founded in 2013, has closed funding round of $220 million including both strategic debt and equity funding with the backing of Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund,… Read More

The Monetary Authority of Singapore & the International Finance Corporation Join in Fintech Cooperation

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have signed a “Memorandum of Cooperation” agreeing to establish and develop the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN). AFIN will strive to increase the adoption of Fintech innovation and… Read More

Afluenta Secures $8M During Series B Funding Round From International Finance Corporation & Elevar Equity

On Thursday, Argentina-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, Afluenta, announced it has secured a total of $8 million during its recent Series B funding round. Funds raised from the round were from International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Elevar Equity (each invested $4 million). Afluenta previously stated that… Read More

Beehive to launch first peer-to-peer lending platform for SMEs in UAE

Dubai-based Beehive officially launched the region’s first peer-to-peer (P2P) online lending platform today, offering a new funding alternative for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Beehive’s online platform is easy to use and offers a marketplace that directly connects established businesses with smart investors so… Read More

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