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Best Practice in SME Banking - new edition

By: Paolo Cespites
Publish date: August 2011

Some banks have blamed the recent shortfall in small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) lending on a lack of demand. A more cynical view from the sector suggests that banks are discouraging demand by charging high prices or are taking a cautious approach to lending. Government policies such as the Merlin Project in the UK have increased pressure on banks to disclose what they are doing to make credit available to SMEs.

The new edition of this popular research report tackles the main issues regarding best practice in SME banking. It analyses the ways in which banks approach SMEs in terms of outreach, offering, and risk-based considerations.

The report contains previously unpublished data, a number of global case studies and a comparison of SME banking practices in developed and developing countries. Product and risk implications are analysed with regard to the gap between established and emerging markets.

Read this report to:

  • Understand the crucial role of SMEs and the need to serve them 
  • Investigate the drivers and barriers to SME engagement
  • Overcome obstacles to engagement with SMEs
  • Understand the legislation driving SME best practices
  • Succeed in serving the SME segment
  • Develop an effective product offering
  • Read global case studies

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