SMEBanking continues to be highly sophisticated for key players across the valuechain including SME Banks, Commercial Banks, State Banks, policies makers aswell as credit guarantors. Whilst local, regional and international banks arepushing for growth in SME financing, lending environment remains unexpectabledue to various risk factors relating to SMEs' management transparency,financial monitoring, credit history & worthiness, collateral reliability,heterogeneous banking requirements, banking products distribution &operational costs, ..., as well as banks' internal appetite for SME Lending. Asa result, SMEs in Asia continues to be the most financially underserved andunserved with access to banks’ finance across all regions making up justaverage 8-20% of total banks’ loans. Without capital support – a critical toolto encourage entrepreneurism, SMEs sectors around the world, most particularlyacross Asia’s nations face challenges in furthering the role as the growthpillar of economies.
Returningto Singapore in March, 2017, SME Banking Asia Summit series will continue toplace great emphasis on unsecured lending through addressing its conventionalbusiness risks characterised by lacking credit data, potentially high NPLrates, sophisticated segmenting strategies, challenging processes of productsdevelopment & relationship management, as well as high operational expenses(OPEX) that are pressing senior commercial/SME Banking decision-makersdetermined and committed to refining benchmarkable practices to increase SMELending rates and acquire more significant share across all fast-growingregions in Asia.
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