Standard Bank targets Africa's SME sector

The Standard Bank Group is now financing SMEs, tapping into a lucrative segment that was previously ignored by mainstream lenders but is increasingly on the agenda for most African governments, Reuters reports.

Factoring in North Africa

Margrith Lutschg-Emmenegger, President of FIMBank, talks to Factorscan about doing business in the changing north African environment and how recent unrest in the region could effect its development of factoring.

Fund to provide $225m for African SMEs

A new regional fund aimed at supporting SMEs in African countries has been launched under a scheme packaged by a South African multinational specialist finance and development organisation