SME banking: a specialist bank or integrated service within a retail/commercial bank?
Chartered Management Institute
MAY 9, 2011
I have attended the Africa SME Banking Conference in Johannesburg in early May, organised by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – part of the World Bank. Having heard several presentations and held few discussions over those 3 days I am under impression that the SME banking model needs a specialist bank rather than an all-purpose one which can apply different risk tolerance and underwriting processes compared to those used in traditional banking risk management model.