APEC FIDN Conference on Strengthening Credit Infrastructure – A Roadmap to MSME Innovation

The APEC Financial Infrastructure Development Network (FIDN) invites BIIA and its members to attend a conference on the topic of Strengthening Credit Infrastructure – A Roadmap to MSME Innovation.  This free but by invitation only event.  BIIA members who would like to attend need to contact the BIIA secretariat before November 18th, 2016: For further information contact Peter Sheerin,  BIIA Regional ... Read More »

IFC and BIIA Take Key Roles in the Development of Cross Border Sharing of Credit Reports in the Mekong River Region

Under the leadership of the IFC and BIIA and with the support of ABAC, the National Bank of Thailand, the National Credit Bureau of Thailand, representative from the Thai Bankers Association and the Board of Trade of Thailand and eight credit reporting service providers (CRSPs) from China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR met in Bangkok on 4 – 5 ... Read More »

APEC to Develop Road Map for Expansion of Microinsurance and Disaster-risk Finance

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) member-economies will develop a road map for expanding the coverage of microinsurance and disaster-risk finance in a bid to mitigate the impact of natural disasters particularly on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Finance Undersecretary Gil S. Beltran, in an international forum on trade financing, said the creation of the road map and network of ... Read More »

BIIA Participates in Financial Infrastructure Development Network (FIDN) Workshops

Representing BIIA, Peter Sheerin was recently invited as a global credit reporting expert to attend as a speaker the first (of two) Financial Infrastructure Development Network (FIDN) workshop(s) on March 14-15, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The FIDN initiative is an integral part of the 2015 APEC Finance Ministers’ Cebu Action Plan which in part focuses on the key areas on ... Read More »

APEC Formally Unveils Financial Infrastructure Development Network (FIDN)

MANILA, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) — The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies formally launched Thursday an initiative that will make financial services accessible to more micro, small and medium-enterprises (MSMEs). Launched in Makati City, Metro Manila, the Financial Infrastructure Development Network (FIDN) is a network that brought together experts from the public and private sectors, including international organizations and industry ... Read More »