724. Insights: Are SMEs being served globally?

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724. Insights: Are SMEs being served globally?

Benjamin Ensor is joined by some great guests, from Global Ventures, Novo, OakNorth Bank, and Spiralem, to look at the business banking options and challenges for small and medium-sized businesses across the world.

Our expert host, Benjamin Ensor, is joined by some great guests to ask: "Are SMEs being served globally?”

This week's guests include:

  • Bruno Diniz, Co-Founder, Spiralem
  • Dani Lima, Executive VP of Infrastructure , Novo
  • Rob Pearce, Technical Advisor - CEO's Office, OakNorth
  • Said Murad, Partner, Global Ventures

No matter where you’re tuning in from - at some point, you’re likely to have heard that independent small businesses are the backbone of your economy.

But to date, that backbone of entrepreneurs and small business owners has often lacked the proper support needed from financial services.

According to the World Economic Forum, 67% of small and mid-sized companies globally are fighting for survival.

Our panel of experts discuss: the banking options for SMEs globally, the challenges across markets, and what could the future be in this space.

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Special Guests: Bruno DIniz, Dani Lima, Rob Pearce, and Said Murad.