Helping SMEs Access Finance: The Importance of Responsible Finance Providers
Civitas explores the role of Enterprise Lending CDFIs to meet the financing needs of underserved small enterprises (January 2017)
Civitas explored the role of Enterprise Lending CDFIs to meet the financing needs of underserved small enterprises given the decline in bank lending to these groups, especially those based in underserved areas.
The report considers the evidence of for finance from underserved small businesses and in turn how this demand can be met – it explores the crucial role that CDFIs can play and their activities to date. Finally, it touches on the investment into CDFIs to meet the demand and the routes to sustainability.
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