OFFICE:FMA DEVEX Explainer: For SMEs, access to finance isn't the problem. Lending is.

Few people like talking — or reading — about regulation. It's boring.

While frequently mind numbing, if ignored, regulation can often lay waste to the best-laid plans, especially when it comes to accessing financing for small and medium-sized enterprises. As it stands, there are two regulatory challenges that are causing major headwinds for SME lending and capital formation: Basel III regulatory capital requirements and Know Your Client guidelines, which has severely impacted correspondent banking.

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OFFICE:FMA Proudly Participated in the Branson Center for Entrepreneurship – Caribbean’s Re-opening in Kingston

OFFICE:FMA has been Caribbean dreaming and our dreams are filled with innovative and motivated entrepreneurs. On June 6th, OFFICE:FMA joined our friends at the Branson Center for Entrepreneurship – Caribbean (BCoEC) for the celebration of their Kingston re-opening. It was an action-packed day filled with speeches, panels, and presentations by entrepreneurs.

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