Wema Bank funds SMEs in partnership with DBN
Wema Bank funds SMEs, Wema Bank Plc said it has entered into partnerships with Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) to improve access to cheaper funds for small businesses in Nigeria, recently.
In a statement issued by Funmilayo Falola of the bank’s Brands and Marketing Department, under the arrangement, DBN will fund MSMEs through participating financial institutions, of which Wema Bank is one of the selected institutions.
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Wema Bank funds SMEs the bank noted that it prioritizes support for smaller businesses and has started disbursing loans to both new and existing MSMEs customers alike.
The statement read: “While access to cheap funds is great, access to new markets offers even more promising. Expanding into new markets via traditional means requires substantial capital outlay, which smaller businesses lack.
“To ensure MSMEs can scale efficiently, Wema Bank has unveiled a simple, self-onboarding payment gateway platform for merchants to receive payments on their website seamlessly. This ensures small businesses can market their products and services to a wider community of potential customers, digitally, without having to incur additional cost on setting up new offices and managing operations from several locations.
“The Nigerian economy is driven, significantly, by a vast number of SMEs and as a financial institution committed to wealth creation, the bank seems keen on changing the prospects of these businesses and appears unrelenting its pursuit to build the smaller businesses of today into reputable multinationals of tomorrow.”
The Nigerian financial institutions have been somewhat instrumental in providing financial assistance to small and medium enterprises as such are encouraged to do more as this is one aspect that’s capable of driving the economy.
Intending and existing SMEs are hereby advised to grab this beautiful opportunity to further drive their businesses for a profitable yield as Wema Bank funds SMEs.
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