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Learn How to Get a Bank Loan at the SME Financial Forum Event

Have you had your request for a loan declined by the banks? Do you wonder what criteria they need you to meet before granting you a loan? There’s an event coming up which may finally answer these questions for you.

SME Digest seeks to bring these answers to you in its SME Financial Forum, an annual event that brings together financial institutions and entrepreneurs and affords them the opportunity to address the concerns that arise from their economic interactions.


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The program is being organized in conjunction with Inspiration FM, on which the SME Business Platform radio program airs weekly. This years’ edition will be the fourth of its kind; it’s themed Dealing With Objections in MSME Loan Request.

This event is aimed at showing entrepreneurs how to build bankable businesses. The speakers will be heads of SME banking from some of Nigeria’s top banks, as well as representatives of other financiers. They will be explaining the loan application and approval processes to the audience and laying out their criteria for selecting emerging businesses that they can finance.

Also expected at the event will be the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo. He will be speaking about the support that’s available from the Lagos State Government for small businesses, and how the government is working to improve the large SME space in the state.

Over 450 SMEs are expected to attend this event. The organizers say there’s also space for exhibitions; a discount of 50% is currently available for early registrants who want to showcase their products and services to business-minded buyers.

Important details about the event are listed below:

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019

Venue: The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Time: 9 AM.


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Note that exhibitions are scheduled to begin at 8:30 AM.

This event is free to attend, but access will only be granted to persons who have registered beforehand. If you would like to be at the SME Financial Forum, you can click here to register for the event.

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Ikenna Nwachukwu

Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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