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The Role of Microfinance Institutions in Financing Small Businesses

Taiwo, J.N. and Onasanya, Yewande A. and Agwu, M.E and Benson, K. N. (2016) The Role of Microfinance Institutions in Financing Small Businesses. Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, 21 (1).

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SMEs all over the world play a strong role in national development. This is attributed to the massive employment it provides to the citizenry of the country where it exists. The financing of these ‘’goose’’ which have being laying so many golden eggs has come under scrutiny by academics and practitioners. Due to the recognition accorded this very important sector, the Nigerian government established microfinance banks in the year 2007 to serve as mechanisms for financial sources for various SMEs. This study explored the roles of these micro finance banks and institutions on small and medium enterprises as well as the extent to which the small businesses have benefited from the credit scheme of microfinance banks. Primary data was obtained via interviews conducted in 15 small businesses across Lagos state with their responses summarized in tables. This study advocates the recapitalization of microfinance banks to enhance their capacity to support small business growth and expansion and also to bring to the knowledge of the management of microfinance banks and institutions the impact of the use of collaterals as a condition for granting credit to small businesses

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microfinance; Banks, Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship Finance; Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2016 10:47
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2016 10:47

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