“SMEs are less likely to be able to obtain bank loans than large firms; instead, they rely on internal funds, or cash from friends and family, to launch and initially run their enterprises” Worldbank.
According to the global record, Formal SMEs contribute up to 60% of total employment and up to 40% of national income (GDP) in emerging economies. The number got even higher when micro and informal SMEs are included. However, access to finance often constraint MSME’s growth. Within the absence from access to capital, many MSMEs find it difficult to grow, not infrequently comes to stagnation, or even languish.
To be compared with large firms, SMEs are less likely able to obtain bank loans. This is when we talk about formal SMEs, what about the informal? The financing gap is even larger when micro and informal enterprises are taken into account. The number increases to 70% of the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging markets still lack access to credit.
Financial institution as bank or insurance, require credit scoring or credibility status to whoever who wants to apply a credit proposal. Though MSMEs has a massive contribution to the emerging market, the absence of credit scoring and lack of credibility status makes them very hard to obtain future financial institution’s fund.
What we do
A key area of the Tokoin work is to accelerate MSME’s through convenient access to finance and find innovative solutions to unlock sources of capital.
Our approach is by enabling the blockchain technology on our platform, combining digital identity and digital ledger to build MSMEs credit scoring services, to increase MSME’s economic scale. This technology has a similar function as the bank account for its transactional recording. However, the blockchain gave their user authority to themselves. Each user are liberated to share assets to whoever they trust, directly.
With this proper technological implementation, we facilitate the MSME sector to embrace economic inclusion.
The idea is to bring prosperity to MSMEs. On this modern business ecosystem, Tokoin allows the MSMEs on having the financial records as similar as with the bank. Every transaction that is initiated through Tokoin’s platform is accurately recorded with timestamps.
By thus, Tokoin facilitates MSMEs to have a better record of financial transactions, as a form of credit history to build the credibility status of their business. The transaction history of the MSME initiation is a guarantee of business feasibility to access various business solutions.