Asset-Based Finance

This white paper provides U.S. government program designers with a basis of technical understanding on asset-based financing as an approach to meet the operation and expansion needs of SMEs. It summarizes seven types of asset-based financial products, when and how they may be used in technical assistance interventions, and the programmatic prerequisites necessary to develop a project that provides or reinforces access to asset-based finance as a financing practice for banks and non-bank financial institutions.

The products reviewed in this paper are: accounts receivables (A/R) finance, warehouse receipts (WHR), purchase order finance (POF), factoring, leasing, asset-backed securities, and a few of their equivalents in Islamic finance.

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  • Author USAID
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  • Year of Publication2010
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  • LanguageEnglish
  • Number of pages27 pp.

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