SME Bank targets to approve financing worth RM222 million to eligible companies for their business expansion during SME Bank Mini XCESS for Sarawak Region. SME Bank Mini XCESS is an annual event held with the aim to reach out to the SME entrepreneurs directly. From January to now, the Bank has engaged with approximately 1,500 SME entrepreneurs and Bintulu is the last venue for the first series of the programme this year.
The annual Outreach Programme is one of the Bank’s efforts in resolving issues pertaining to access to financing and the response from SME entrepreneurs thus far have been very positive.
SME Bank is committed towards assisting the SME entrepreneurs in Sarawak, particularly in Bintulu and its eco-system to ensure that the development projects initiated by the State Government will be achieved according to plan. SME Bank Sarawak Regional Centre operates with four network of branches namely Kuching Enterprise Centre, Miri Enterprise Centre, Bintulu Business Centre and Kuching UTC.
The SME Bank Mini XCESS for Sarawak Region was officiated by YB Datuk Haji Talib bin Zulpilip, Assistant Minister of Urbanization and Infrastructure Development, Sarawak and was attended by approximately 200 entrepreneurs. MITI, MIDA, MPC and Celcom Axiata also participated as strategic partners for the event.
Assistant Minister of Urbanization and Infrastructure Development of Sarawak, YB Datuk Haji Talib Zulpilip (3rd from left) and Group Managing Director of SME Bank, YBhg. Datuk Mohd. Radzif Mohd Yunus (2nd from left) visiting SME Corp and MIDA booth at SME Bank Mini XCESS Sarawak Region.
Assistant Minister of Urbanization and Infrastructure Development of Sarawak, YB Datuk Haji Talib Zulpilip delivering his speech during SME Bank Mini XCESS Sarawak Region