Our Members

Our members are public banks from all over the world, all of which focus on supporting the growth of their domestic micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

Our members have voting rights and obligations to fulfill The Montreal Group’s mission and objectives.

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Membership Benefits

We aim to provide a global collaborative podium where members can share and exchange best-in-class knowledge on important MSME-related topics, with the goal of helping MSMEs make a vital contribution to economic development.

Members of The Montreal Group reap many benefits. Besides being a member of the only global forum dedicated exclusively to public MSME banks, the Group offers the following advantages:

  • Improves clients’ offering through a focused exchange on best practices and knowledge sharing on key MSME-related topics
  • Contributes to member organizations’ internal operational efficiencies
  • Supports members in their strategic planning
  • Equips members to better respond to stakeholders and crisis situations
  • Inspires via in-depth benchmark to develop innovative products
  • Provides thought leadership, namely by means of collaborative white papers
  • Offers global perspective and invaluable international networking with peers
  • Offers unique opportunities for CEOs to meet with their peers

Most public MSME banks are members of various national, regional and international associations (NEFI, ADFIAP, ALIDE, EAPB, CAIBA, etc.), that serve specialized needs. However, before the creation of The Montreal Group, there was no global forum exclusively dedicated to public MSME banks from around the world.

Becoming a Member

To become a member of The Montreal Group, the organization must meet the following criteria:

  • Legal status and state / government ownership
  • Strong interest in Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
  • Meaningfulness relative to size in its jurisdiction / country
  • Capacity and willingness to contribute to the Group, by appointing senior experts to Key Topic Working Groups

To receive more information, please contact the Secretariat.