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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND - Volume 3, Issue 1 , March 2014

Pages: 1-15

Date of Publication: 01-Mar-2014


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SME’S ACCESS TO CREDIT, A CASE OF KISII COUNTY –KENYA

Author: Dr. Abel G. Anyieni*

Category: Engineering, Science and Mathematics

Abstract:

The banking sector comprises of 49 institutions, 42 of which are commercial banks, 3 mortgage finance companies, one non-bank financial institutions and one building society as at December 2008, according to CBK annual reports. Despite the long existence of commercial banks in Kenya, local, international and multinational, they have shied away from lending to small-scale businesses. It is a well-established fact that access to finance is a major determinant of economic growth (Beck, Levine, and Loayza, 2000). Therefore, access to finance, which has been one of the core topics in development for quite some time, has emerged on the agenda of nearly all governments.

Keywords: commercial banks, access to finance, SME.