In a statement today, Chief Executive Officer Aria Putera Ismail said the bank would give more emphasis on capacity building through its entrepreneur training and development programmes.
“This is to ensure that our customers are well prepared for the changes and opportunities that come along with the Industrial Revolution 4.0,” he said.
The bank is also considering introducing compulsory training to empower entrepreneurs in financial management, risk management, financial technology and others.
“With the budget laid out, SME Bank has been entrusted to provide the RM500 million Tourism Fund with the Government subsidising two per cent.
“SME Bank aims to support the mandate and trust given by the Government to implement the programme without compromising its credit underwriting standard and ensuring more strategic financing,” the bank said.