Strategic Tie-Ups

SMERA's pioneering work is globally recognized. SIDBI was awarded 'Outstanding Development Project Award in SME Development Category by The Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), for setting up SMERA. With 12 years of rich experience in credit ratings, data analysis, and research, SMERA has entered into various strategic tie-ups with prominent institutions including:

SMERA has partnered with CAFRAL, RBI's think-tank, to develop SME's Sentiment Index.


SMERA entered into an MOU with CoinTribe, online lending marketplace, to eliminate credit bottlenecks and create unique credit rating model to expedite MSME loans with risk based pricing methodology.


SMERA entered into an MOU with IIT-Madras for data sharing and joint authorship of a Policy White Paper as an outcome of a research project pertaining to SMEs.

SMERA is the technical know-how provider to The Bangladesh Rating Agency Limited

SMERA jointly with SIES College of Management Studies is working upon launching a Certified Credit Analyst Training Program for existing and aspiring bankers.

Apart from its shareholder banks, SMERA has also entered into MoUs with over 30 Banks, Financial Institutions and Trade Associations of the country such as Corporation Bank, Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank, UCO Bank, Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Bassein Catholic Co-operative Bank, Karnataka State Financial Corporation, Confederation of Indian Industry, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Southern India Engineering Manufacturers' Association etc.
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