Policy Proposals

Towards a Local Financial Institution that Strengthens the Growth Capability of SMEs

(Summary Translation)

March 7, 2013

Kaneichi Maehara
Chairman, Project Team for Financial Institutions and Economic Growth
(Vice Chairman & President, KEIZAI DOYUKAI)

  1. Summary of Proposal
  2. Proposals
    1. Have mainly local financial institutions establish a vehicle (framework) to provide support for SMEs in order to improve growth capabilities and create demand for funds
    2. Support increasing fund supply from individuals to SMEs
    3. Review the support for SMEs after the termination of the SME Financing Facilitation Act
    4. Lower the required capital adequacy below the Basel standard