Mumbai, September 30: Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday said it has signed a pact with Yes Bank to empower the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) listed on the platform. In a statement, BSE said that the pact aims at empowering the SME segment through awareness and knowledge-sharing programmes.

According to a PTI report, BSE and Yes Bank will conduct knowledge events for SMEs, export promotion of SMEs, in addition to providing banking and financial solutions. The bank will also offer customised services and products to the listed SME members of the platform.

Ajay Thakur, head BSE SME and startups said, "We are happy to associate with Yes Bank and jointly work towards helping SMEs scale and develop themselves. BSE is the largest SME Platform which will provide the SME clients of Yes Bank."

SME sector generates maximum employment in the country and is a key priority segment for the bank. The bank will remain focused on playing an active role in contributing to this vital economic growth engine and further strengthen the share of the SME segment in the total loan book. The entire objective is to empower SMEs to become more competitive and fast-track their growth through solutions that address their business challenges.