Code of Conduct

SASFA has established a Code of Conduct that outlines a framework of Best Practices: Transparency, Responsible Lending and Fairness. SASFA encourages SME’s that require financing solutions to verify SASFA providers and ensure they follow the above mentioned principles.

SASFA encourages each SME to clearly understand the following in the context of applying for an SME Finance Product:

  • Clearly understand what the SME Finance product is;
  • Clearly understand the typical product features and the mechanics of repayment for the product;
  • Clearly understand what the benefits are to the SME’s business for taking such a product
  • Clearly understand what type of businesses are best suited for the product.

SME’s searching for business funding can vet potential partners based on their adherence to industry Best Practices. Clear communication between the SME and provider is in both parties’ best interest, ensuring a long and mutually beneficial financial relationship.