MDB issues new scheme with revised collateral requirement after the Malta Chamber of SMEs highlights difficulties
23 September 2020
Following problems flagged by members on accessing the MDB loan scheme, the Malta Chamber of...
On 8 February, Europe's largest digital technology organisation, Digital Europe, delivered a sample of a universal mobile phone charger to European Commission vice-president Antonio Tajani.
The charger is based on the new EU technical standards published last December for data-enabled mobile phones, which call for the use of Micro-USB connectivity or an adapter if the phone does not support that interface.
The Commissioner welcomed the initiative, saying it paved the way for compatible mobile phones across the EU. No clear timetable is yet in place for the rollout of the compatible devices, but the fourteen manufacturers who signed a memorandum of understanding in 2009, to make their devices compatible with the standard, agreed to introduce the chargers this year. Nokia, Motorola, Apple, Research in Motion (makers of Blackberry), and several others have signed on to the initiative, citing advantages such as reducing electronic waste and simplifying life for consumers across the EU.
The Malta Chamber of SMEs represents over 7,000 members from over 90 different sectors which in their majority are either small or medium sized companies, and such issues like the one we're experiencing right now, it's important to be united. Malta Chamber of SMEs offers a number of different services tailored to its members' individual requirements' and necessities. These range from general services offered to all members to more individual & bespoke services catered for specific requirements.
A membership with Malta Chamber of SMEs will guarantee that you are constantly updated and informed with different opportunities which will directly benefit your business and help you grow. It also entails you to a number of services which in their majority are free of charge and offered exclusively to its members (in their majority all free of charge).