The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has launched a data reporting portal aka Data Acquisition Portal (DAP) in order to automate the monthly reporting of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) financing data.
Banks and DFIs are advised to submit SME financing data as per attached format (Annexure-A) on monthly basis with effect from reporting period June 2022 and onwards. The guidelines for feeding the SME financing data is also attached at Annexure-B. Additionally, SME financing data since January 2022 shall also be submitted on Data Acquisition Portal.
In this respect, following instruction were provided by the SBP:
- Monthly data shall be submitted by 20th of month for each preceding month. If 20th falls on a holiday, submission shall be made on a working day prior to the 20th of month.
- Monthly data of January 2022 to May 2022 shall be submitted latest by August 31, 2022 whereas, the data for June 2022 shall be submitted by July 20, 2022
- Monthly and Quarterly SME Financing Data (Annexure A,B & C) currently being submitted by email in MS Excel format will continue till further instructions.
- In case of any query, please contact our data warehouse helpdesk team on telephone 021-32454992 or through email at [email protected]
The SBP directed to ensure compliance of above instructions and warned that any deviation or non-compliance shall attract punitive action under the relevant provisions of BCO, 1962. It added that these instructions will be applicable with immediate effect.