Global SME Finance Awards
2021 Global SME Finance Awards submission period is closed.
Winners will be announced at the 2021 Global SME Finance Forum on October 18-21st, 2021.
We look forward to hearing from financial intermediaries from across the spectrum and globe, as the need to learn from each other is even greater as we look to recover from the impact of Covid-19.
New for this year’s competition!
SME Bank of the Year is now SME Financier of the Year
We encourage non-banking financial institutions as well as banks to apply in this category. There have been some modifications made to the entry, so if you have applied in the past, look out for those changes!
Awards for entries from IDA and Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations
Awards will be given in the SME Financier of the Year and the Product Innovation of the Year categories
for entries that present work and innovations focused in any of the
World Bank’s designated IDA countries and/or fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS).
1. Nomination is open to all banks, financial institutions and fintech companies.
2. Each institution can apply in up to two categories
3. Each nomination form is valid for 1 entry only. If you are applying in two categories, please enter each entry separately.
4. Nomination is free of charge.