The SME Finance Forum, organizer of Global SME Finance Awards, announced today that the final entry deadline for the Global SME Finance Awards 2021 has been extended to June 25th.
“As we look to recover from the impact of COVID-19, we are cognizant of the challenges posed to business and activities, therefore we decided to extend the deadline to apply. 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 now,” said Matthew Gamser, CEO of the SME Finance Forum. The original final deadline was June 12th.
Launched in 2018 and now in its fourth year, the Global SME Finance Awards was established to recognize the commitments and distinguished achievements of financial institutions and fintech companies in delivering outstanding products and services to their SME clients and the SME segment.
- Product Innovation of the Year
- SME Financier of the Year
- Responsible Digital Innovator of the Year
- Best Bank for Women Entrepreneurs
“This year we will specially recognize the work of the SME financiers in World Bank’s designated IDA countries and Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations in the categories, SME Financier of the Year and the Product Innovation,” concluded Matthew Gamser.
The competition is merit based and evaluations of winners is based solely on the decision of a panel of independent judges. Judging criteria is specific to each category and may include the following areas: reach, uniqueness & innovation, effectiveness & impact, and dynamism & scalability
Winners will be announced at the Global SME Finance Forum 2021 – Virtual Edition.
The list of past Global SME Finance Awards winners can be found here>.
About the Global SME Finance Awards
Endorsed by the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the Global SME Finance Awards provide an opportunity for institutions to showcase and share their good practices and knowledge, and for the wider SME finance community to learn from their examples.