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Member News: BHD Leon joins SME Finance Forum to promote multi-banking services in Dominican Republic

Member News: BHD Leon joins SME Finance Forum to promote multi-banking services in Dominican Republic

Washington D.C., October 19th,2020- We’re excited to share that BHD Leon joined the SME Finance Forum global membership network. The Forum brings together development financial institutions, banks, and fintechs from around the world to support SMEs through knowledge exchange, policy change, and impactful partnerships.  

 
“When we started in 2012, we were in an exploratory phase for the first few years. Since 2016, we’ve been implementing our mission to build a global membership to support better SME financing, and since then, we’ve established a network with over 190 active members, who operate in over 190 countries sharing the common purpose of helping under-served enterprises. We are delighted to welcome BHD Leon to further grow our mission.” said Matthew Gamser, CEO of the SME Finance Forum.
 
BHD Leon is a private equity financial institution dedicated to providing their clients a superior banking experience through a wide network of ATMs and bank subagents, online banking services, and exceptional customer service. They serve one million clients and more than four thousand collaborators with service offices in 22 Dominican provinces.
 
“We are dedicated to providing our customers an unparalleled banking experience by amplifying our network and developing new partnerships. The Forum presents an opportunity to share experiences and obtain relevant industry information. These interactions will support the continuous improvement of our customer relationships and keep our organization on an innovative path,” said Steven Puig, Executive President of BHD Leon
 
About SME Finance Forum  
The SME Finance Forum was established by the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) in 2012 as a knowledge center for data, research, and best practice in promoting SME finance. As an implementing partner for the GPFI, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) was tasked with managing the initiative.
 
About BHD Leon 
Founded in 1972, BHD Leon is a financial intermediation entity supervised by the Superintendency of the Bank of the Dominican Republic. Their mission is to promote and develop business banking through cash management, financing, and business investment to make their clients’ ideas come true and reform financial services through innovation. 
 
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Carina Carrasco  
 

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