Washington, D.C., September 5th, 2019 – MIZA became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs.
“200 million businesses worldwide need financing to invest, grow and create new jobs. We are proud to have MIZA join our network of more than 150 members who work to expand access to finance for small and medium businesses,” said Matthew Gamser, CEO of the Forum.
MIZA is developing products that are supportive of SME financing through focusing on digital payment technologies that enable SMEs to become financially included and access credit lines from banks. “The SME Finance Forum offers our team privileged access to world leading financial institutions and fintechs, and the peer learning and networking opportunities are very interesting for developing the maturity and growth prospects of our company,” said Mohamed Wefati, Founder & Chief Executive of MIZA.
To see all SME Finance Forum members, please visit: https://www.smefinanceforum.org/members/member-list
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. In 2015, the SME Finance Forum partnered with CapitalPlus Exchange to expand and upgrade the former Small Business Banking Network.
MIZA is a FinTech company, specialized in digital payments. MIZA operates an end-to-end electronic payment service and solutions focused on becoming a leading digital lending player in the MENA region. The company has been recognized by the World Economic Forum & the Economic Development Board of Bahrain as one the top 100 Arab startups. MIZA has established collaborations with leading financial institutions in the region including the ICD, a member of ISDB Group.