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Visa joins the SME Finance Forum to build a financially inclusive world.

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Washington D.C., September 14th, 2021 - Visa Inc. joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide through knowledge exchange and innovation. 

“The SME Finance Forum is a global body where our members network and exchange knowledge with each other to facilitate access to finance for under-served SMEs. We are honored to welcome Visa Inc. to our network of over 230 active members who are diligently supporting the financing of SME development and success worldwide,” said Matthew Gamser, CEO of the SME Finance Forum. 

Visa Inc. is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying its brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. 

“In joining the SME Finance Forum, we’re excited to engage in conversations around topics of great importance in today’s world affecting SMEs, including digital inclusion and equity, and the catalyzing role digital payments can play in uplifting lives everywhere. We look forward to learning and engaging with SME Finance Forum’s esteemed group of members on these critical topics,” said Beth Hurvitz, SVP and Global Head of Social Impact at Visa Inc. 

 

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. The Forum operates a global membership network of +230 members that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs. 

To see all SME Finance Forum members, please visit: https://www.smefinanceforum.org/members/member-list 

 

About Visa Inc. 

Visa Inc. is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying its brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit visa.com/blog and @VisaNews. 

 

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