Global SME Finance Forum 2023: Strands Received an Honorable Mention

by | Sep 13, 2023

We are proud to announce that Strands has been recognized by the SME Finance Forum with an Honorable Mention in the “Product Innovation of the Year” category of the Global SME Finance Awards 2023.

This year, we have been selected from the most competitive pool of applicants ever. Organized by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the SME Finance Forum and endorsed by the G20’s Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the Global SME Finance Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of financial institutions and FinTech companies in delivering exceptional products and services to their SME clients.

Matthew Gamser, CEO of the SME Finance Forum said, “Every year sees more applications from more countries, and this year was our biggest increase ever. The competition also gets tougher every year. All who’ve been recognized in any way should be very, very proud. This competition makes me very positive that we are on the right track to greatly narrow the SME finance gap.

Qamar Saleem, the Incoming CEO of the SME Finance Forum said, “I am delighted to see such great SME finance initiatives highlighted through the awards. While all applicants are winners in their own rights, I want to give a special congratulations to awards recipients and those receiving honorable mentions for leading the way in the industry. By supporting SMEs, we are not just providing access to financial services, we are also changing lives!

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