PRESS RELEASE: Best SME Bank Awards 2022


Global Finance Names The Best SME Banks 2022 

Global Finance has announced its selections for the inaugural 2022 SME Bank Awards. Honorees have been chosen globally and across the following regions:

Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Central America, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and Western Europe. Winners have also been named in 66 countries and territories and six US regions. A full report on Global Finance’s SME Bank Awards will be published in the December 2021 print and digital editions and online at

“Small & medium enterprises (SMEs) were hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will play a critical role in any country’s recovery,” said Joseph Giarraputo, Global Finance’s publisher and editorial director. “Global Finance has launched its new SME Bank Awards Program in recognition of this fact. It is a unique and important time to give the financial institutions that best serve SMEs the opportunity to be honored for the services and support they provide.”

The editors of Global Finance selected the winners for the 2022 Best SME Bank Awards based on entries submitted by banks and independent research, with input from industry insiders, executives, and technology experts. Global Finance used a proprietary algorithm with criteria—such as knowledge of SME markets and needs, breadth of products and services, market standing, and innovation—weighted for relative importance. Entries were not required for consideration. This year’s ratings are based on performance from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. The winners are those banks that best meet the specialized needs of SMEs in their markets.

Global Finance’s awards and recognition programs are the trusted standard of excellence for banks and their corporate partners. They are backed by a 35-year history of editorial accuracy and integrity. Global Finance’s corporate and financial audience relies on these awards because they are credible, reliable and real.

The list of winners of Global Finance’s SME Bank Awards 2022 follows.

Please Note: This press release has been updated to include a Central America regional winner, which was left off the original version.


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