PRESS RELEASE: Global Finance Names The Best SME Banks 2023

Global Finance Names The Best SME Banks 2023

Global Finance has announced its selections for the second annual 2023 SME Bank Awards. Honorees have been chosen globally and across the following regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and Western Europe. Winners have also been named in 69 countries and territories and six US regions. A full report on Global Finance’s SME Bank Awards will be published in the December 2022 print and digital editions and online at

“Small enterprises are the lifeblood of economies everywhere, yet encompass a wide array of businesses, each with needs specific to their industry, sector and geography,” said Joseph Giarraputo, founder and editorial director of Global Finance. “By identifying financial partners that focus on this segment and deliver for local clients on the ground, country by country as well as more expansively, Global Finance provides a unique service to savvy entrepreneurs seeking the next level of financial needs.”

The editors of Global Finance selected the winners for the 2023 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, 2021 to March 31, 2022. 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 36-year history of editorial accuracy and integrity. Global Finance’s corporate and financial audience relies on these awards because they are credible, reliable and have stood the test of time.

The list of winners of Global Finance’s SME Bank Awards 2023 follows.

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