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Catalyst Partners: Best SME Growth Investment Partner MENA 2020

Founded in 2012, Catalyst Partners has forged a reputation as a truly innovative investment house. It partners with companies to help set strategic goals and channel capital for targeted growth. The aim is to be a one-stop-shop for SMEs and

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C2FO: Best SME Working Capital Innovator UK 2020

C2FO, the world’s first working capital marketplace, was established to counter hinderances to the economic stability and business continuity that a healthy supply chain provides. Money spent at retailers and other large enterprises takes a while to trickle down into

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Fidelis Finance: Best Economic, Environment and Social Impact SME Finance West Africa 2019

With the right plan and a good partner, companies can achieve purpose as well as profits. That partner in West Africa is Fidelis Finance. The firm’s goal is to strengthen the economic growth of the region by supporting the main

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Linklease: Most Innovative SME Equipment Leasing Solutions UAE 2019

Despite being the backbone of regional and national economies, the full potential of SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) is often blocked by hurdles to equipment financing. Founded in 2014, Emirati company Linklease champions asset leasing as an alternative to costly

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Fidelis Finance: Best Economic, Environment and Social Impact SME Finance West Africa 2019

With the right plan and a good partner, companies can achieve purpose as well as profits. That partner in West Africa is Fidelis Finance. The firm’s goal is to strengthen the economic growth of the region by supporting the main

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Banco Hipotecario: Best SME Bank Central America 2019

Banco Hipotecario was founded in El Salvador in 1935, when agricultural business was the primary contributor to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The National Coffee Association was the main shareholder with 70 percent, the Livestock Association at 20 percent, and private

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SG Finans: Most Innovative Climate Impact SME Finance Scandinavia 2019

As a key financer of Nordic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), SG Finans also supports regional business growth and climate change action. The company specialises in leasing and factoring services and is serious about sustainability. In September 2019, it attained

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Absa: Best SME Partner Bank Africa 2018

Amalgamated Banks of South Africa (Absa) was founded in 1991 through the merger of financial services providers UBS Holdings and Allied & Volkskas. Fourteen years on, Barclays Bank purchased a controlling interest in Absa – its largest-ever investment outside the

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BIND Banco Industrial: Best SME Bank Argentina 2018

Though the lifeblood of the country’s economy and representing fully 99% of its businesses, Argentina’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operate in an often hostile climate delineated by cumbersome bureaucratic impositions and a dearth of credit. Argentina’s big commercial banks

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Working for SMEs: Our Award Winner in Sri Lanka is Union Bank of Colombo

The Union Bank of Colombo has grown its business magnificently since the civil war in Sri Lanka came to an end five years ago and the Bank now has a network of 61 branches servicing the country (versus seven branches

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