The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, at the Global Small and Medium Enterprises Finance Forum in Spain, welcomed the innovations of 15 financial institutions and technology companies around the world to reduce the global financial gap of 5.2 trillion dollars for micro, small and medium enterprises (MMSPs). On this occasion, the banking group Attijarivafa won the platinum trophy "Best Bank of TPME" in the MENA region for 2018.
At the beginning of the first Global Finance Awards, IFC honoring institutions that launched an innovative product or service for SME clients, have achieved strong results in SME financing or innovative in digital financial services. The awards presented at the fourth annual meeting of the Forum for the Financing of Small and Medium Enterprises in Madrid have been confirmed by the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI). The winners were selected from more than 100 applicants and elected by the panel of representatives of financial institutions, investors, financial technology companies and development banks.