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Co-op feted for listening to small businesses

Co-operative Bank Group has emerged top among African peers in serving small business and has been awarded by the SME Finance Forum the SME Financier Of The Year In Africa – Gold Award at the Global SME Finance Awards 2023.

Co-op Managing Director Dr Gideon Muriuki has said they won the award at the Global SME Finance Forum currently underway at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai, India, on their responsive service to small businesses.

“In collaboration with IFC and other partners, we have taken time to listen, study and build a most competitive value proposition for SMEs intended to support them realise the goals they have set for themselves, and we are very encouraged by the successful outcomes we continue to see in the marketplace. This award is for Kenyan SMEs too,” Dr Muriuki said.

Organized by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the Global SME Finance Awards 2023 recognize financial institutions and fintech companies for their outstanding achievements in delivering exceptional products and services to their SME clients.

Launched in 2018 and now in its sixth year, the Global SME Finance Awards capture the effective and successful practices of financiers, honoring the innovative products and services for SME clients that have achieved impressive results in expanding finance and services to SMEs and the institutions that undertake those efforts.

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