Ceremony phaseWho made it to TOP 3?
Our Awards shortlisting process involves a panel of independent experts who carefully examined all submissions we received during the open submission phase. The experts shortlisted the entries in each category, and the nominees were published online on our website. Who made it to TOP 3? We will unveil the winners during Reinvent Forum in Milan on 15 June 2023.
We are calling all leaders and innovators in the SME banking space! It's time to show off your skills and shine bright in the industry. The SME Banking Awards is back for its third edition and submissions are now open. Whether you're a banker or a bank, there's a category for you!
Join us in recognizing the best of the best in the SME banking industry. We have three categories to celebrate: SME Banker of the Year, SME Bank of the Year, and SME Neoplayer of the Year. If you're doing great work to bring innovative and digital offerings to your SME customers, this is your chance to be recognized!
Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the awards ceremony and join the distinguished list of winners.
We are calling all leaders,innovators and institutions in the SME banking space! It's time to show off your skills and shine bright in the industry.
Our internal committee has reviewed all profiles and shortlisted the final list of nominees in each category. Nominee profiles are now be published!
Everyone has the opportunity to participate and contribute to selecting this year's winners! Whether you choose to vote in one, two, or all three categories, the power is in your hands. Feel free to return and submit your vote at any time during the voting phase. Your voice matters in shaping the outcome of this prestigious event!
Join us at our conference in Milan while we reveal the winners and celebrate those who made it to TOP 3 in each category!
Your voice plays a crucial role in shaping the outcome of these Awards. Together, we can make a significant impact on the final results and determine the deserving winners of SME Banking Awards 2023.
SME Neoplayer of the Year 2023
We are introducing neobanks or challenger players established within last 10 years who are on their way to make a significant impact on the banking industry over the next 5 years by providing improved user experience and more accessible financial services.
SME Bank of the Year 2023
These outstanding banks have demonstrated innovative and digital offerings that are designed to meet the unique needs of small and medium-sized enterprises, whether it's through new financial products, digital banking services, or exceptional customer support.
SME Banker of the Year 2023
We are introducing the nominees for SME Banker of the Year - bold and innovative leaders who have made it their professional mission to serve SMEs. With a passion for helping SME business owners succeed, these nominees have inspired their team members to do the same. Their dedication to the SME segment has made a significant difference in this vital sector of the economy, making them a standout leader in the world of SME banking. Get to know this exceptional nominee and be inspired by their commitment to serving SMEs!
Why is the solution different? How inventive, innovative, unique and distinguished is the solution in the market?
Performance at the cross-country level, the degree of internalization
Impact – Traction
Is the solution capable of generating significant revenue and have strong traction?
Business Potential - Pain solver
How big and important is the business problem and the level of pain being solved? Is this solution going to solve it at scale?
How excited are you about the project?
Meet the jury members
Agnieszka WolskaBNP Paribas (Poland) Vice President of the Management Board, responsible for SME and Corporate Area
Dhiraj KunwarRakbank Managing Director,SME Business,Commercial Banking , Asset Backed/Real Estate Finance
Don LudlowRoyal Bank of Canada Vice President Small Business, Business Financial Services Strategy & Partnerships
Helene PanzarinoThe London Institute of Banking & Finance Associate Director, Centre for Digital Banking and Finance
Özkan ErenerVeriPark CEO
Gábor TenkeMKB Bank Director of SME Strategy
Join us at Reinvent Forum Milan as we celebrate the TOP 3 in each category and announce the winners!
Last year's winners
SME Banker of the Year
SME Bank of the Year
Relive the last year's awards
Rewatch last year's online ceremony to relive the excitement of the winners' announcement, gain inspiration from the guest speeches, and learn valuable insights from the panel discussions with the esteemed jury members!