For the second consecutive year, maib is named "Best SME Bank in Moldova" by the prestigious international financial magazine Global Finance.
The award is a reconfirmation of maib's commitment to supporting the development of the small and medium-sized enterprise sector in the Republic of Moldova and to providing simple and smart financial solutions that inspire people to be happier and businesses - more successful. Maib has succeeded in distinguishing itself through its services and products tailored to the needs of local SMEs and entrepreneurs, especially in terms of financing, consulting and long-term support.
Maib serves more than 32,000 active SME/ Business Banking customers, with a market share for loans to Business Banking customers of 37,9% (+6.5% compared to 2022). Last year, 46% of loans were granted by maib. In the first 9 months of this year this share was 46,4%.
Andrii Glevatskyi, maib Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, in charge of Business Banking Division:
”At maib, our success is the measure of our customers' success. We are dedicated to bringing innovation, confidence and added value to the lives of entrepreneurs, supporting them at every stage of business development. This award motivates us to continue to develop and deliver the best products and services in support of the prosperity of our community of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses in Moldova."
Global Finance is a prestigious financial magazine known for its rigorous ratings and strict selection criteria. The title "Best SME Bank in Moldova" was awarded after an extensive review of banking services for the SME/Business Banking sector.
Global Finance editors selected the winners of the "Best SME Bank” awards based on bank submissions and independent research with input from industry experts, managers and technology experts.
Joseph Giarraputo,Founder and editorial director of Global Finance:
"Small and medium-sized enterprises comprise most of the global economy, regardless of geographical region. By identifying financial partners that focus on this segment and serve local customers by offering a broad spectrum of banking opportunities, Global Finance provides a unique service to entrepreneurs who want to access the next level for their financial needs."
Maib stays committed to providing high-quality services, innovating in finance and supporting the growth and development of small and medium-sized enterprises in our country.
About Global Finance
Global Finance, founded in 1987, has a circulation of 50,000 and readers in 193 countries and territories. Global Finance’s audience includes senior corporate and financial officers responsible for making investment and strategic decisions at multinational companies and financial institutions. Its website — GFMag.com — offers analysis and articles that are the legacy of 37 years of experience in international financial markets. Global Finance is headquartered in New York, with offices around the world. Global Finance regularly selects the top performers among banks and other providers of financial services. These awards have become a trusted standard of excellence for the global financial community.
Maib is the largest bank in Moldova, with a share of 31,6% of deposits and 37,9% of loans of the entire banking system end of semester I 2023.The bank is of systemic importance and serves almost a third of the country's population. Since 2018, maib's largest shareholder is a consortium, which includes the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Invalda INVL, a leading asset management group in the Baltic States and Horizon Capital, a private investment fund focused on emerging markets from Europe. In 2023, maib was named "Best Bank in Moldova" by EMEA Finance, Euromoney and Global Finance.