Maraming Maraming salamat sa lahat ng mga Pilipinong negosyante. dahil sa inyo, sama sama tayong makaka abot ng mga tala
UnionBank of the Philippines winning 2 awards in SME Finance Forum presented by IFC - Platinum Award for Product Innovation of the Year UnionBank GlobalLinker, and Honorable Mention: MSME Business Banking App
My acceptance message:
First and foremost, our massive thanks to the SME Finance Forum for this very prestigious award. I receive this on behalf of all the UnionBankers and all MSMEs and MSME Advocates in the Philippines.
In 2018, UnionBank of the Philippines embarked on a digital transformation journey. We started a mission, to Tech up the country, to TECH UP Pilipinas through digital solutions that would promote financial inclusion and accelerate digital transformation in the country, with No One, Not anyone, Left behind.
With the majority of businesses in the Philippines being MSMEs, their contribution has been tremendous to the country’s GDP and employment. As anywhere in the world, MSMEs are considered to be the backbone of every economy. SME banking was placed as a key strategic imperative for our TechUp mission. This mission in UnionBank focuses on providing product support, digital solutions, platforms, and capital services that aim to level-up and elevate the lives of these business owners and their communities.
Also in 2018, we launched UnionBank GlobalLinker, which is fully aligned with the mission to “tech up” the country. UnionBank GlobalLinker offers education and learning, technology tools for business operations, tools for a self service e-commerce store setup, and access to banking and financial services. In the last 2 years, the community has accelerated growth to now 60,000 members locally and more than 375,000 members globally, with thousands of E-commerce stores created and for 2021 our platform was able to innovate and create digital marketplaces for communities of sellers. GlobalLinker proved to be a valuable resource from 2020-2021 as the pandemic adversely impacted MSMEs where businesses of any size needed to shift to digital channels to both sustain and to survive.
Again, We thank the SME Finance Forum, we thank the organizers and the whole community for this prestigious award. We thank our dear MSMEs who have made this possible, as they continue to trust us and believe in our advocacies and services. We remain steadfast in our commitment to Tech Up Pilipinas and pioneer innovations for a better and resilient future for all MSMEs.
more power to all
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