The first, global credit assessment platform for small business lenders, Uplinq Financial Technologies (Uplinq), has won the ‘Best Global SMB Lender Credit Assessment Platform’ at the Wealth & Finance International FinTech Awards 2022.

The award, which recognizes innovative and transformational credit solutions for small to medium sized business (SMBs) lenders, acknowledges Uplinq’s continued efforts to improve the accuracy of credit scoring.

Through its work, the company is helping to improve levels of financial inclusion for businesses across the globe, especially as it pertains to unbanked, underserved and minority SMB owners.

In winning the award, Uplinq joins a collection of notable winners, including American Express and Bureau Van Dijk. To this end, the award not only reaffirms the growing reputability of Uplinq and its innovative solution but highlights the immense potential for the company to enact revolutionary change within the financial services sector.

As a business, Uplinq provides lenders with the confidence they need to make the most accurate credit decisions possible. The company uses advanced insights to leverage billions of unique and validated data signals, which allow credit lenders to make scientifically validated decisions. As such, Uplinq is helping lenders to better support the underserved, underbanked, minority and immigrant small business owners who have previously been discriminated against by traditional credit-decisioning platforms.

Detailing his delight in winning the award, Ron Benegbi, Founder and CEO of Uplinq commented: “We’re really pleased to win the ‘Best Global SMB Lender Credit Assessment Platform’ at this year’s FinTech Awards. The victory is testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole Uplinq team. Additionally, I’d like to thank the award’s organizers for recognizing us as an emerging player in the FinTech space.”