The Top FI Partner Award (formerly known as Top SME Supporter Award)  was first introduced in 1996. The award is presented to our banking partners for their contribution and continued effort in supporting and serving many of the marginal but potentially bankable SMEs across all sectors to obtain greater access to financing. The award recipients were selected based on a set of criteria determined by CGC which include amongst others, the number and value of loans guaranteed, loans growth as well as net income growth and rate of default. To date, 25 commercial and Islamic banks as well as development financial institutions have received CGC’s Top FI Partner Awards since it was first introduced.