SMEs support local economies, and MONETA Money Bank aims to be the undisputed Czech champion of self-employed professionals and SMEs. MONETA, the first fully floated Czech bank on the Prague Stock Exchange, has experienced rapid growth since its 2016 IPO, with SME business increasing nearly 70 percent over the past year. MONETA embraces the digitalisation of banking, and employs an “omni-channel” lending approach, where the entire loan application can be conducted online or in-person. MONETA’s dedicated cross-discipline SME team – specialists in business lending, risk-assessment, compliance, and insurance – converts complexity into simplicity. The BV judging panel recognises MONETA Money Bank for its support of local SMEs and its role in fostering the competitiveness of the Czech economy. MONETA has been granted the 2018 award for Best SME Bank (Czech Republic).