Wisr shortlisted for two Optus My Business Awards

Wisr shortlisted for two Optus My Business Awards

Australian neo-lender Wisr (ASX: WZR) is in the running to take out one of county’s longest-standing business awards after being shortlisted for the prestigious Optus My Business Awards.

Wisr has been shortlisted as a finalist in two awards in the Fintech Of The Year and Business Leader of the Year categories at the 2018 Optus My Business Awards, the premier event of the year for SMEs.

Founded in 2014, Wisr offers personal loans and financial wellness solutions using its unique neo-lending platform. The company recently announced it had increased annual revenue by 37% last financial year, on the back of a 409% increase in loan origination volume.

The Optus My Business Awards, which covers 28 categories, acknowledges best practice within a particular industry sector, as well as individual business leaders, excellence in customer service and achievements in innovation, corporate social responsibility and workplace culture.

Winners from company related categories will be shortlisted for the highly coveted Business of the Year Award.

Adam Zuchetti, editor of My Business, said it is another big year for Australia’s longest-running SME awards program, with a record number of submissions this 2018.

“Small and medium-sized businesses are undeniably the backbone of our nation’s economy, as well as the heart of our local communities. It is wonderful to be able to recognise them on their achievements in service delivery, product innovation, workplace excellence and commitment to sustainability,” Zuchetti said.

“Every year, both the number and the quality of submissions we receive for the Optus My Business Awards gets better, making it an ever-more impressive feat for those stand-out businesses who are named finalists. Our judges really have their work cut out for them in trying to select this year’s winners!”

He added: “On behalf of the entire My Business team and our long-time partner Optus, I want to congratulate all of our finalists on this stellar achievement and wish them the very best of luck for the main event.”

Anthony Nantes, Chief Executive Officer of Wisr, has been shortlisted in the Business Leader of the Year category. Nantes said the two nominations followed a period of real growth for the company.

“Wisr’s recognition for its excellent contribution to the local fintech community reinforces the strength of the brand in connecting with the community and delivering Australians fairer, smarter and wiser financial services. These nominations acknowledge the transformation of the business model, and support for the truly unique business that Wisr has built, and the range of innovative products and services we are launching in the future,” he said.

The winners will be announced at a black tie awards dinner on Friday, 9 November at The Star, Sydney.