Wisr CEO Nantes named Business Leader of the Year (ASX: WZR)

Company Name: Wisr

Announcement Date: 15/11/2018
Announcement Category: Awards/recognition
Announcement Content:

Wisr, Australia’s first neo-lender (ASX: WZR), was recognised at Australia’s longest-running business awards in Sydney last Friday 9 November 2018.

Anthony Nantes, Chief Executive Officer, Wisr, was named Business Leader of the Year and the company was named as a finalist in the Fintech of the Year category in front of more than 800 industry peers at the 2018 Optus My Business Awards.

The Optus My Business Awards, which covered 36 categories, acknowledged 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.

In accepting his award Nantes thanked organisers and recognised Wisr employees for helping create the country’s first neo-lender.

“I want to thank everyone at Wisr for their shared commitment to delivering a true alternative in the financial services sector, creating a business that is based on financial fairness and transparency. I’m incredibly proud of leading an organisation that has achieved so much in the past 12 months,” Mr Nantes said.

“It is a huge honour to be named Business Leader of the Year at the prestigious Optus My Business Awards. This event has been an important fixture on the business calendar for many years and I would like to thank the organisers, judges and sponsors for their continued support of the local business community.”

Adam Zuchetti, Editor, My Business said the high calibre of finalists in this year’s Optus My Business Awards made determining the winners a difficult task for the independent panel of judges.

“The My Business team are so proud to be able to recognise the achievements, innovations and service excellence within Australia’s community of small and medium-sized businesses, which all too often are overlooked,” he said.

“To win an Optus My Business Award is testament to the hard work, perseverance and sheer determination of business leaders and their teams to continually deliver outstanding results for their customers and their communities.”

The industry recognition comes after Nantes oversaw a 12-month period of significant transformation and growth at Wisr. Under his leadership, the company launched its neo-lender strategy - which included introducing new personalised lending services, improved technology and financial fairness solutions such as WisrCredit, Australia’s first credit score comparison service.

Earlier this month Wisr announced it had surpassed more than $50 million in loan originations, following three successive quarters of record loan growth.

For more information on the Optus My Business Awards visit www.mybusiness.com.au. To learn more about Wisr visit: www.wisr.com.au

Announcement URL: http://wisr.com.au
About Wisr:

Wisr (ASX: WZR) is Australia's first neo-lender and FinTech pioneer in the rapidly growing Australian consumer finance market.

As a technology company we’re committed to building products, apps and services to help Australians do more with their money. Our promise is to provide a fair way to financial wellness for all Australians.

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