We exist to ensure that every business can access the finance and support they need to grow, regardless of any differences they may have.
Fairness, inclusivity and authenticity are key values for us.
Our A.I.R Process enables us to train client risk models to eradicate bias primarily within lending and investment services. We also provide a data-led approach with over 20 years of bespoke inclusion expertise to help our partners maximise their ROI, increase competitive advantage and adapt to the new era of inclusive and alternative financing for all businesses, regardless of any differences they may have.
After over two decades of providing diversity and inclusion support to global companies and funding ambitious SME businesses, our founder felt that there is an ongoing problem.
On one side, you have finance providers who have been disrupted by global market, capital and regulatory challenges, but are wary of taking on more risk on businesses that don't fit their typical criteria. On the flip side, there are businesses with great growth potential that don't fit the typical mold, resulting in less loans being provided and increasing inclusion gaps. This is especially true for small to medium-sized businesses.
So, we created GFA Exchange to solve this problem.
What's so special about us?
Well, our unique AI solution that we built from scratch does not allow things like business size, ethnicity, gender or any other characteristic determine whether a business should get the help it's needs. We focus on the one thing all our partners have in common - the need to identify and support healthy businesses with the best potential for growth.
Our approach is inclusive, measurable and complimentary. We understand that you have your own internal credit risk and historical dataset processes. We are not here to replace that. But we unlock hidden insights about your clients, that you don't already have, which means you can evolve and be more informed to spot businesses with the most growth potential and those who may cause future problems, faster, and in the most inclusive way.
If you partner with us, you'll benefit from our single destination data network. Your private dashboard becomes your checkpoint, tailored to your needs and you can trust that your clients are always evaluated fairly based on key performance indicators we've developed with top financial experts across the finance, SME and academic sectors.
From driving efficiency within lending, growth finance and investment processes, to supporting inclusive ESG and innovative technology models, we help our partners make more informed decisions, whilst reducing financial risk and reducing service costs.
We think it's essential for the financial world to adapt to the inclusive, alternative, data-driven era and to be open to all businesses, regardless of their background or size.
We strongly believe in inclusivity. It’s not a wishy washy value that we preach for brand or PR. It's not a greenwashing buzzword for us.
It is the very core of who we are and what we do.
With over 80 years of core experience across Finance, Business Growth Support and Global Technology and Software Design, our award-winning team understand the practical and real-life challenges, of responding to industry and business disruption.
We are grateful, with a few reasons for you to be excited!