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2020 AWARDS CATEGORIES

There are three types of awards to enter

The three groups of categories are: the Banking Tech Project Awards, the Leadership Awards and the Excellence in Tech Awards

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Banking Tech Project Awards
Banking Tech Project Awards

For banks and financial institutions to enter.

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Excellence in Tech Awards
Excellence in Tech Awards

For technology services and software providers to enter.

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Leadership Awards
Leadership Awards

For any individual or team to enter.

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Banking Tech Project Awards

For banks and financial institutions, winning a Banking Tech Award proves the value of their technology investments and showcases their skills, commitment, creativity and execution.


Best Tech Overhaul
Best Tech Overhaul

An award for a large-scale, far-reaching technology overhaul, which has resulted in tangible benefits for the end-user and the organisation, brought clear improvements, increased the organisation’s efficiency and competitiveness, and is commercially viable.

It can apply to either of an entire organisation or of a specific business line/part of the company – but it must have scale and impact – and can be either back, middle or front office (or front-to-back office).

Best Use of IT in Retail Banking
Best Use of IT in Retail Banking

An award for a technology project in the retail space, which has resulted in tangible benefits for the end-user and the organisation, brought clear improvements, increased the organisation’s efficiency and competitiveness, and is commercially viable.

Best Use of IT in Corporate Banking
Best Use of IT in Corporate Banking

An award for a technology project in the corporate/commercial banking space, which has resulted in tangible benefits for the end-user and the organisation, brought clear improvements, increased the organisation’s efficiency and competitiveness, and is commercially viable.


Best Use of IT in Private Banking/Wealth Management
Best Use of IT in Private Banking/Wealth Management

An award for a technology project in the private banking/wealth management space, which has resulted in tangible benefits for the end-user and the organisation, brought clear improvements, increased the organisation’s efficiency and competitiveness, and is commercially viable.

Best Use of IT in Treasury and Capital Markets
Best Use of IT in Treasury and Capital Markets

An award for a technology project in the treasury/capital markets (TCM) space, which has resulted in tangible benefits for the end-user and the organisation, brought clear improvements, increased the organisation’s efficiency and competitiveness, and is commercially viable.

Best Use of IT for Lending
Best Use of IT for Lending

An award for a technology project in the lending space, which has resulted in tangible benefits for the end-user and the organisation, brought clear improvements, increased the organisation’s efficiency and competitiveness, and is commercially viable.


Best Digital Initiative
Best Digital Initiative

A banking initiative for retail or business customers to use via digital channels – e.g. desktop, tablet, smartphones, wearables. Any business line is applicable, but they key is for the project is its focus on digital!

Best Mobile Initiative
Best Mobile Initiative

A banking initiative for retail or business customers to use on their mobile devices/smartphones – any business line is applicable – but they key is for the project is its focus on mobile!

Best Use of AI
Best Use of AI

An award for a project that involves artificial intelligence (AI) tools, products and processes, which has resulted in tangible benefits for the end-user and the organisation, brought clear improvements, increased the organisation’s efficiency and competitiveness, and is commercially viable.


Best Use of Data
Best Use of Data

An award for a data-focused project, which has resulted in tangible benefits for the end-user and the organisation, brought clear improvements, increased the organisation’s efficiency and competitiveness, and is commercially viable.

Best Use of RegTech
Best Use of RegTech

An award for a regtech-focused project, which has resulted in tangible benefits for the end-user and the organisation, brought clear improvements, ensured the organisation’s compliance with regulatory requirements.

Best Use of Fraud Protection Technology
Best Use of Fraud Protection Technology

A successful application of a security/anti-fraud solution that has helped to protect customer transactions at any stage of the banking process or has protected users from all kinds of fraud, be it digital or at physical locations (e.g. branches, POS/ATM).

Entries should demonstrate the security/fraud prevention improvements as a result of the solution implementation.


Best Use of Biometrics
Best Use of Biometrics

A successful application of a biometrics solution that has facilitated transactions at any stage of the banking process, made it easier, faster, more seamless and efficient, whilst ensuring full security and protection.

Entries should include tangible results that demonstrate the benefits of the solution implementation.

Best Use of Cloud
Best Use of Cloud

A project that leverages cloud technologies to facilitate meaningful change to the way an organisation operates and delivers services.

The successful project should result in tangible benefits for the end-user and the organisation, bringing clear improvements, increasing the organisation’s efficiency and competitiveness, and be commercially viable.

FinTech of the Future
FinTech of the Future

Using emerging technologies, putting in practice innovative ideas, reimagining processes and user journeys – this award is a for a product/solution/service that will define the future of banking and finance. It can be applicable to any stage of a financial service process and any business line.

Give us something genuinely innovative, forward-thinking and that puts you and your project ahead of the curve in the banking/fintech space!


Best FinTech Partnership
Best FinTech Partnership

A successful collaboration between two or more organisations in the banking/financial services industry that has achieved measurable success based on innovation, impact and scalability.

The partnership should demonstrate benefits to all the partners involved, as well as deliver a viable product/service to the end-user.

This is not an award for a seller-buyer type deal – as this is not really a partnership but is rather a standard transactional relationship.

Best UX/CX in Finance Initiative
Best UX/CX in Finance Initiative

A successful design (or a drastic redesign) of a digital banking/finance-related product or service focused on the customer/user experience (CX/UX) that has resulted in considerable improvement in user uptake, efficiency, ease of use and customer satisfaction.

Best Green Initiative
Best Green Initiative

The award will laud an organisation for its endeavours related to sustainability and resource conservation (wherever applicable) and for making a substantial positive impact on the environment.

Technologies, processes, products and services in the banking/financial services space are all eligible in this category.


Best Contribution to Economic Mobility in Banking/Finance
Best Contribution to Economic Mobility in Banking/Finance

Using fintech/banking tech to champion financial inclusion and economic mobility. Examples include products/services for the underbanked communities and areas; products and services for specific demographics that are often overlooked, such as children and pensioners; innovative salary and benefits management tools; increasing financial literacy; promoting financial health etc.

FinTech for Good
FinTech for Good

The award will honour an organisation for its outstanding contribution to a charitable cause, for example, through funds donated, services offered pro-bono, or a creative volunteer programme.

Whether it’s for demonstrating a strategic commitment to tackling social issues, developing innovative ways to engage employees in supporting the local community, or for outstanding collaboration with industry peers to deliver maximum, sustainable impact for charitable causes, this award will recognise the vision, leadership and spirit of collaboration that going beyond basic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) requires, and the universal and lasting positive change it inspires.

The Fintech for Good Award celebrates organisations that actively put the wider community first and demonstrate the values of connection, collaboration and generosity above and beyond the usual confines of business goals. This is not an award for paid-for services or technology.

Diversity & Inclusion Excellence
Diversity & Inclusion Excellence

Devising and successfully applying a diversity & inclusion strategy at a technology services and software company that has resulted in measurable improvements to the organisation, its culture, working environment and talent.


COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 Response

This award is in recognition of a notable contribution to the industry to help fight the Coronavirus pandemic – aiding and supporting the companies/individuals in the industry ecosystem economically, socially, financially etc.

Examples include protecting the workforce; opening up technology to customers; waiving fees/costs; or any other relevant endeavour to keep the industry and the world going in the face of this unprecedented pandemic.

The award is free to enter and open to any participant of the banking ecosystem, be it a financial institution, a software/services provider or a consultancy etc.

Leadership Awards

For individuals and teams, the Leadership Awards are a prized acknowledgement of the demonstrated skills, leadership, vision, inspiration and dedication to the industry’s betterment.


Woman in Technology (W.I.T.)
Woman in Technology (W.I.T.)

The W.I.T. Award will laud an outstanding woman for her distinguished leadership and inspiring work in her organisation, and, equally importantly, making a positive impact on the wider banking/financial services industry.

Tech Leadership
Tech Leadership

Tech Leadership Award will go to an individual – a man or a woman – for playing an instrumental role in devising and/or delivering the technology strategy to support the key business objectives of an organisation, and going above and beyond their role duties.

We are looking for an individual who is truly making an impact in the banking/financial services industry and contributing towards the industry's betterment


Rising FinTech Star
Rising FinTech Star

The Rising Fintech Star Award celebrates driven, inspirational and dynamic fintech professionals – both men and women – looking to make their mark on the industry.

The judges are looking for determined role models – whatever their age, gender or career standing (provided they are relatively new to the industry!) – with ambition to make an impact, hunger for knowledge, enthusiasm to develop their skills further and successfully rise to the challenges of the fintech sector.

Tech Team of the Year
Tech Team of the Year

Tech Team of the Year Award will laud a team working in banking/financial services space that has stood out for its teamwork, efficiency, collaborative spirit and going above and beyond in achieving the goals and delivering value to the project/organisation.

We are looking for a team that can demonstrate what it means to work together for a common goal and produce outstanding results.

Excellence in Tech Awards

For technology services and software providers, an Excellence in Tech Awards is a valuable recognition and endorsement by the industry.


Best Core Banking Solution Provider
Best Core Banking Solution Provider

A back office/core banking solution that facilitates meaningful change to the way an organisation operates, builds products and delivers services, bringing clear and measurable improvements to the organisation.

Best Digital Banking Solution Provider
Best Digital Banking Solution Provider

A front office/digital channels solution that facilitates meaningful change to the way an organisation operates, builds products and delivers services, bringing clear and measurable improvements to the organisation and customer experience.

Best Smart Banking Tech Solution
Best Smart Banking Tech Solution

A banking technology solution that leverages emerging and smart technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), robotics and/or big data, to bring clear and measurable improvements to the organisation and customer experience.


Best Open Banking Solution
Best Open Banking Solution

A solution that supports the Open Banking needs and successfully delivers new client-facing products and services.

Diversity & Inclusion Excellence
Diversity & Inclusion Excellence

Devising and successfully applying a diversity & inclusion strategy at a technology services and software company that has resulted in measurable improvements to the organisation, its culture, working environment and talent.

COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 Response

This award is in recognition of a notable contribution to the industry to help fight the Coronavirus pandemic – aiding and supporting the companies/individuals in the industry ecosystem economically, socially, financially etc.

Examples include protecting the workforce; opening up technology to customers; waiving fees/costs; or any other relevant endeavour to keep the industry and the world going in the face of this unprecedented pandemic.

The award is free to enter and open to any participant of the banking ecosystem, be it a financial institution, a software/services provider or a consultancy etc.