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Banking Tech Awards
30th November 2023
Royal Lancaster Hotel

Congratulations to all the 2022 Banking Tech Awards Finalists

There are three types of categories to choose from.
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Banking Tech Project Awards

For banks and financial institutions to enter.

Excellence in Tech Awards

For technology services and software providers to enter.

Leadership Awards

For any individual or team to enter.

Banking Tech Project Awards Finalists

Best Tech Overhaul

  • Morgan Stanley - SRE: Observability and Monitoring
  • Morgan Stanley - DRTAB
  • Lloyds Banking Group - Core Platforms & Financial Crime Prevention Lab - Client Lifecycle Management for Customer Sanctions Unit
  • HSBC - DIGS (Digital Infrastructure Global Services)
  • HSBC - Microsoft 365 Programme
  • Bank of America - Virtual On-Watch

Best Tech Overhaul – Changing the Engine

  • Punjab National Bank - Punjab National Bank and Infosys Finacle
  • LOLC Technology Services Ltd -  LOLC Technology Services
  • J.P. Morgan  - Project Freedom/TRIumph
  • Credit Europe Bank with Red Hat  - CEB’s IT Modernization with Red Hat’s Cloud-Native Technologies
  • Central Bank of Mongolia - Central Bank of Mongolia Payments Infrastructure Transformation
  • BNP Paribas - CIB Global Markets IT – EMDEN
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO) - CDB Initiative

Best Use of IT in Retail Banking

  • Standard Bank Group - Shyft
  • Lloyds Banking Group - Core Platforms & Customer Service Transformation - Credit Card Transformation
  • BPI - Open an Account 100% Remotely in 5 Minutes
  • BPI - AGE - ACT Now
  • Westpac ­– Westpac BaaS and 10x Banking Technology

Best Use of IT in Corporate Banking

  • Novobanco - Corporate Banking Online
  • ICICI Bank - ICICI Bank and Infosys Finacle
  • BPI - A Centric Credit Experience for Corporate Customers
  • Bank Millennium S.A. - From Standard and Paper-Full to Innovative and Paperless - Digitalisation of Banking Processes in Corporate Clients Segment

Best Use of IT in Private Banking/Wealth Management

  • VP Bank in partnership with GFT - Tokenisation Platform for VP Bank
  • Techcom Securities – TCBS - TCInvest - One-stop-shop
  • Sarasin & Partners LLP - Sarasin Client Portal
  • Morgan Stanley - Data Transformation Gateway - SparkETL
  • Morgan Stanley - Morgan Stanley Spending + Budgeting
  • Morgan Stanley - Relationship Management Tool
  • Morgan Stanley - Private Equity Analysis
  • J.P. Morgan - Connect CRM
  • DBS Bank - Reimagine DBS Treasures Sales & Service Experience

Best Use of IT in Treasury and Capital Markets

  • Morgan Stanley - High Performance Multi Resource Distributed Transaction with Kafka
  • J.P. Morgan - Active Inventory Management (AIM) Cash Optimization
  • HSBC - MyDeal
  • BPI - App BPI Broker – Revolutionising On-line Stock Market Access
  • Bank ABC - Finastra Kondor Upgrade

Best Use of IT for Lending

  • QuickFi by Innovation Finance USA - QuickFi
  • MPOWER Financing - ReFi & MPOWER Student Loans
  • LOLC Finance PLC - Business Process Reengineering Team
  • J.P. Morgan - Pre-approved Lending Offers
  • CrossLend - CrossLend's Digital Debt Platform
  • BPI - Credit Experience for Corporate Customers – Immediate Credit

Best Use of IT for Lending – Mortgage

Best Use of IT for SME Lending

  • SME Finance - Smart Loan
  • PT ALAMI FINTEK SHARIA - Implementation of Akad Payung (Umbrella Agreement) and API-Powered Disbursement
  • Oxbury Bank Plc - Oxbury Farm Credit
  • DBS Bank - Leveraging Alternative Data for SME Lending

Best Use of IT for Consumer Lending

  • Novobanco - Personal Finance Digital Journey
  • Creditstar Group AS - Creditstar Group AS
  • Bank Millennium S.A. - Bank Millennium Online Instalment Loan in E-commerce

Best Digital Initiative

Sponsored by: Veritran

  • Union Bank of India - Union Bank of India and Infosys Finacle
  • Standard Bank Group - PowerPulse
  • DBS Bank - Cash Exception Handling Workflow
  • Davivienda - Davivienda Movil
  • CTBC Bank - CTBC Bank Phygital Banking Platform
  • BPI - Open an Account 100% Remotely in 5 minutes
  • BNP Paribas - CIB Global Markets IT - NOVA
  • Bank of Georgia - SuperApp

Best Digital Initiative – Lending

  • Wizink - Digital SaaS Loans
  • Updraft - Updraft
  • QuickFi by Innovation Finance USA - QuickFi
  • TBI Bank and FintechOS – Digital Lending Platform

Best Digital Initiative - New Bank/Brand Launch

  • Tonik Digital Bank Inc - Tonik Digital Bank Inc launch
  • BTG Pactual - BTG Pactual Banking – New Retail Bank
  • BPI - AGE

Best Digital Initiative USA

  • TAB Bank - TAB Bank Launches New Online Mobile Banking Platform
  • J.P. Morgan - Casey, The Digital Colleague
  • Citi Commercial Bank - Report Builder
  • Bank of America - Life Plan



Best Mobile Initiative

  • Novobanco - novobanco Mobile App - Not an App But a Million
  • DBS Bank - One app for all – DBS Card+ HK app
  • DBS Bank - DBS Digibank SG – Simple, Personalised Banking for Every Segment

Best Mobile Initiative - Investment & Trading

  •  Standard Bank Group - Shyft
  • Saxo Bank - Saxo Bank
  • J.P. Morgan - Mobile Insights
  • DBS Bank - Reimagine DBS Treasures Sales & Service Experience
  • BPI - App BPI Broker - Revolutionising on-line Stock Market Access
  • AJ Bell – Dodl by AJ Bel

Best Mobile Initiative - New Bank/Brand

  • Mox with GFT and Thought Machine - Mox Bank
  • Monument Bank Limited - Monument Bank Mobile App
  • HSBC - HSBC Kinetic
  • BPI - AGE - ACT NOW
  • Aion Bank and Efigence - Aion Bank

Best Mobile Initiative – Payments

  • Payit by NatWest - Payit by NatWest
  • Millennium bcp - BNPL Instalments Facility
  • Kivra & Tink - Kivra & Tink partnership
  • Bank Millennium S.A. - Top-up codes in Bank Millennium Mobile App
  • Arab Bank and Compass Plus Technologies – Arabi MobiCash - Arab Bank

Best Use of AI

  • Siam Commercial Bank - Siam Commercial Bank
  • Oportun - Oportun Digital Banking Platform
  • Morgan Stanley - Project Genome
  • J.P. Morgan - Applied Data Science Fund
  • HSBC - HSBC DRA (Dynamic Risk Assessment)
  • Banking Circle - Banking Circle

Best Use of AI - Intelligent Assistant

  • Swedbank and Nuance Communications – Swedbank’s Nina Virtual Assistant
  • Caixa Geral de Depósitos – Caixa Digital Assistant
  • Bank of Georgia - Georgian Speech Technologies
  • Alior Bank - AI Platform

Best Use of Data

  • TerraPay - TerraPay
  • Siam Commercial Bank - Siam Commercial Bank
  • Morgan Stanley - Data COE Project
  • Morgan Stanley - Morgan Stanley Data Driven Risk Assessment (Technology Change Management)
  • Kepler Cheuvreux and Iress - Kepler Cheuvreux in partnership with Iress
  • J.P. Morgan - SRE data observability meets AI/ML: KOI (Kontinuous Operational Intelligence)
  • HSBC - Wholesale Credit and Lending - Portfolio Visualisation Dashboard
  • HSBC - Change Analysis and Risk Evaluation (CARE)
  • DBS Bank - DBS Bank

Best Use of RegTech

  • Santander Group - Santander Regulatory Radar
  • Morgan Stanley - RREACTOR - Surveillance Tuning and Optimization for Transaction Monitoring
  • Intesa Sanpaolo - Kore Labs / Intesa Sanpaolo
  • J.P. Morgan - Compliance Hard News Extract
  • HSBC Wholesale Credit and Lending - Global Collateral Data Service
  • HSBC - HSBC STAR – The New Strategic Cloud-Native Traded Risk Platform
  • Griffin Bank - BaaS Griffin Adopts Clausematch to Prepare for the FCA Banking Licence

Best Use of Fraud Protection Technology

  • Morgan Stanley - Business Email Compromise (BEC) Cyber Detection Team
  • J.P. Morgan - Fraud Connect
  • HSBC - HSBCnet - Preventing APP Scams
  • Upgrade – Upgrade and Ekata

Best Use of Cloud

  • Übank - Übank and Infosys Finacle
  • PagoNxt (a Santander company) - The Best of Two Worlds
  • Monument Bank Limited - Monument Bank Cloud Platform
  • HSBC - Counterparty Credit Risk (CCR) and Valuation adjustments (XVA) on Cloud Programme
  • HSBC - HSBC DRA (Dynamic Risk Assessment)
  • HSBC - Shared Services Cloud Team Supporting Across the Wholesale IT Portfolio of Projects
  • DBS Bank - Evolve PavedCloud
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) with Red Hat - CIBC Hybrid Cloud Strategy Leveraging Red Hat OpenShift
  • Barclays Trade & Working Capital - DAS to AWS Migration

Best Use of Cloud – USA

  • Vanguard – TCS BaNCS for Corporate Actions
  • Morgan Stanley - Best-of-breed Cloud Data Platforms – Integration of Snowflake and Databricks by Morgan Stanley Cloud Data Squad
  • Morgan Stanley - Morgan Stanley’s Hybrid Cloud Swim-lanes
  • J.P. Morgan – Payments Platform Migration to Private Cloud
  • J.P. Morgan        - Financial Performance Measurement on the Cloud SPARTA

FinTech of the Future – Digital Assets/Blockchain

  • VP Bank in partnership with GFT - Tokenisation Platform for VP Bank
  • Techcom Securities – TCBS - Blockchain Application In Wealth Management
  • Synapse - Synapse
  • Nexo - Nexo

FinTech of the Future – Payments

FinTech of the Future – Start-up Bank/ Banking Service

Best FinTech Partnership

  • TerraPay and Network International – TerraPay and Network International
  • NatWest & Tink - NatWest and Tink Open Banking Partnership
  • Kivra & Tink - Kivra & Tink Partnership
  • HyperJar and Modulr - HyperJar and Modulr: The Payments Partnership Delivering a ‘Save Now, Pay Later’ Movement
  • Mox Bank, GFT and Thought Machine - Mox Bank Launch
  • Lykke and BNP Paribas - CIB Global Markets IT - NOVA
  • Biz2Credit and CPA.com - CPA Business Funding Portal
  • Juni and B4B Payments - B4B Payments BIN Sponsorship
  • Allica Bank & Mambu - Allica Bank & Mambu
  • Halo Investing and Pershing - Halo-Pershing Platform Integration

Best UX/CX in Finance Initiative

Sponsored by: Momentum

  • State Street - GlobalLink Digital
  • Novobanco - novobanco Life Insurance Digital Journey
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Kit - Kit
  • J.P. Morgan - The J.P. Morgan Online (JPOI) Modernization and Redesign Project
  • Goldman Sachs - Goldman Sachs Ayco Personal Financial Management – Digital Financial Wellness
  • CTBC Bank - Open ATM
  • Bank of Georgia - Design System
  • Aion Bank and Efigence - Aion Bank

Best Green Initiative

Sponsored by Telehouse

  • Standard Bank Group - PowerPulse
  • J.P. Morgan - Thematic ESG
  • DBS Bank - A Better World, Together - with LiveBetter
  • DBS Bank - DBS Newton Green (DNG)
  • Citi Ventures - City Builder by Citi
  • BR-AG Advisory Group – ATOME: Tech Meets Green – Business Reporting

Best Contribution to Economic Mobility in Banking/Finance

  • The Mifos Initiative - Mifos Payment Hub EE
  • TAG Fintech - TAG Fintech
  • Standard Bank Group - Chama App
  • Robocash Group - Robocash Group
  • Mcash Uganda Ltd - Mcash-MAAIF project

Best Contribution to Economic Mobility in Banking/Finance for SMEs

  • KoinWorks - KoinWorks
  • Standard Bank Group - Trader Direct
  • Affin Bank Berhad - SME Colony Mobile App

Best Contribution to Economic Mobility in Banking/Finance for the Next Generation

  • CTBC Bank - Money Diary
  • MPOWER Financing - ReFi & MPOWER Student Loans
  • BPI - AGE - 100% Digital, 100% Free and 0% Bureaucracy

Best Contribution to Economic Mobility in Banking/Finance UK

  • Updraft - Updraft
  • OneBanks Hub - OneBanks Hub
  • ClearBank and PayPoint - Digitising Benefit Payments for the Payment Exception Service (PES)

FinTech for Good by Financial Institutions

COVID-19 Response by Financial Institutions

  • Standard Bank Group - OneFarm Share
  • PT ALAMI FINTEK SHARIA - Partnership with eFishery and Healthcare Funding Portfolio
  • Hello Alice - Hello Alice Business For All Initiative
  • DBS Bank - IoT & Robotics @ 24/7 Self-service Branches & Financial Planning Branches
  • CTBC Bank - League of Legends Card
  • Banco Provincia - Cuenta DNI: A Turning Point In Banco Provincia's History
  • Banking Circle / B4B Payments - B4B Payments

Best Embedded Finance Initiative

  • Treezor - Treezor
  • Standard Bank Group - Trader Direct
  • QuickFi by Innovation Finance USA - QuickFi
  • OpenPayd - OpenPayd Embedded Finance with Bitfinex
  • KLINE - KLINE and Infosys Finacle
  • CTBC Bank - Innovative Social Commerce Business Suite
  • Central Payments - Open*CP Fintech API Marketplace
  • Aion Bank/ETFmatic - UnitPlus

Excellence in Tech Awards Finalists

Best Core Banking Solution Provider

Sponsored by Aspire Systems

  • Pismo - Pismo
  • FIS - Integrated Banking Solution
  • INCAT - BOS – Banking Operation System by INCAT
  • Temenos - Temenos Open Platform for Composable Banking

Best Digital Solution Provider - Banking Tech

  • SignD Identity - SignD Identity
  • Nymbus - Nymbus
  • Moxo - The OneStop Client Interaction Platform
  • Mobiquity - Building a Digital Bank for Bahrain
  • LeapXpert - LeapXpert
  • Infosys Finacle - Infosys Finacle
  • Glue42  - Glue42
  • Vuram - Vuram
  • Codebase Technologies - Digibanc Fintech and Digital Banking Platform
  • Aion Digital - Aion Rubix - Digital Transformation for Corporate and Retail Bank

Best Digital Solution Provider – LendTech

  • Acre Platforms Limited - Acre
  • Phoebus Software Ltd - Phoebus Software Ltd
  • Trade Ledger - Digital Receivables Finance
  • Optalitix - The £1bn Origination Platform
  • Maxwell - Maxwell Diligence
  • Finova - Finova
  • Biz2X - Biz2X Platform: Cloud Software Built for Business Lending
  • Intellect Design Arena - iKredit360, Intellect Design Arena

Best Digital Solution Provider – PayTech

  • UniTeller Financial Services - UniTeller Digital Services as a Solution
  • AvidXchange - FastPay Political+
  • TechFin UAB - SDK.finance, TechFin UAB
  • FIS - FIS Integrated Payables
  • FIS - FIS Disburse Pay
  • DailyPay - DailyPay Pay Balance
  • Brim Financial - Canadian Western Bank Business Card Program
  • BlueSnap - BlueSnap
  • Airbase – Airbase Spend Management Platform

Best Banking Tech Provider

  • Pega – NatWest Holmes Team.
  • Cinchy - Cinchy Dataware Platform
  • Brim Financial - Laurentian Bank VISA card program re-platform
  • Adlumin Inc. - Adlumin Inc.
  • Diaman Tech S.r.l. - Active Portfolio Manager

Best Smart Banking Tech Solution - Fighting Financial Crime and Fraud

  • SymphonyAI Sensa - SensaAML
  • Salv - AML Bridge
  • Outseer - Fraud Manager
  • Onfido - Onfido Real Identity Platform
  • Elucidate - Elucidate
  • Duality Technologies - The Duality Platform
  • Carefull - Carefull
  • Brighterion, a Mastercard company - AI for Acquirer Fraud
  • AML RightSource - AML RightSource QuantaVerse Financial Crime Platform

Best Smart Banking Tech Solution - AI-Driven Data Insights

Best Smart Banking Tech Solution – Innovation

  • TransUnion (UK) - TransUnion (UK)
  • Kore.ai - BankAssist
  • Keyless Technologies - Privacy-Preserving Biometric Authentication
  • Help With My Loan - Help With My Loan
  • FXE Technologies - Dynamic Portfolio Monitoring
  • EY - EY Nexus for Banking
  • Clovr Labs - Regulatory Compliance in Cryptocurrency Transactions with ChainPrint from Clovr Labs
  • Car IQ - Car IQ

Best Open Banking Solution UK

  • Yapily and Emma - Improving Financial Wellbeing Through the Power of Open Banking
  • Payit by NatWest - Payit by NatWest
  • NatWest and Tink - NatWest and Tink Open Banking Partnership
  • ECOMMPAY - ECOMMPAY: Open Banking Payment Solutions
  • Citizen – Citizen Instant Cardless Payments

Best Open Banking Solution Europe

  • Vodeno - Tricount
  • TrueLayer - Open Banking Payments
  • Token - Open Banking Enabler for the Payments Industry
  • Tink - Tink's Payment Initiation
  • Kivra & Tink - Kivra & Tink partnership
  • CBI S.c.p.a - The Check IBAN Service: Real Time Verification and Security Service
  • Brite Payments  - Brite Single Sign

Best Open Banking Solution – International

  • Torry Harris Integration Solutions - Torry Harris Concierge Bank
  • NTT Data - Platea for Banking
  • Infosys Finacle - Infosys Finacle

COVID-19 Response by Technology Services & Software Providers

  • Rapid Finance - SBA Econiomic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program
  • Mosaic Smart Data - Mosaic Smart Data
  • Appian - Appian Workforce Safety

Leadership Awards Finalists

Woman in Technology (W.I.T.) - Banking, Finance & Payments

  • Zoe Newman, US Managing Director, Capital on Tap
  • Nemira Palaimienė, Head of Growth, Member of the Board, SME Bank
  • Ravneet Shah, CTO, Allica Bank
  • Pari Lennartz, VP of Engineering, MPOWER Financing
  • Olga Filipenko, ex Executive Director & Chief Digital Officer, Alfa-Bank Ukraine
  • Edith Gasana Kutesa, CEO, Mcash Uganda Ltd
  • Kiran Evans, Global Head of Wholesale Non Financial Risk & Regulatory, HSBC
  • Sandhya Sridharan, Managing Director- Global Head of Core Development, JP Morgan Chase
  • Gitanjali Nistala, Technology and Enterprise Data Transformation leader, J.P. Morgan
  • Elisabet Listiyani, Senior Vice President – Head of Information Security, IT Governance, and Project Management Office, DBS Indonesia, DBS Bank
  • Anabel Perez, CEO and Co-founder, NovoPayment

Woman in Technology (W.I.T.) - Tech/Service Provider

  • Rachel Hunt, VP, Strategy & Growth, Volante Technologies
  • Prema Varadhan, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Temenos
  • Bernadette Zukoski, Senior Vice President, Numerix
  • Nicole Pienkos, SVP, Group Executive, Regional Banking, FIS
  • Mitra Roknabadi, Vice President and Global Head of Marketing, OpenFin
  • Marika Lulay, CEO, GFT
  • Margaret J. Hartigan, CEO and Founder, Marstone, Inc.
  • Lilian Appenheimer, Global Director of Customer Success, Trading Central
  • Leor Distenfeld, Chief Revenue Officer, OpenFin
  • Jolanda Schekermans, Head of Product - Europe, Form3
  • Jilenne Gunther, National Director, AARP BankSafe
  • Pavithra Srinivasan, Regional Director for the Europe and UK regions, Vuram
  • Daniela Binatti, Co-Founder and CTO, Pismo
  • Luvleen Sidhu, CEO and Founder, BM Technologies (BMTX)
  • Ammara Masood, CEO, NdcTech

Tech Leadership – Banking, Finance & Payments

  • Alex Woo, CEO, DBS Tech India, DBS Bank
  • Alex Mifsud, CEO, Weavr
  • Rian Patrick Sethi, Global Head of Delivery - Wholesale Data & Analytics Technology, HSBC
  • Jeffrey Glass, Chief Executive Officer, Hometap
  • Jimmy NG, Group Chief Information Officer, Head, Group Technology & Operations, DBS Bank

Tech Leadership – Tech/Service Provider

  • Satrajit "Satty" Saha, CEO, TransUnion (UK)
  • John Beeston, Business Executive – UK Wealth Management, FIS
  • Eric Litz, Chief Technology Officer, Delta Data
  • Gavin Lauchlan, Chief Product Officer, OpenFin
  • Ajay Bhalla, President of Cyber & Intelligence, Mastercard
  • Ammara Masood, CEO, NdcTech

Rising FinTech Star

  • Dawid Rożek, CEO, Zen.com
  • Stephen Mathai-Davis, CEO and Founder, Q.ai
  • Shiran Weitzman, CEO and Co-founder, Shield
  • Tilak Joshi, Co-Founder and CEO, Lean
  • Keshvi Radia, Head of Product, Allica Bank
  • Dominique Harrison, Director, Racial Equity Design and Data Initiative (REDDI), Citi Ventures
  • Adwait Joshi, CEO/ChiefSeer, DataSeers

Top Tech Team UK – Bank/Financial Institution

  • NatWest - Bank of APIs Team
  • LBG Fintech and Partnership Team (F&P Team) - LBG Innovation Sandbox
  • Equals Group PLC - Equals Money Team
  • Allica Bank - Payments Team

Top Tech Team – Bank/Financial Institution

  • PagoNxt (a Santander company) - A Multidisciplinary and International Team
  • Morgan Stanley - Corporate Retirement Team
  • Morgan Stanley - The Wealth Management Technology (WMT) Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Team
  • Morgan Stanley - Enterprise DevOps Program Team
  • JP Morgan Chase - Machine Learning Center of Excellence Team
  • J.P. Morgan - Portfolio Analysis, Performance & Client Reporting Team
  • HSBC - HSBC Wholesale IT Regulatory and Mandatory Team
  • Barclays - TPR Tech Go live, Barclays Trade & Working Capital Team
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO) - InnoV8 Program Team

Top Tech Team – Tech/Service Provider

  • Qulix Systems – Kassa Team
  • OpenFin – Workspace Team
  • NdcTech - NdcTech's Team for Telenor Microfinance Bank Project
  • Form3 - Form3's Engineering Team
  • Featurespace - Featurespace - Data Science Team

Diversity & Inclusion Excellence