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2021 Awards categories and criteria:

Submit your nomination here.

The nomination fee is $200 until April 30th when it goes to $250. The final nomination deadline is June 11.


Best Alternative Investments Solution
Best Alternative Investments Solution

Given to a fintech or tech company that uses technology to offer investment opportunities beyond what traditional investment and wealth management firms are able to provide.

Best Back-Office/Core Services Solution
Best Back-Office/Core Services Solution

Given to the fintech or tech company that excels in back-office and core-services solutions. Allowing banks and FIs to seamlessly manage their day-to-day operations while also giving them the opportunity to engage with new tech solutions and establish new products and processes.

Best Consumer Lending Solution
Best Consumer Lending Solution

Given to a bank or FI that excels in the field of consumer lending by offering quality products and an exceptional digital experience.


Best Customer Experience Solution
Best Customer Experience Solution

Given to a bank or FI that has created an exceptional customer experience for their users. Customer experience will include all aspects of a customer journey from onboarding/account opening through account management, customer service, etc.

Best Digital Bank
Best Digital Bank

Given to a digital-only or digital-first bank that offers its customers quality products and an exceptional digital experience.

Best Digital Mortgage Solution
Best Digital Mortgage Solution

Given to a bank or FI that excels in digital or online mortgage by offering quality products and an exceptional digital experience.


Best Embedded Finance Solution
Best Embedded Finance Solution

Given to a fintech company that has integrated its product, functionality, or offering into an existing technology stack without interrupting the existing user experience or to a bank that is the best example of a banking-as-a-service provider.

Best Enterprise Payments Solution
Best Enterprise Payments Solution

Given to a bank, FI, or fintech company that excels in the area of enterprise payments, balancing speed, ease of use, and reliability.

Best Financial Mobile App
Best Financial Mobile App

Given to a bank or FI that has an excellent mobile app. Balancing functionality, design, security, and usability to create an outstanding customer experience.


Best Fintech Accelerator/Incubator
Best Fintech Accelerator/Incubator

Given to an accelerator or incubator that consistently nurtures quality fintech companies and helps them on their journey. Factors will include how their alumni roster has performed in the market and testimonials from innovators who have participated in the accelerator or incubator.

Best Fintech Partnership
Best Fintech Partnership

Given to an FI and fintech company who are working together to build something new and groundbreaking. The partnership should allow them to do something together that is greater than the sum of their parts.

Best ID Management Solution
Best ID Management Solution

Given to a bank or FI that excels in the area of ID management, including ID verification and KYC compliance pieces, and protecting customers’ identities and safeguarding their personal data.


Best Insurtech Solution
Best Insurtech Solution

Given to a fintech, FI, or insurance provider with an excellent new solution in the insurtech space.

Best Mobile Payments Solution
Best Mobile Payments Solution

Given to a bank, FI or fintech company that excels in the field of mobile payments.

Best RegTech Solution
Best RegTech Solution

Given to a bank, FI, or fintech company that excels in the field of regulatory compliance without disrupting customer experience or creating inefficiencies for bank employees.


Best SMB/SME Banking Solution
Best SMB/SME Banking Solution

Given to a bank or FI that excels at engaging with small and medium sized businesses by offering quality products and an exceptional digital experience.

Best Use of AI/ML
Best Use of AI/ML

Given to a bank, FI, or fintech company that is using artificial intelligence/machine-learning technology to the greatest effect, creating new capabilities that are only possible through AI/ML.

Best Wealth Management Solution
Best Wealth Management Solution

Given to a wealth management firm, bank or FI with an excellent new solution to give consumers more control over their future wealth and help them meet long-term financial goals.


Excellence in Financial Inclusion
Excellence in Financial Inclusion

Given to a bank. FI, or fintech firm that excels at engaging with unbanked and under-banked people from around the world in order to give more people access to basic banking services.

Excellence in Pandemic Response
Excellence in Pandemic Response

Given to a bank, FI, or fintech firm that excelled in its response to the pitfalls and problems associated with the pandemic.

Excellence in Sustainability
Excellence in Sustainability

Given to a bank, FI, or fintech company doing excellent work in sustainability. Sustainability can be broadly defined as made up of three primary areas: economic, social, and environmental.


Executive of the Year
Executive of the Year

Given to an individual who holds an executive-level position at a bank, FI or intech firm whose leadership has pushed their team to accomplish great things.

Fintech Woman of the Year
Fintech Woman of the Year

Given to a woman whose achievements and work in fintech-related areas of financial services have helped enhance the sector or raise its profile as a career for women. Through education, leadership, mentoring, coaching or acting as a role model.

Innovator of the Year
Innovator of the Year

Given to an individual whose innovative ideas and creations have had the greatest impact on financial technology.


Top Emerging Fintech Company
Top Emerging Fintech Company

Given to a fintech startup 2 years old or younger that is the most likely to become the next fintech unicorn.