2022 Awards categories, criteria, finalists and winners:
Winners in bold.
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
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.
- Maxwell Financial Labs
- Rippleshot and Fiserv
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.
- Novo Banco
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.
- Novo Banco
- Bank of Montreal
- Siam Commercial 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 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.
- Piermont Bank
- Helix by Q2
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.
- Modern Treasury
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.
- Zenus Bank
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.
- Q2 Innovation Studio
- BMO InnoV8
- ING Labs RegTech Accelerator
- BNY Mellon Accelerator Program
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.
- Numerated and Five Star Bank
- Raistone and Mastercard
- Standard Chartered and Moneythor
- ZEscrow Development Group
- TAB Bank and Bumped
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.
- Hamilton Reserve Bank and authID
- BNY Mellon
Best Insurtech Solution
Given to a fintech, FI, or insurance provider with an excellent new solution in the insurtech space.
- Spott Insurance Services
Best Mobile Payments Solution
Given to a bank, FI or fintech company that excels in the field of mobile payments.
- Relay Payments
- BNY Mellon
- Car IQ
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.
- Theta Lake
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.
- Novo Banco
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.
- RBC Black
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 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.
- Access Softek
- Seeds Investor
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.
- Travis Holloway, SoLo Funds
- Wendy Cai-Lee, Piermont Bank
- Michele Romanow, Clearco
- Dan O’Malley, Numerated
- Chase Gilbert, Built
- Tanya Ward, Cape
- Prashant Fuloria, Fundbox
- Johnny Ayers, Socure
Innovator of the Year
Given to an individual whose innovative ideas and creations have had the greatest impact on financial technology.
- Reena Raichura, Glue42
- Daniela Binatti, Pismo
- Glenn Elliott, Practifi
- Jason Gardner, Marqeta
- Jesse Chenard, MonetaGo
- Sarah Walker, RibbonHub
- Silvana Hernandez, Mastercard
- Stephen Mathai-Davis, Q.ai
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.
- Flock Homes
Best BNPL Solution
Given to a bank or fintech that is creating excellent experiences and driving strong customer adoption and loyalty in the Buy Now Pay Later space.
- Kueski Pay
Excellence in Decentralized Finance
Given to a bank, fintech, or tech company that is using DeFi to bring excellent new experiences to consumers that don’t rely on centralized or governmental financial institutions.
- SoLo Funds
- Cion Digital
- Amun Tokens