The FinTech Innovation Awards honour the highest achievements from the global fintech & financial industries, celebrating teams and individuals who are blazing a trail within the sector. Meet the entrepreneurs, bankers, investors and advisors, demonstrate thought leadership, extend your network and develop business. The FinTech Innovation Awards is a competition to showcase the companies with the most impressive technology, who are paving the future in financial services and technology markets. The panel of judges consists of seasoned investors, academics, marketeers, entrepreneurs with an extensive track record in finance and technology.
• FINTECH INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
This category is not open to public nominations. The winner of this special award will be selected by the judging panel from the list of finalists in all categories. Judges are looking for an outstanding innovation, contributing to the advancement of technology within the sector.
• INNOVATION IN CORPORATE BANKING SOLUTIONS
In the highly competitive corporate banking sector, reliable, efficient, and scalable technology is am vital component of a corporation’s success. This award recognises innovation that improves efficiency across areas such as lending trade finance, risk and liquidity management.
• INNOVATION IN BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS SOLUTIONS
This award category will recognise a state-of-the-art data management solution.Judges are looking for an innovative product that enables end users to integrate, cleanse, migrate, analyse and manage data across platforms to produce accurate, consistent information
in a clear and precise manner.
• INNOVATION IN CYBER SECURITY/ANTI-FRAUD
This award will recognise the organisation or product that has devised the most innovative and effective method(s) of preventing cybercrime in protecting an organisations’ or customer’s assets. The winning initiative will demonstrate the providers understanding of the diversity of fraud and/or cybercrime risk. The category is open to internal or external anti-fraud/security functions.
• INNOVATION IN INSURANCE (B2B OR B2C)
Many financial sector businesses require efficient insurance systems to help their organisations run more effectively. This award recognises cutting-edge insurance software solutions that bring valuableinnovation to increase efficiency when processing compensation payments, managing existinginfrastructure or monitoring loans.
• INNOVATION IN LENDING (B2B OR B2C)
This award recognises a product or service which offers new or significantly improved service that implements technology to bring benefits to both lenders and borrowers. Judges are looking for innovative credit modelling, use of data elements
and improved user experience.
• INNOVATION IN MONEY TRANSFER/FX
The winning technology will be an innovative solution that benefits the end user, adopting a clear and user-friendly process with complete transparency of the transaction. The solution will address and implement solid security processes while demonstrating understanding of, and compliance with, international laws and regulations. This category is open to both B2B or B2C products/services.
• INNOVATION IN PAYMENTS
In this category judges are looking for a product or service that disrupts the payments sector by introducing innovative, state- of-the-art solution that benefits both users and service providers. This category is open to eCommerce, mCommerce, contactless, mPoS and mobile wallet providers.
• INNOVATION IN RISK MANAGEMENT
The winner of this category will be a risk management system providing advancements in measuring, defining and predicting risks in the organisation. Judges are looking for a ground-breaking innovationthat has delivered real value and improvements to the organisation using it.
• FINTECH START-UPS OF THE YEAR
The judges are looking for the start-ups that has disrupted the FinTech space through the implementation of new and innovative solutions, challenging the status quo and transforming the industry landscape.
• INNOVATION IN TRADING SYSTEMS
The winner of this category will be the best-of-breed system which offers highly relevant functionality,integration and compatibility. It will contribute to rapid and more precise trading, optimal performance andincreased profitability. This category is open to both, buy-side and sell-side system providers.
• INNOVATION IN TREASURY MANAGEMENT
In this category, judges are looking for a system that provides innovation and flexibility in meeting the challenges of today’s fast-changing treasury environment. The winning system will make significant, evidenced difference to corporate performance of the organisation using it.
• INNOVATION IN WEALTH, ASSET AND INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
This category’s winnr will be a wealth, investment or asset mangement system which, in the last
12 months, provided innovative ways to improve transaction tracking, management and reduction of risk, or increased analytics and profit potential.
• FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR
This award will recognise an indvidual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the
transformation of the finance sector, either through defining new standards, launching a key
technology initiative, or driving a regulatory-related change that benefits the industry. This cateogory is open to 3rd party nominations.
• FINTECH MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
This award celebrates the very best creative marketing and PR talent in promoting FinTech innovation. Judges will look for campaigns that: pushed the boundaries of how the sector was percieved; educated audiences about new technologies and services; suceeded in establishing or strengthening brand identity and/or winning new customers.