Efma Accenture

 

2021 AWARDS NOW OPEN!

The Efma-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards celebrate the best new ideas that are transforming our industry. Your ideas put into action, delivering results. Submit your entry today, share your idea, and get the credit it deserves from your colleagues and peers.


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Efma Accenture

 

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You could be our ‘Innovation of the month’ winner and fast-tracked as a top-9 nominee in your category!


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The Initiative

1
Submit
from 15/5 to 24/9
2
Vote
from 11/10 to 22/10
3
RSVP
from 24/9
4
Winners
from 18/11

Submit your innovation today!

In 2019 the awards attracted 604 entries from 234 banks in 70 countries. The 2021 edition is now open for entries until 24 September. Get a headstart and submit your most innovative projects now. You can always start the process and come back and finish it later…

 

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Voting process

A rigorous and independent process ensures the credibility of the awards. This includes shortlisting by an Efma Awards Committee; deliberations by a jury of industry professionals; and a broader online voting process. Judging criteria includes Originality, Impact and Universality. Read more here.

Register to watch the Ceremony

The best innovations in each category will be recognized at an Awards Ceremony on 18 November (venue and format to be confirmed). This will include winners presenting their submissions.

Learn more about our past winners

See our 2019 winners and learn from the best case studies.

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About The Awards

What are the Efma-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards?

The Efma-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards have been a catalyst for innovation in the banking since their inception in 2013. They showcase the most exciting and effective innovations that are taking advantage of emerging technologies and responding to the disruption and opportunities in banking.

A rigorous, independent judging and voting process ensures the credibility of the awards. The awards ceremony is widely recognized as the ‘Oscars’ of the industry.

Benefits of participating

The awards offer benefits for entrants, winners and the industry as a whole.

  • - Help promote a culture of innovation in banking
  • - Achieve the recognition of your colleagues
  • - Be acknowledged by your industry peers
  • - Gain public acclaim for your organization as an innovation leader
  • - Network with other executives who are driving innovation
  • - Benchmark your innovation against those of other insurers
  • - Be inspired by the creativity and boldness of your peers

How to submit

The awards offer benefits for entrants, winners and the industry as a whole.

  • - You can submit as many innovation as you wish.
  • - To qualify for the Global Innovator category, banks need to submit at least three innovations in the other 7 categories. The winner is then selected by a dedicated jury of banking professionals.
  • - Your innovation must have been launched or enhanced after 1 January 2018, and must be in at least the pilot phase.
  • - Only banks may enter the following categories: Analytics & Artificial Intelligence; Digital Marketing & Sales; Future Workforce; Offering Innovation, Reimagining the Customer Experience; Social, Sustainable & Responsible Banking.
  • - Banking start-ups and spinoffs, and technology firms working within the banking industry may submit their innovations in the Neobanks & Specialized Players category only. These innovations must be stage-one funded, have a market release proposition, and/or have completed a successful market proof of concept.
  • - Visit the Winners Gallery section to see winning submissions from 2013 to date.
  • - The deadline for entries is 24 September 2021.
  • - There is no charge to enter.

Innovation of the Month - May

RPA and AI as a smart assistant for auditors - Yapi Kredi Bankasi

RPA and AI utilized as a smart assistant for audit tasks. The new process enables robots and artificial intelligence algorithms to collaborate auditor as a smart assistant leading auditor to focus on value added audit activities.

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Innovation of the Month - May

Innovation of the Month - April

PeoPay KIDS app - Bank Pekao

A pioneer solution, which helps children take their first steps in the world of mobile finance.

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Innovation of the Month - April

Innovation of the Month - March

Linkle Tahsilat - Isbank

“Linkle Tahsilat” is a digital collection method which offers a new experience for merchants and facilitates payments by payment links which are created within mobile application and shared across various communication channels such as e-mail, SMS, etc.

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Innovation of the Month - March

Meet this year’s Top Contributors

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and…
CaixaBank is the leading financial group in retail banking in Spain and one of the top banks in Portugal. The group, with Jordi Gual as chairman and Gonzalo Gortázar as CEO, has 15.6 million…
As a universal bank Alior Bank addresses its' services to both individual and businesses customers. In day-to-day activities, the bank combines principles of traditional banking with innovative…

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Program Highlights

18,000+
Online votes received in 2019
30
Senior banking leaders acted as judges
3,390
Innovations since 2013
814
Participating institutions since 2013