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2021 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

This 8th edition of the Efma-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards has been once again a great success with a record of 816 ground-breaking innovations from 275 institutions in 73 countries. A huge thank to all the participants who submitted their most innovative project!

Congratulations to our 24 finalists and 8 big winners!


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The Initiative

1
Submit
from 15/5 to 29/9
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 29 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 2021 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 - September

MYINVESTOR

Not only a Neobank; not only a Challenger Bank; not only a Roboadvisor; not only a Wealthtech. We disrupt the financial sector. We make finance easy, fun and transparent. We democratize investment. Clients love us.

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Innovation of the Month - September

Innovation of the Month - August

SMEsouk - RAKBANK

SMEsouk is essentially a One stop Digital Platform/Hub for SME's to Set Up , Grow, Manage and Network through the community created on the platform.

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Innovation of the Month - August

Innovation of the Month - July

New SBER ecosystem branch: «Branch as a gadget» - Sberbank

In September 2020 SBER launched a brand new branch. We reimagined the role of a branch and reinvented a branch concept. We created new reasons to visit Sber. Now Sber is much more than just a bank and its new branch is created according to the principles of a gadget.

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Innovation of the Month - July

Innovation of the Month - June

Digital Sales Boost Program: A New Era In Intesa Sanpaolo’s Business Model - Intesa Sanpaolo

Nobody will ever be closer to an eCommerce champion as Intesa Sanpaolo

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Innovation of the Month - June

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
1883
Participating institutions since 2013
4125
Innovations since 2013