Voting opens for 2017 Efma-Accenture Innovation Awards

Voting opens for 2017 Efma-Accenture Innovation Awards

Industry prepares to recognise the most innovative retail financial services projects across the world

Richard Humphreys |

More than 467 innovations have been submitted by 183 financial services institutions from 59 countries for this year’s Efma-Accenture Innovation Awards programme, which will take place on 25 October in Rome, Italy.

Efma has selected 48 of the best innovations in eight categories for the initiative, which seeks to reward the most innovative projects in the global retail financial services sector.

Both Efma members and non-members can vote for the winners in each of the eight categories by visiting and selecting their top three innovations per category. Votes must be cast by 29 September.

Winners will be announced at the Efma-Accenture Innovation Awards Ceremony on 25 October.

Attendees will also be able to vote for the Best New Product or Service live at the event. Each nominee will have seven minutes to pitch and demo their innovation, plus a three-minute interactive Q&A session with the audience to convince on-site attendees and live broadcast viewers.

Finally, a worldwide selection of C-level banker judges will choose a Global Innovator – Established Player and a Global Innovator – Challenger Player for 2017.

Nominees for the awards include:

Best New Product or Service
comdirect bank (Germany) – Finooptimizer
Emirates NBD (UAE) – Liv
OP Group (Finland) – OP Kulku
DenizBank (Turkey) – Augmented Agricultural Banking App
Alior Bank (Poland) – HAIZ
BBVA (Spain) – Valora

Big Data, Analytics and AI
Isbank (Turkey) – Marketing Brain
mBank (Poland) – ChatMe&mAIA Program
Banco Bradesco (Brazil) – Nuveo
Sberbank (Russia) – Tips
Mashreq Bank (UAE) – Chat Banking
Leumi Card (Israel) – Secured Touch

Customer Experience & Engagement
DenizBank (Turkey) – Senior Banking Service Model
KBC Bank (Belgium) – My car
La Banque Postale (France) – Digital Inclusion Program
Siam Commercial Bank (Thailand) – Easy Van
Nordea Bank (Sweden) – Car portal
Garanti Bank (Turkey) – Mobile Interactive Assistant

Digital Marketing
Zagrebačka Banka (Croatia) – I live for today
DBS Bank (Singapore) – Sparks
DenizBank (Turkey) – The Visible Man
Banco Bradesco (Brazil) – Content House SxSW 2017
Self Bank (Spain) – Pequeños Inversores
La Caixa (Spain) – imaginBank chatbot

New Business Ecosystem
mBank (Poland) – mPower Business Starter
Yapi Kredi Bankasi (Turkey) – Code.YapıKredi
Mizuho Financial Group (Japan) – Diving into API Banking
Citigroup (USA) – Developer Hub
Fidor Bank (Germany) – Fidor FinanceBay
Standard Bank (South Africa) – Feenix

Phygital Distribution
Standard Chartered Bank Korea (Korea) – SCBK X Payco
comdirect bank (Germany) – cominvest
ICICI Bank (India) – iMobile
Banco Bradesco (Brazil) – Offering Credit to SMEs through mobile
Idea Bank (Poland) – Hub Express
Axis Bank (India) – Near Me

Wallets & Payments
DBS Bank (Singapore) – POSB
Barclaycard (UK) – Grab+Go
Intesa Sanpaolo (Italy) – JiffyPay
Soldo (UK) – Family Wallet
Maybank Berhad (Malaysia) – Maybank2u Pay
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Japan) – MUFG COIN

Workforce Empowerment and Behaviour
DenizBank (Turkey) – I Have a Solution!
Mouvement Desjardins (Canada) – Entourage service
Sberbank (Russia) – Smart Learning System
OCBC Bank (Singapore) – HR in your Pocket
Intesa Sanpaolo (Italy) – ISP Digital Learning
Kotak Mahindra Bank (India) – Executive Assistance Bot

Global Innovator- Challenger player
DenizBank (Turkey)Widiba (Italy)
IdeaBank (Poland)
Fidor Bank (Germany)
Widiba (Itaky)
CheBanca! (Italy)
SolarisBank (Germany)
N26 (Germany)

Global Innovator- Established player
Garanti Bank (Turkey)
Sberbank (Russia)
ICICI Bank (India)
HDFC Bank (India)
DBS Bank (Singapore)
Emirates NBD (UAE)
La Caixa (Spain)
Banco Bradesco (Brazil)
BBVA (Spain)

Visit by 29 September to vote for the top three innovations per category. Every financial institution employee can vote and help in the choosing of the winners!

Winners will be announced at the Efma-Accenture Innovation Awards Ceremony in Rome, Italy on 25 October.

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