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Jul 23, 2015

Finalists Announced for 2015 BAI-Infosys Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards

#RetailDelivery celebrates top innovators in the financial services industry

CHICAGO, July 23, 2015 – Today BAI and Infosys Finacle announced the finalists for the 2015 BAI-Infosys Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards. Now in its fifth year, this global awards program honors leading financial services companies that accelerate innovation, create leading products, and enhance the customer experience. Three new award categories were introduced this year to reflect the changing retail banking industry dynamics- Innovation in Payments, Most Innovative Non-Bank Financial Services Organization, and Most Innovative Community-Based Banking Organization. 39 finalists in 9 award categories representing 21 financial services companies from around the world were chosen from more than 250 nominations for their innovative excellence.

Finalists and winners are selected by BAI-Infosys Finacle Innovation Circle Judging Panel, a distinguished international group of prominent industry thought leaders and retail banking professionals who evaluate the nominations based on originality and impact.

The finalists for the 2015 BAI-Infosys Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards are:

The Product and Service Innovation Award recognizes a financial services company that has substantially improved an existing product or service or introduced a new product or service that has engaged customers, created new revenue opportunities and/or improved the financial institutions competitiveness in the market. Finalists listed in alphabetical order are:

The Bank of East Asia, Limited (Hong Kong) – SupremeGold Revitalization: An Integrated Digital and Personal Experience

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) (Canada) - CIBC Tim Hortons Double Double Visa Card

Desjardins Group (Canada) -Cloud Solution for Payments and Treasury

Fidor Bank AG (Germany) - Fidor Smart Current Account

Bank SMART by FM Bank PBP SA (Poland) -Bank SMART: Banking Beyond Borders in Europe


The Channel Innovation Award recognizes a financial services company that has made marked changes or improvements within the distribution network to either existing channels or has introduced a new channel or distribution strategy that has benefited customers and/or the organization. Finalists listed in alphabetical order are:

Bank Millennium SA (Poland)- Transforming Customer Experience with Next-Gen Omnichannel Banking Platform

The Bank of East Asia, Limited (Hong Kong) -Digital Branch: A New Way to Bank

Finansbank (Turkey) - Basemap – Mobile Tablet Interface

Hello bank! by BNP Paribas (France) - Hello Bank!- Digital Bank for the Mobile Consumer

Odeabank (Turkey) -Project “Unique”: Unifying Customer Experience across All Direct Banking Channels


The Innovation in Internal Process Improvement Award recognizes a financial services company that has made a significant investment in internal process improvement to benefit the organization and ultimately, the customer.

The Bank of East Asia, Limited (Hong Kong) -i-Kit: Paperless Solution for Account Opening and Credit Card Application

BECU (USA) - Converting Transaction Data within the ATM channel Into Actionable Insights to Improve Member Experience

CaixaBank (Spain) -FinApps Community: Integrating External Talent into Mobile Banking Innovation Projects

DenizBank (Turkey)-Powerful Teller-Dashboard: Enhancing Customer Experience at Every Contact Point


The Innovation in Societal and Community Impact Award recognizes a financial services company that has designed and/or enhanced products and services, or has provided new forms of accessibility to meet the needs of customers with special circumstances.

Caixabank, S.A (Spain) -EnFamilia multiEstrella Community: Private Social Network for Families of CaixaBank Customers

DenizBank (Turkey) – Kumsal: Digital Platform for Small Enterprises and Entrepreneurs

JSC TBC Bank (Georgia) – Universal Sales Agents (USA) Program: Serving the Underbanked

Nusenda Credit Union (USA) – Co-op Capital: Widening Access Points to Financial Products


The Innovation in Payments Award recognizes a financial services company that has improved an existing payments platform or solution or introduced a new payments platform or solution.

CaixaBank (Spain) -Contactless Bracelet by CaixaBank

Fidor Bank AG (Germany) – Integrated Commerce, Virtual Currencies (Crypto Oriented Account Features)

Idea Bank SA (Poland) - The Mobile ATM Service for Small Medium Enterprise


The Most Innovative Non-Bank Financial Services Organization Award recognizes a non-bank financial services company that provides financial products or services directly to consumers.

AcceptEmail (USA) – AcceptEmail: Consumer-Centric Digital Bill Payment

Lending Club (USA) – Transforming the Banking System by Making Credit More Affordable and Investing More Rewarding

Moneythink (USA) – MoneythinkMobile: The Instagram of Money

Moven (USA) – Financial Wellness Banking App

PayItSimple USA Inc. (USA) – Interest-Free Installment Payments on Existing Visa and MasterCard Credit Cards

Travelex Currency Services Inc. (USA) – Taxidia ™


Finalists for the following awards were selected by the Innovation Circle Judges based on submissions for the six main awards categories listed above.

The Disruptive Innovation in Banking Award recognizes a financial services company that has created a radical product or service with global impact which has redefined business-as-usual in retail banking.

CaixaBank, S.A (Spain) -EnFamilia multiEstrella Community: Private Social Network for Families of CaixaBank Customers  

DenizBank (Turkey) – Kumsal: Digital Platform for Small Enterprises and Entrepreneurs

Fidor Bank AG (Germany) - Fidor Smart Current Account

Odeabank (Turkey) -Project “Unique”: Unifying Customer Experience across All Direct Banking Channels


The Most Innovative Community-Based Banking Organization Award recognizes community banks and credit unions with less than $10 billion in assets that are creating products, making investments and delivering services to meet their community’s most pressing needs.

Bank Millennium SA (Poland)

Bank SMART by FM Bank PBP SA (Poland)

JSC TBC Bank (Georgia)

Nusenda Credit Union (USA)


The Most Innovative Bank of the Year Award recognizes one bank that demonstrates an ongoing commitment to innovation for the advancement of retail banking.

Representing Asia – The Bank of East Asia, Limited (Hong Kong)

Representing Europe – Fidor Bank AG (Germany)

Representing Americas – Nusenda Credit Union (USA)

Representing Middle East and Africa – DenizBank (Turkey)


“We are excited to recognize this impressive group of innovators, and we are inspired again this year by the level of innovation that is shaping the future of the financial services industry,” said Debbie Bianucci, president and chief executive officer, BAI. “Nominations were received from 34 countries from all regions of the world, reflecting the global nature of this awards program. We are passionate about this important platform that recognizes breakthrough innovations that are moving the industry forward with high impact on profitability, efficiency, and most importantly, the customer experience.”

“Today, technology is transforming banking. Technologies like mobility, big data, cloud, open APIs, block chain and internet of things are radically changing the way banks interact with their customers and run their operations. Continuous innovation is the only way to stay relevant in this dynamic environment. With the BAI-Infosys Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards program, we have created a platform for financial institutions to learn from global innovators. I congratulate all the finalists and look forward to recognizing a deserving group of innovators for their breakthrough innovations.” said Michael Reh, Executive Vice President & Global Head, Infosys Finacle.

Winners and finalists will be recognized by BAI and Infosys Finacle during an awards ceremony at the BAI Retail Delivery Conference & Expo, scheduled October 13-15, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

To learn more about the awards finalists and the 5 th Annual BAI- Infosys Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards visit baiglobalinnovations.com.

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Asia Pacific
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Infosys, UK
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