Celebrating Innovation That Moves the World Forward

Innovation is what creates better businesses, improves the quality of our lives, and drives positive change. And it’s as powerful and necessary in the financial services industry as anywhere, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced new ways of working and serving customers.

The BAI Global Innovation Awards exists to be a catalyst for innovation in the financial services industry worldwide. So that together, as global innovators, we can continue to move the industry forward. Since 2011, the program has connected forward-thinking financial services companies and leaders who are changing the face of the industry – solving problems, adding value and providing improved experiences for their customers. To date, the awards program has received thousands of nominations from organizations, across all asset sizes, from all over the world.

BAI recognizes and celebrates leaders in innovation, sharing actionable insights and new perspectives on innovation – to educate, inspire, and bring about positive change.


Who Should Submit?

We encourage self-nomination from leading financial services organizations, including banks, neobanks, credit unions and insurance companies, as well as solutions providers and FinTechs who provide financial services offerings directly to consumers. Non-financial services organizations, such as industry vendors, media and PR agencies, and analysts are not eligible, but may nominate a banking client for the awards.

Award entries can be submitted as a collaboration between one or more companies.

If you have any questions about submitting a nomination, please reach out to us at [email protected].

How are submissions judged?

BAI has curated a prominent, international group of industry innovators to serve as judges on The Innovation Circle. Together with BAI, they will review applications, identify potential award nominees, and select the category finalists and winners. (See categories page for more information).