Celebrating the World’s Leading Innovators in Financial Services

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BAI Global Innovation Awards

Now in its 12th year, the BAI Global Innovation Awards is the financial services industry’s leading innovation honor, celebrating organizational achievements, such as pursuing bold solutions for leveraging customer insights; implementing new powerful technologies; or improving the lives of employees, customers, clients and/or communities. Collectively, the winners represent outstanding contributions by teams, individuals and business lines and provide inspiration from around the world. The deadline to submit nominations is August 26, 2022. Apply today.

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2021 Winners

2021 Finalists


2022 Judges

You’ll Be in Great Company

Past winners and finalists include teams from companies around the globe such as Alior Bank, BMO Harris, CaixiaBank, Citizens Financial Group, Emirates NBD, Fifth Third Bank, Live Oak Bank, Meridian Credit Union, Ping An Technology, Synchrony, USAA, Woodforest National Bank and so many more.

Your organization and team will be added to the list of trailblazers who have gone beyond the conventional wisdom to design and deliver significant innovations positively impacting customers, employees or communities.

Nominations are evaluated by a global panel of independent and distinguished judges, who are all at the forefront of financial services innovation. To learn more about the judges click here.

Who Should Submit?

We encourage self-nomination from leading financial services organizations, including:

  • Financial services companies, e.g., retail, commercial or community banks, neobanks, credit unions, insurance companies, monoline lenders, mortgage or payments companies, etc.
  • Technology, data, or other financial solutions provider
    (if technology provider, you must submit with customer/partner’s permission)
  • Fintech (B2B, B2C or B2B2C)
  • Other services companies in the financial services industry, such as advisors, consultants, marketing/PR agencies, analysts, media companies, are encouraged to nominate any of their financial services clients or partners

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].