BAI Global Innovation Awards Media



WHAT: BAI’s Global Innovation Awards is the financial services industry’s premiere innovation honor.  The program recognizes the leaders and forward-thinkers who are ushering the way to a new era in banking and positively impacting profitability, efficiency and customer experience.

WHEN: The submission period for the 2020 BAI Global Innovation Awards will open in summer 2020.

WHY: BAI Global Innovation Awards provide recognition and global visibility of groundbreaking achievements in financial services innovation worldwide.

CONTACT: Holly Hughes, 312-683-2305,

Awards Categories

This year's programs will explore innovative solutions and advancements related to: Consumer Products or Services, Customer Experience, Human Capital, Internal Process Improvements or Business Models, Marketing, RegTech, Small Business Products or Services and Societal or Community Impact.

2019 Award Categories:

Outstanding Achievement Awards:

Read full descriptions of all categories.


The awards are judged by the Innovation Circle, a panel of leading innovation experts from around the world, representing every major banking center.

Meet the members of our 2019 Innovation Circle.

Past Winners

The 2018 winners of the BAI Global Innovation Awards were recognized for demonstrating excellence in a variety of product, service and internal process areas.

Learn about every 2018 winner and their award-winning innovations.