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, [email protected]

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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.

Press Releases

Sept. 30, 2019
BAI Announces Its 2019 Global Innovation Awards Winner

Mar. 13, 2019
BAI Announces Its 2019 Global Innovation Awards are Open for Submissions

Oct. 11, 2018
BAI Announces 2018 Outstanding Achievement and People’s Choice Awards Winners

Aug. 29, 2018
BAI Announces 2018 Global Innovation Award Winners

July 10, 2018
BAI Announces 2018 Global Innovation Award Finalists and Launches New People’s Choice Award

Feb. 28, 2018
BAI Announces Its 2018 Global Innovation Awards are Open for Submissions 

Oct. 5, 2017
BAI Announces the Winners of the 2017 Global Innovation Awards 

Aug. 7, 2017
BAI Announces the Finalists for its 2017 Global Innovation Awards

March 16, 2017
BAI Announces the 2017 Global Innovation Awards Are Open for Entry

Oct. 11, 2016
BAI Announces Winners of 2016 Global Banking Innovation Awards

July 27, 2016
Finalists Announced for BAI’s Global Banking Innovation Awards

April 7, 2016
Nominations Open for Most Prestigious Innovation Awardsfor the Global Banking Industry

Oct. 13, 2015
BAI and Infosys Finacle Announce 2015 Global Banking Innovation Award Recipients

July 23, 2015
Finalists Announced for 2015 BAI-Infosys Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards

Feb. 9, 2015
Nominations Now Open for 2015 BAI – Infosys Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards