Who can enter

Banking Technology Awards are open to banks and financial institutions worldwide - i.e. for projects, implementations, partnerships and other initiatives at/by banks and financial institutions. These Awards are not for vendors’ products, they are for projects that might involve vendors’ products. The Awards entrants, winners and highly commended are banks/FIs, not vendors. Of course, wherever applicable, vendors and their products/input will be named and commended, and vendors are very welcome to attend the Awards ceremony. 

Vendors, PR agencies, consultants and other industry participants can put an entry in on behalf of a bank or financial institution but must have prior approval from them.

The exceptions are FinTech for Good and Leadership Awards, where technology organisations are welcome to enter as well.

No off-the-record/unnamed entries will be considered (but if you apply, you will still be charged). 

Multiple entries

More than one category may be entered for the same project/person/team. 


Judged Awards

Judged Awards

Leadership Awards

Leadership Awards

Editor’s Choice

Editor’s Choice

Submitting an entry

  • All entries must be written in English and submitted via our online form.
  • All entries should be no longer than 1,000 words.
  • Supporting material may be supplied, but your main entry of up to 1,000 words should include all information you deem necessary for your awards entry.
  • The chairperson of the judging panel reserves the right to cast any deciding vote should the need arise. The verdict of the judging panel is final.
  • Entering the awards requires a payment (where applicable), this payment is for nomination and is due regardless whether the project makes to the shortlist or not.

What information to submit

First and foremost, winning entries will be exceptional in their success. Innovative solutions to problems being faced in the industry are favoured, and presenting tangible evidence of how the solution yielded financial/social/performance/etc gain is even better.

All of our award winners, historically, have raised the bar and helped shape the future direction of the industry.

So the more detail you submit the better! We suggest including the following information:

  • Dates of the overall project. All entries should be for the period of the last two years.
  • The unique points of the project. What makes it different?
  • Rationale for the project. Why was it undertaken, what were the reasons, drivers, pain points you needed to address?
  • Results and performance metrics. What were the results? What benefits did the project bring and how were they measured?
  • Project management; team size and mix; collaboration. How many people took part? What teams were involved? How were the responsibilities and tasks shared? How was the project managed and successful teamwork encouraged?
  • Financial impact; return on investment (if applicable).
  • Any other information, statistics, facts and figures etc that you think will help us understand the project better!

Entries deadline

The deadline to enter Banking Technology Awards 2019 will be announced in May. 


We reserve the right to publish brief details of all shortlisted entries. This is an up to 100 words “entry synopsis” that is included on all entry forms.

All other information provided in the entry is treated in strictest confidence.

Please note that no off-the-record/unnamed entries will be considered.

The judging process

All qualifying entries are examined, discussed and voted on by the Banking Technology Awards judges.

To ensure the process is completely unbiased and objective, judges are not allowed to comment on, or vote for, entries from their own institutions.

Awards presentation

The shortlists for all categories will be announced in  October 2019.

Banking Technology Awards 2019 will culminate in a fabulous gala black-tie dinner and the awards ceremony on 05 December 2019 at a 5-star London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.

Booking a table

We hope you would like to take part in the celebrations in 2019! Click here for more details.

Sponsors and partners

We are calling on the industry participants to become a sponsor or partner with us for the awards. Click here for more details.

Entry fee and payment

A £199.00 (+20% UK VAT, where applicable) fee is applicable for most of the categories. This fee is applicable for each entry per category. So, if you apply for two categories, it will be £199.00 x 2, for three categories – £199.00 x 3 and so on.
This payment is for nomination and is due regardless whether the project makes to the shortlist or not.
After submitting your nomination, you will receive an invoice from our accounts team.

The exception in 2019 are the Woman In Technology (W.T.T) Award and the Tech Leadership Award, which are free to enter.

Data protection

The personal information that you provide to us will be held on a database. For more information on how company uses the information you provide please see our privacy policy.

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