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Nominations announced for the World Banking Awards 2019

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London, UK, 4 December 2018 — The Nominations for the inaugural 1st annual World Banking Awards have been announced today. The annual consumer choice award accepts nominations over the course of the year from consumers all across the globe within the key primary continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Over 1.7 million submissions have been received this year (2018) and live online voting commences from the 10th of December 2018 till the 25th of January 2019. The winners will be announced at the prestigious World Banking Awards ceremony taking place at  in London on the 19th of February 2019.

Criteria for nominees include; creativity, transaction volume, market share, scope of regional, local, or global coverage, customer service, competitive pricing and innovative technologies.

Nominations were also received submissions from industry analysts, corporate executives and financial specialists. Overall, the banking and finance sector performed well in 2018. stocks have appreciated in the last 12 months. Payments continue to be one of the most disruptive and dynamic banking businesses. There have been innovations spanning the spectrum from incumbents to fintechs alike who are keen on thinking outside the box and reshaping the payments landscape. These changes are recognised by consumers who have witnessed a growth in choice and quality amongst financial service providers.

The demand for frictionless digital payment experiences continues and the World Banking Awards nominees for the Innovation Award showcases companies who are at the forefront of providing consumers with these experiences. Nominees include; PayPal,  who crossed 250 million active users worldwide. Similarly, in China, Alipay is breaking new records for digital payment transactions with contactless in-store payments expected to see a yield of over $2 trillion globally by 2020. Other nominees going head to head for the Innovation Award include;
MoneyBox, Metro Bank, Starling Bank, Avant, Kreditch, Atom Bank, Deus Technology, Learn To Trade , N26 and LRI group.

Meanwhile, the Best Commercial Bank category sees TSB (UK) , National Bank of Kuwait
Activo Bank (Portugal) , Banco Nacional Ultramarino (Macao), Zenith Bank (Nigeria)
Alawwal Bank (Saudi Arabia), ING (Hungary), Natwest (UK), Bank of America (USA)
Commerzbank (Germany) go head to head with Royal Bank of Scotland (Scotland)
Metro Bank (UK), Barclays (UK), Kenya Commercial Bank (Kenya) and Banco Nacional de Guinea Ecutorial (Equitorial Guinea).

 

Here is a full list of nominees for the World Banking Awards:

Best Digital Bank

Monzo

Starling Bank

Coconut

Aldermore Bank

DBS

Fineco

M-Pesa

Atom Bank

N26

 

Best Mobile Banking App

Starling Bank

Monzo

DBS

Fineco

Moneybox

Plum

Chip

Chase

Best Commercial Bank

TSB (UK)

National Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait)

Activo Bank (Portugal)

Banco Nacional Ultramarino (Macao)

Zenith Bank (Nigeria)

Alawwal Bank (Saudi Arabia)

ING (Hungary)

Natwest (UK)

Bank of America (USA)

Commerzbank (Germany)

Royal Bank of Scotland (Scotland)

Metro Bank (UK)

Barclays (UK)

Kenya Commercial Bank (Kenya)

Banco Nacional de Guinea Ecutorial (Equitorial Guinea)

 

Best Private Bank

Coutts (UK)

First Bank of Nigeria (Nigeria)

BBVA Continental (Peru)

Ahli United Bank (Bahrain)

BMO Private Banking (Canada)

Kaiser Partner (Liechtenstein )

CMB (Monaco)

SEB (Sweden)

First Abu Dhabi Bank (Abu Dhabi)

Bankhaus Spängler (Austria)

Banca March (Spain)

Banco BCS (Angola)

Best Money Transfer service provider

Western Union

Moneygram

World Remit

Transferwise

Payoneer

OFX

Money Corp

XE Money Transfer

Virgin Money

HiFX

UAE Exchange

 

Best Credit card company

American Express

Chase Freedom

Mastercard

Barclaycard

Discover

Citi Bank

Capital One

Credit One

Best Banking Group

PASHA Bank (Azerbaijan)

Zenith Bank (Nigeria)

Santander (UK)

ICBC (Macau)

TSB (UK)

Guaranty Trust Bank (Nigeria)

Akbank (Turkey)

Barclays (UK)

Kenya Commercial Bank (Kenya)

HSBC (UK)

Crédit Mutuel (France)

Lloyds Banking Group (UK)

AAIB (Egypt)

Baiduri Bank (Brunei)

Eco Bank

BICEC (Cameroon)

 

Banking CEO of the Year

Richard Liu (JD Finance)

Min Luo (Qudian)

Mark Mullen (Atom)

Jack Ma (Ant Financial)

Pierre Imhof (Baiduri Bank)

Taleh Kazimov (Pasha Bank)

Peter Amangbo (Zenith Bank)

Anne Boden (Starling Bank)

Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan)

Sam O’Connor (Coconut)

Brian thomas Moynihan (Bank of America)

Edwin Bautista (Union Bank of Philippines)

Coutinho Nobr Miguel (Banco Sol, SA)

Laila Mamou (Wafasalaf)

Gbenga Alad, (Guaranty Trust Bank)

 

Best Investment Bank

Investec Private Bank (UK)

First Abu Dhabi Bank (UAE)

SICO (Bahrain)

SaudiMed (Saudi Arabia )

BTG Pactual (Brazil )

RBC (Canada)

Banreservas (Dominican Republic)

BNP Paribas CIB (France)

Deutsche Bank (Germany)

Arab Bank (Jordan)

Qatar National Bank (Qatar)

Boubyan Bank (Kuwait )

Coronation Merchant Bank (Nigeria)

Bank Muscat (Oman)

VTB Capital (Russia)

Akbank (Turkey )

MB Securities (Vietnam )

NS & I (UK)

 

Best Crowdfunding Platform

Funding Circle

CrowdCube

Indiegogo

Kickstarter

Crowdrise

Razoo

GoFundMe

Patreon

Fundable

SeedInvst

Lendingclub

 

Innovation Award

MoneyBox

Paypal

Metro Bank

Starling Bank

Alipay

Avant

Kreditch

Atom Bank

Deus Technology

Learn To Trade

LRI group

N26

 

Best Loan Service Provider

Live Lend

Wonga.com

Axis Bank

Avant

Lufax

Kabbage

Jamal Trust Bank SAL

Best Trading Platform

4 Africa Exchange (Pty) Ltd

OptionsHouse

ScotTrade

Etoro

Plus500*

Zulutrade

 

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Notes to Editors:

About World Banking Awards:

The World Banking Awards celebrates and recognises excellence in the finance industry with a focus on innovation and good customer service relation.T he annual consumer choice award accepts nominations over the course of the year from consumers all across the globe within the key primary continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Nominations are also received submissions from industry analysts, corporate executives and technology specialists. For more information. Visit: www.worldbankingawards.org


 

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