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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 the Porchester Hall in London on the 13th 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 (Equatorial 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)
Ana 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
Avant
Lufax
Kabbage
Jamal Trust Bank SAL

 

Best Trading Platform
4 Africa Exchange (Pty) Ltd
OptionsHouse
ScotTrade
Etoro
Plus500*
Zulutrade

Vote now for the World Banking Awards @ www.worldbankingawards.org

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