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Open Banking Expo Awards are back to celebrate the very best in Open Banking, Open Finance and payments

London, UK, 3 March 2022 – Open Banking Expo, a global community of Open Banking and Open Finance executives responsible for digital transformation across the financial services sector, has announced the call for entries for this year’s Awards.

Following a resounding success last year, the Open Banking Expo Awards are back for the second year in a row. The Awards recognise and celebrate the innovators, disruptors and visionaries across the globe who have been at the forefront of the Open Banking and Open Finance revolution. 

Kelly Stanley, co-founder of Open Banking Expo, said, “2021 was a big year for Open Banking and Open Finance; we took a collective huge step forward as an industry in a period of ongoing economic challenge. There were also plenty of individual success stories, spanning new innovations and products, to new ways of serving customers and supporting SMEs in the post-pandemic recovery. And once again, the Open Banking Expo Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to share and celebrate these achievements with the global Open Banking, Open Finance and Open Payments community.”

This year a judging panel comprising 24 financial industry experts will assess the entries and help uncover the very best in Open Banking, Open Finance and Open Payments across 15 categories: 

  • Best Use of Open Banking Data 
  • Best Use of Open Banking by a Non-Financial Services Company 
  • Best Open Banking Partnership – Consumer 
  • Best Open Banking Partnership – Commercial 
  • Best App – Consumer 
  • Best App – Commercial 
  • Best Customer Experience 
  • Best ASPSP API Suite 
  • Open Banking for Good Award  
  • Best Third-Party Provider  
  • Best Anti-Fraud Solution  
  • Best Open Banking Payments Project 
  • Best Open Finance Innovation 
  • Open Banking Pioneer Award – Individual   
  • Open Banking Pioneer Award – Organisation

Last year’s Awards attracted more than 120 entries from across the globe in 16 categories. The winners represented the breadth of the ecosystem: banks, fintechs, neobanks, such as Snoop, Payit by Natwest, Starling Bank, Moneyhub, Bottomline Technologies, Metro Bank and many more.

The deadline for this year’s submissions is 1 April. For more details for how to enter and the criteria for each category, visit

The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony which will take place on 7 July in London.

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