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Global Finance’s World’s Best Digital Bank Awards are the undisputed authority on the world’s leading digital banking service providers. Now in their 22nd year, these awards have become the most prestigious honor in the industry, and winners gain a strong advantage and marketing edge over their competition.

The history of Digital Banking has been one of transformation. No time in that history has been more transformative than the past year. With the global pandemic forcing people to conduct their personal and professional banking activities from their phones, tablets and computers, Digital Banking reached a watershed moment. It took on an importance and prevalence far beyond anything that had come before. Banks were forced to respond to this drastically altered landscape, and those that met the challenge most successfully will be honored as Global Finance’s World’s Best Digital Banks 2021.

The distinction of being among Global Finance’s Best Digital Banks allows honorees to stand out within their own organizations, leading to improved staff recruiting, retention and personal recognition.

Winners will be showcased in Global Finance’s September and December 2021 issues and online at GFMag.com.

Entries must be submitted, in electronic format only, to the attention of Chris Giarraputo at chris@gfmag.com.  Entry deadline is Tuesday May 25, 2021. Please honor this deadline to ensure to ensure the judging panel has time to complete their in-depth analysis of each entry.  Once again, Global Finance is proud to have Infosys serving as the official judging panel for this year’s award program.

NEW FOR 2021

In the Corporate/Institutional category, Global Finance has added a new award sub-category for Best SME Banking. 

SUB-CATEGORY AWARDS | Regional, Global and in select Middle Eastern Countries

Regional awards will be presented in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and Western Europe in twelve Consumer sub-categories and fourteen Corporate/Institutional sub-categories. Winners will also be chosen in the following Middle Eastern countries in all sub-categories where there are submissions: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.

Regional sub-category winners will be eligible for global sub-category awards.

CATEGORY AWARDS | Country, Regional and Global

Awards will be presented for Best Consumer Digital Banks and Best Corporate/Institutional Digital Banks in all countries for which there are submissions. Country winners will be eligible for regional awards in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and Western Europe.

Regional Best Consumer Digital Banks and Regional Best Corporate/Institutional Digital Banks will be eligible for global awards. Finally, a single bank will be awarded the grand title of World’s Best Digital Bank. Only banks that have submitted entries in both the Consumer and the Corporate/Institutional categories are eligible for the grand global award.

ISLAMIC DIGITAL BANK AWARDS | Country, Regional and Global

Awards will be presented for the Best Islamic Digital Bank in all countries for which there are submissions. Country winners will be eligible for regional awards, and regional winners will be eligible for the Global award. A single organization will be awarded the title of World’s Best Digital Islamic bank.