THE EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL FINANCIAL SERVICES AWARDS
THE RETAIL FINANCE PRODUCT AND PROCESS AWARDS
  • The Deposit Product of the Year
  • The Best Affluent/Priority Banking Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Retail Payments Product of the Year
  • The Best Remittance Product and Service of the Year
  • The Credit Card Product of the Year
  • The Mortgage and Home Loans Product of the Year
  • The Consumer Finance Product of the Year
  • The Automobile Lending Product of the Year
  • The Best Digital Lending Product
  • The Digital Wallet of the Year
  • The Best Business Model

THE RETAIL FINANCE DIGITAL AWARDS
  • The Best API Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Automated Advisory Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Robo Advisory Platform
  • The Best Blockchain Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Digital Brand Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Digital Compliance Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Digital Sales Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Credit Evaluation Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best CyberRisk Management Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Data Analytics Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Digital Distribution Network of the Year
  • The Best Digital Employee Engagement Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best IoT Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Productivity, Efficiency and Automation Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Digital Retail Operational Risk Initiative, Application or Programme

THE RETAIL FINANCE FRICTIONLESS AWARDS
  • The Best E-Commerce Proposition
  • The Best Employee Engagement Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Frictionless Internet Banking Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Frictionless Mobile Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Frictionless Mobile Payments Service
  • The Best Frictionless Network Integration
  • The Best Frictionless Social Media Initiative, Application or Programme
  • The Best Frictionless Customer Relationship Management

THE RETAIL FINANCIAL SERVICES PERSON OF THE YEAR
  • The Retail Financial Services Person of the Year, Asia Pacific
  • The Retail Financial Services Person of the Year, Middle East
  • The Retail Financial Services Person of the Year, Africa

THE ASIAN BANKER RISK MANAGEMENT AWARDS
RISK MANAGEMENT AWARDS:
  • Achievement in Enterprise Risk Management
  • Achievement in Liquidity Risk Management
  • Achievement in Credit Risk Management
  • Achievement in Market Risk Management
  • Achievement in Operational Risk Management

RISK TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION AWARDS:
  • Compliance Risk Technology Implementation of the Year
  • Internet and Mobile Security Technology Implementation of the Year
  • Risk Data and Analytics Technology Implementation of the Year
  • Anti-Money Laundering Technology Implementation of the Year
  • Enterprise Risk Technology Implementation of the Year
  • Liquidity Risk Technology Implementation of the Year
  • Operational Risk Technology Implementation of the Year
  • Credit Risk Technology Implementation of the Year
  • Market Risk Technology Implementation of the Year
  • Regulatory Technology Implementation of the Year
  • Risk Technology Implementation of the Year

PERSONAL AWARD:
  • The Risk Manager of the Year Award

THE FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AWARDS
  • Best AI and Robotics Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best ATM and Kiosks Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Branch Digitisation Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Cloud Based Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Core Banking Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Corporate Payment Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Financial Supply Chain Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best HR Technology Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Mobile Security Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Regulatory Technology Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Self-Service Banking Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Treasury Management Initiative, Application or Programme

BEST INNOVATION CENTRE AWARDS
  • The Best Retail Cards Technology
  • The Best Retail Insurance Technology
  • The Best Retail Lending Technology
  • The Best Retail Payments Technology
  • The Best Retail Regulatory Technology

THE FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY AND PLATFORM AWARDS
  • Best Payments Technology or Platform in Asia Pacific/Country
  • Best Lending Technology or Platform in Asia Pacific/Country
  • Best Data Analytics Technology or Platform in Asia Pacific/Country
  • Best Markets Infrastructure Technology or Platform in Asia Pacific/Country
  • Best Investment Technology or Platform in Asia Pacific/Country
  • Best Crypto, Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology or Platform in Asia Pacific/Country

THE ASIAN BANKER TRANSACTION AWARDS

The following are the current awards categories. These categories are adjusted periodically to reflect the changes taking place in the transaction services industry.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTION AWARDS
  • The Best International Transaction Bank or Platform in MEA
  • The Best Counterparty Bank in MEA

COUNTRY AND REGIONAL AWARDS
  • Best Transaction Bank in MEA*

(Please note that the Award for Best Transaction Bank in MEA is given on a case by case basis. This award is not given out each year. The decision to make an announcement for this category rests solely with the Research Team at The Asian Banker)


DOMESTIC TRANSACTION AWARDS
  • Best Transaction Bank or Platform by Country
  • Best Cash Management Bank or Platform by Country
  • Best Trade Finance Bank or Platform by Country
  • Best Payment Bank or Platform by Country
  • Best FX Bank or Platform by Country

PAYMENTS AND CURRENCY CLEARING AWARDS
  • Best Global (multicurrency) Clearing Bank or Platform
  • Best Dollar Clearing Bank or Platform
  • Best Euro Clearing Bank or Platform
  • Best GBP Clearing Bank or Platform

FRICTIONLESS TRANSACTION AWARDS*
  • (Please note that Frictionless Transaction Awards are regional awards)
  • Best Mobile Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Internet Banking Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Data Analytics Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Productivity, Efficiency and Automation Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Blockchain Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best IoT Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best ECommerce Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best CyberRisk Management Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best API Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best AI Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Compliance Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Payments Initiative, Application or Programme

LEADERSHIP IN TRANSACTION AWARD
  • Leadership in Transaction Awards, Middle East and Africa
  • Leadership in Transaction Awards, by Country

The Risk Management Awards

The Risk Management Awards: this category is for achievements of risk management teams in financial institutions in internal projects or initiatives in the year under review. Submissions may be made for specific or multiple awards except for The Risk Management Award, which is an overall award chosen from submissions under all categories. The evaluation team reserves the right to re-assess the awards to be more suitable for categories other than that applied for, if deemed fit.

  • Achievement in Enterprise Risk Management
  • Achievement in Liquidity Risk Management
  • Achievement in Credit Risk Management
  • Achievement in Market Risk Management
  • Achievement in Operational Risk Management

The Risk Technology Implementation Awards: Submissions for the Risk Related Technology Awards must be made in conjunction with a technology vendor or consulting firm assisting in the project. Submissions may be made for specific or multiple awards (except The Risk Management Technology Award, which is an overall award chosen from submissions under all categories). The evaluation team reserves the right to reassess the awards to be more suitable for categories other than that applied for, if they so deem fit. The judges may decide to make an award under either the Risk Management Awards category or the Technology Awards category depending on the degree of involvement of a technology or consulting partner.

  • The Compliance Risk Technology Implementation of the Year
  • The Cyber Security Technology Implementation of the Year
  • The Risk Data and Analytics Technology Implementation of the Year
  • The Anti-Money Laundering Technology Implementation of the Year
  • The Enterprise Risk Technology Implementation of the Year
  • The Liquidity Risk Technology Implementation of the Year
  • The Operational Risk Technology Implementation of the Year
  • The Credit Risk Technology Implementation of the Year
  • The Market Risk Technology Implementation of the Year
  • The Regulatory Technology Implementation of the Year
  • The Risk Technology Implementation of the Year*

Personal Award: this is a personal award and takes into consideration the candidate’s entire career and accumulated achievements that have contributed to the prestige of the risk management profession overall. No application is necessary as the assessment is made by the researchers based on

  • The Risk Manager of the Year Award

THE TRANSACTION AWARDS

The following are the current awards categories. These categories are adjusted periodically to reflect the changes taking place in the transaction services industry.

International Transaction Awards

  • The Best International Transaction Bank or Platform in MEA
  • The Best Counterparty Bank in MEA

Country and Regional Awards
Best Transaction Bank in MEA*
(Please note that the Award for Best Transaction Bank in MEA is given on a case by case basis. This award is not given out each year. The decision to make an announcement for this category rests solely with the Research Team at The Asian Banker)

Domestic Transaction Awards

  • Best Transaction Bank or Platform by Country
  • Best Cash Management Bank or Platform by Country
  • Best Trade Finance Bank or Platform by Country
  • Best Payment Bank or Platform by Country
  • Best FX Bank or Platform by Country

Payments and Currency Clearing Awards

  • Best Global (multi-currency) Clearing Bank or Platform
  • Best Dollar Clearing Bank or Platform
  • Best Euro Clearing Bank or Platform
  • Best GBP Clearing Bank or Platform

Frictionless Transaction Awards*
(Please note that Frictionless Transaction Awards are regional awards)

  • Best Mobile Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Internet Banking Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Data Analytics Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Productivity, Efficiency and Automation Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Blockchain Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best IoT Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best E-Commerce Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best CyberRisk Management Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best API Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best AI Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Compliance Initiative, Application or Programme
  • Best Payments Initiative, Application or Programme

Leadership in Transaction Award

  • Leadership in Transaction Awards, Middle East and Africa
  • Leadership in Transaction Awards, by Country