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The Global Transaction Banking Innovation Awards is a program designed to recognise outstanding players that have launched the most innovative products, best-in-class solutions, cutting-edge technologies, and digital capabilities across the transaction finance landscape. Co-judged by PWC, KPMG, EY and other instrumental subject matter experts, validation for successful participants is globally acclaimed and unrivalled.

The program demonstrates the epitome of excellence and recognizes and honours the world’s leading banks in their endeavour to serve customers better. Taking note that the industry has modernised its systems to help treasurers monitor cash positions, reduce friction in cross-border payments, and utilise application programming interfaces to simplify the on-boarding of new processes, the importance of trade itself has come to the fore as banks have helped their clients in the fight against coronavirus. Businesses have become ever more globalised and the importance of being able to pull together their cash pools has significantly increased. The pace of innovation shows no signs of slowing, as the use-cases of artificial intelligence, blockchain and machine learning are actively deployed across various transaction banking functions.

 

Why Now

In a period of ongoing macroeconomic and geopolitical upheaval, the global payments ecosystem is demonstrating resilience. The changes in the global landscape are creating new opportunities for incumbents and disruptors alike to win customers, develop new solutions, and claim market share.

While sustainable global transaction banking remains in its early stages, its potential for growth is estimated at 15 to 20% annually for sustainable trade finance and cash management products. Research indicates that demand for such products far exceeds supply, with only 10% of demand currently being met.

Choosing the correct provider of transaction services has therefore never been more important. being met.

The Global Transaction Banking Innovation Awards 2023 will celebrate the world’s preeminent transaction banks that are putting their customers at the forefront of their business and developing innovative solutions.

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Being a honouree of The Digital Banker sets organisations and individuals apart, are the players that raise the bar in service excellence, offer superior products and embrace technology with the power of their people to re-invent the industry.

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The Digital Banker’s Global Transaction Banking Innovation Awards is the most up to date recognition program, reflective of the latest Transaction, SME and Risk Management transformation in the landscape.

With numerous new digital entrants, the Global Transaction Banking Innovation Awards includes categories to also assess the region’s best banks.

Key Findings

Technology powering the next wave of growth

Intuitively, banks are also looking to expand their digital footprint at their physical branches to complement and ensure consistency of service across channels while optimising their channel strategy. A case in point is Scotiabank’s e-Teller initiative launched in 14 key markets in South America including the Caribbean. The e-Teller system is effectively a screen next to a human teller, where the customer can access his/her account using a biometrics scan and begin to avail in-branch services. In Chile in particular e-Teller was the first to leverage facial recognition enabling customers to avoid having to resort to their physical debit cards or PIN pads in order to gain access.

Streamlining account opening processes by leveraging digital identification

On the account opening and customer onboarding front “Kept” by Krungsri Bank (Thailand) stood ahead of its peers by introducing a simple, speedy, and paperless onboarding experience that is self-service driven. Launched in July, 2020 new-to-bank customers are in a position to open their first digital savings accounts on-the-go within 5 minutes without the requirement of a wet signature as identity verification is completed by leveraging Thailand’s blockchain based National Digital ID infrastructure (NDID).

Reimagining the mobile banking experience to drive customer engagement

Financial institutions realise the importance and value of maintaining customer-focus on a superior digital CX to drive client advocacy. A case in point is Canada’s CIBC that has assiduously incorporated user feedback so that internal project teams overseeing new product launches or service enhancements can finetune as needed. The bank extensively utilises market research, business intelligence and customer reviews & UX research data points and ideation workshops to address challenges in realising successful customer journeys around acquisition, onboarding, servicing, communication and money management .

Developing pandemic- ready solutions

Another critical priority for financial institutions across all markets has been the ability to digitally support customers during the challenging Covid-19 period particularly as businesses and consumers alike struggled with the lockdowns and ensuing waves of the novel coronavirus. A standout is U.S. Bank in the United States that saw an opportunity to service customers effectively through its COVID DIY assistant program platform that handled more than 51 thousand requests via the bank’s online banking and mobile app facilities for its Consumer Loan, Line and Lease customers.

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Belief Statement

With co-judges from KPMG, EY, PWC, Deloitte, Forrester and other instrumental subject matter experts– endorsement for winners is globally acclaimed. They are also the world’s most authoritative and transparently judged private wealth awards.

Our judging process follows a numerical and quantitative methodology with specific weighting given to; digital innovation, digital ecosystems, customer experience, financial performance and leadership strategy.

Innovation
Weights 25%
Engagement
Weights 25%
Personalisation
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User Experience
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    You may nominate one project or initiative across numerous awards. Please note however, these submissions are likely to compete with one and other. You must submit separate entries for each award.

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