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Financial NewTech Challenge

Showcase your expertise, gain visibility,
grow your business!  

Our aim is to uncover the best Financial NewTech solutions and the most inspiring collaborative projects between NewTechs
and financial institutions  

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Submission Process

This challenge is powered by FinTechVisor, a global platform that enables FinTechs, InsurTechs, RegTechs and Financial NewTechs* to showcase their solutions as well as empowering  an interactive matchmaking tool to foster new partnerships for them with financial institutions. 

It offers an opportunity for Financial NewTechs* and financial institutions to showcase their collaborative business solutions to a selective panel of experts and industry influencers.


* Financial NewTechs are all StartUp and ScaleUp firms which provide B2B solutions for financial institutions.


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13 January 2020 - 
28 February 2020

Call for entries

3 March -  
13 March 2020

Nominees’ selection
by Efma & Capgemini

16 March - 
27 March 2020

Online voting

22 April 2020

Challenge Ceremony at
 Bank+Fintech Conference 
in Berlin

Submission Process

Financial NewTechs can submit 1 application for up to 2 categories:

  • Retail Banking - B2B solutions in Retail or Commercial Banking, in areas such as (but not limited to) PFM, BFM, Accounting, Financing, Regtech, Cybersecurity and Data...
  • Payments - B2B solutions for Payments, in areas such as (but not limited to) RegTech, Cybersecurity and Data...
  • Wealth Management, Investment and Capital Markets - B2B solutions in Wealth Management, Investment and Capital Markets, in areas such as (but not limited to) RegTech, Cybersecurity and Data...

Conditions to apply:

- Applications for B2B solutions only - please create a profile and add your solution before applying
- Have at least 1 corporate client in full production

Additional conditions for Scale-Ups:

- Have raised at least 1M EUR/GBP/USD or if self-funded, should be profitable
- Revenue over 200k€ in the last fiscal year
- Have full-time employed management team


Financial institutions and Financial NewTechs can submit as many applications as they like for the following category:

  • Financial NewTech Collaboration -  most impactful bank and FinTech collaboration projects

Conditions to apply:

- Applications for B2B solutions only
- The collaborative project is commercially launched and still running
- Whether the collaborative project application is done by a Financial Institution or a Financial NewTech, both apply on behalf of their partner and must inform them beforehand.



NEWTECHS - the website will guide you through this process:

1) Click on "Enter the Challenge"
2) Sign in / sign up - please use your professional email. Check your spams if you do a password reset
3) Create your Fintech page + add your B2B solution or update your current page and solutions (you need to be an admin of your page for this - ask us at
4) Fill in the Challenge submission form - possible to save a draft application before submitting final version
5) Your application is complete!

BANKS - the website will guide you through this process:

1) Click on "Enter the Challenge"
2) Sign in / sign up - please use your professional email. Check your spams if you do a password reset
3) Fill in the Challenge submission form - possible to save a draft application before submitting final version
4) Your application is complete!

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Voting process

The shortlist of 10 StartUps and 10 ScaleUps applicants in each of the three NewTech categories (Banking, Payments, Wealth Management) plus the 10 collaborative financial institution and NewTech applicants (Financial NewTech Collaboration) will be selected by an offline committee from Efma & Capgemini.

Voting criteria for the 4 categories:

  • Originality
  • Business Potential
  • Impact
  • Wow Factor


The Efma-Capgemini Financial NewTech Watchlist 2020, which will include the top 100 shortlisted Financial NewTechs from the Challenge, will be unveiled at the Efma Bank +FinTech event in Berlin. 


From the shortlisted entrants, a jury of renowned experts will be selecting the winners in each of the 4 categories. Online voting will also be accessible for all FinTechVisor visitors which includes Financial Institutions (Efma members & Capgemini clients) and NewTechs companies. 

Online voting - weight division : 25% FinTechVisor visitors, 75% Jury.

  • Retail Banking
    - 10 StartUp nominees - 1 winner
    - 10 ScaleUp nominees - 1 winner
  • Payments
    - 10 StartUp nominees - 1 winner
    - 10 ScaleUp nominees - 1 winner
  • Wealth Management
    - 10 StartUp nominees - 1 winner
    - 10 ScaleUp nominees - 1 winner
  • Financial NewTech Collaboration
    - 10 bank & NewTech couple nominees - 1 winner

The 7 winners will present their inspiring initiatives at Efma’s Bank + FinTech conference in Berlin, on April 22, 2020 to an audience of key decision-makers, senior executives, and major sector players within the industry.

The Financial NewTech winners as well as the Bank and Financial NewTech winner will receive complimentary passes and an exhibition stand at Efma’s Bank + Fintech conference in Berlin.

Any questions ? Check our FAQs or contact us


Luís Miguel Vieira
Executive Board Member
AFIP portugal
Camilo Velasquez Restrepo
Head of Open Innovation and Strategic Alliances
Olga Emideth Ceja Ramirez
Director of Innovation for Digital Channels
David Arranz
Chief product development officer at Imagin
Caixa Bank
Zakaria Talbi
Head of Innovation, R&D
Credit Agricole du Maroc
Istvan Kovacs
Fintech Partnerships Manager
Raiffeisen Bank International
Angel Sierra
Executive Director
David Khassidov
Konstantinos Kalogerakis
Crowd Policy
Gorkem Cocketin
Fintech Engagment Expert - CtDO
Simão Cruz
Portugal fintech
Francisco Pérez-Pérez
Director of Innovation Strategy
Juan Alonso-Villalobos
Fintech Director
Start Up Wise Guys
Yael Sucary
Head of Fintech and Innovation
Israel Discount Bank
Fernando Zornig
Plug and Play

What will you win?

Exclusive presentation at Efma's
Bank + FinTech event

  • Exhibition stand and complimentary passes 


  • Be part of the TOP 100 NewTechs on the Efma and Capgemini Financial NewTech Watchlist 2020

Challenge Ceremony at Bank + Fintech

4:00 - 4:15 pm CET
Welcome speech & introduction by Efma and Capgemini
Elias Ghanem
Global Head of Financial Services Market Intelligence
Vincent Bastid
4:15 - 5:15 pm CET
NewTech Category

• Presentation of Start-Up Watchlist + introduction of winners 
• 5-minute Start-Up pitch x 3 winners

• Presentation of Scale-Up Watchlist + introduction of winners 
• 5-minute Scale-Up pitch x 3 winners

5:15 - 5:50 pm CET
Financial NewTech Collaboration Category

• Presentation by Capgemini of the winner + what’s a successful collaboration story? 
Bank + NewTech winner presentation + Q&A

5:50 - 6:00 pm CET
Closing speech – FinTechVisor and next steps
6:00 - 7:00 pm CET
Cocktail - supported by Finastra