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Efma-Capgemini
Financial NewTech Challenge
2021 

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 Financial NewTech and financial institutions.

Supported by
TDH
 
 
About the Challenge
Timeline
How to apply
About the Challenge

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 StartUps or ScaleUps which provide B2B solutions for financial institutions.

 

CATEGORIES 

  • Collaboration 

Submit your collaborative project across Banking, Insurance, Payments and Wealth.

There will be 10 nominees and 1 Winner in this category.

 

  • Banking 
  • Insurance (Life, P&C/General and Health)
  • Payments 
  • Wealth (and Capital Markets) 

Submit your B2B solutions in one or more of the following four business categories focusing on business enablement, customer experience, front, middle, or back-office improvement, regulatory environment, cybersecurity and data, green finance, sustainability, and inclusion

There will be 20 nominees (10 StartUp and 10 ScaleUp) and 2 Winners (1 StartUp and 1 Scale Up) in each of these categories.

 

For more information, read our Voting process below. You can also check our FAQs.

Timeline

13 April - 
22 June (extended)

Submit your solution

28 June - 16 July

Nominees’ selection
by Efma & Capgemini

19 July - 6 August

Vote for the best projects

28 September

Online Ceremony

Winners announcement

How to apply

Every Financial NewTech or Financial Institution can apply to the Challenge. You can submit all your most brilliant solutions and collaborative projects with your partners!

 

CATEGORIES 

  • Collaboration for Sustainable Finance

Submit your collaborative project with a focus on sustainable finance, across Banking, Insurance, Payments and Wealth.

  • Banking 
  • Insurance (Life, P&C/General and Health)
  • Payments 
  • Wealth (and Capital Markets) 

Submit your B2B solutions in one or more of the following four business categories focusing on business enablement, customer experience, front, middle, or back-office improvement, regulatory environment, cybersecurity and data, green finance, sustainability, and inclusion

 

WHY APPLYING?

Financial Institutions & Financial NewTechs Collaborators:

  • get recognition for innovative solutions
  • gain publicity, international visibility and partnership opportunities. 
  • gain a dedicated international marketing campaign

Financial NewTechs:

  • win a unique mentorship from Capgemini.
  • get highlighted in the Efma and Capgemini Financial NewTech Watchlist 2021.
  • get standard regulatory assessments for Financial NewTech winners (6-month license) – provided by our partner The Disruption House

 

TO APPLY

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) Choose the Category you want to submit in
4) Fill in the Challenge submission form - you can save a draft application before submitting the final version
5) Your application is complete!

    Questions? Check our FAQs or contact us at hello@fintechvisor.com 

    Voting process

    Efma and Capgemini will shortlist 10 StartUps and 10 ScaleUps applicants in Banking, Insurance, Payments and  Wealth categories and the 10 applicants in the Collaboration category. 

    To select the nominees, each submission will be reviewed on the below criteria:

    • Business Potential
    • Originality
    • Impact
    • Wow Factor

     

    Efma and Capgemini will also select the top Financial NewTechs applicants from the Challenge to create their Financial NewTech Watchlist 2021.

     

    90 nominees only will enter the official voting phase!

    A jury of renowned experts and all FinTechVisor visitors will be voting online to choose the winners in each Challenge category.

    Online voting - weight division :

    25% FinTechVisor visitors,
    75% Jury

     

    • Banking
      - 10 StartUp nominees - 1 winner
      - 10 ScaleUp nominees - 1 winner
    • Insurance
      - 10 StartUp nominees - 1 winner
      - 10 ScaleUp nominees - 1 winner
    • Payments
      - 10 StartUp nominees - 1 winner
      - 10 ScaleUp nominees - 1 winner
    • Wealth 
      - 10 StartUp nominees - 1 winner
      - 10 ScaleUp nominees - 1 winner
    • Collaboration 
      - 10 nominees - 1 winner

    9 winners will be unveiled during the online Ceremony on 28 September 2021.

    This will be a great opportunity to learn more about their inspiring initiatives, discover what lies behind them and connect with your peers to celebrate the best the industry has to offer.

    You will also get an exclusive access to the Efma-Capgemini Financial NewTech Watchlist 2021, including the Top Financial NewTechs to watch out for in 2021 and beyond.

     

     

    Jury Committee
    Selection Committee

    The Jury Committee is composed of FinTech experts from around the globe. Their role is to vote for their top 3 among the nominees in each category. For each category, candidates with the most votes for will win. 

    Jeremy Balkin
    Head of FinTech & Innovation, Wholesale Payments @ J.P. Morgan
    Ex-Head of Innovation @ HSBC
    John Berry
    CEO @Efma
    Ex-Managing Director @Abbey
    Stacey Brown
    Head of Global Technology Innovation @Axa XL
    Founder @InsurTech Hartford
    Soner Canko
    Founder @SC Yönetim Danışmanlık
    Ex-CEO @BKM
    Supaneewan Chutrakul
    Executive Vice President @Kasikornbank
    Mike Cunningham
    Chief Strategy & Digital Officer @Banque Saudi Fransi
    Frank Desvignes
    Global Head of Innovation @Axa
    Alexa Fernandez
    Fintech & Innovation Advisor
    Ex-Head of Innovation Partnerships @BBVA
    Denise Garth
    Chief Strategy Officer @Majesco
    Roberto Ferrari
    Founder & CEO Design Italy
    Ex-Chief Digital & Innovation Officer @Mediobanca
    Elias Ghanem
    Global Head of Market Intelligence - Financial Services @Capgemini
    Laurent Herbillon
    Director Open Innovation @ BNP Paribas
    David Horton
    Founder & CEO @Thynk Digital
    Ex-CTO @Mashreqbank
    Juan Jiménez Zaballos
    Head of Financial Industry Transformation @Santander
    Mun Kurup
    Independent Non-executive Director @HSBC Insurance Singapore
    Ex-Executive Director & CFO @KB Life Insurance
    Didier Lallemand
    Managing Director @ Société Générale Ventures
    Albert Llorens Albareda
    CEO @bnc10
    Ex-Business Development & Growth Manager @CaixaBank Digital Business - imaginBank
    Michael Lor
    Advisor @Ministry of Economy and Finance
    Ex-Grp CEO @EON Bank
    Ronan Le Moal
    CEO @Epopée
    Ex-CEO @Crédit Mutuel Arkéa
    Eric Mac Nicoll
    C-founder @Kaira Technologies
    Ex- Senior Director, Digital Solutions, Fintech and Customer Experience @Desjardins
    Roberto Nicastro
    President and Co-Founder @AideXa
    Ex-CEO Retail Banking @UniCredit
    Justo Ortiz
    Vice-Chairman @Union Bank of the Philippines
    Chairman @ Fintech Philippines Association
    Benjami Puigdevall
    CEO @Imagin
    CEO @CaixaBank Digital Business
    Deepak Sharma
    President & Chief Digital Officer @Kotak Mahindra Bank
    Andries Smit
    Founder & CEO @Upside
    Ex-Managing Director, Global Digital Factory @Aviva
    Lincy Therattil
    Head, Open Innovation and Fintech Platform @Barclays India

    The Selection Committee is composed of Efma and Capgemini experts. Their role is to read and grade each application submitted. Candidates with the highest grades will be shortlisted. 

    What will you win?

     

    Financial Institutions & Financial NewTechs:

     

    • get recognition for innovative solutions
    • gain publicity, international visibility and partnership opportunities. 
    • gain a dedicated international marketing campaign

     

    Financial NewTechs:

     

    • win a unique mentorship from Capgemini.
    • get highlighted in the Efma and Capgemini Financial NewTech Watchlist 2021.
    • get standard regulatory assessments for Financial NewTech winners (6-month license) – provided by our partner The Disruption House