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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  

Enter the Challenge

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.



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
- 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
- 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.

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.

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