The Nigerian Fintech Awards

The Nigerian FinTech Awards is the most prestigious recognition of excellence for the entire financial technology industry in Nigeria.​ Join 300+ industry leaders at the gala dinner on 17th April, 2020 to celebrate innovation in this dynamic sector. Join 300+ industry leaders at the gala dinner on 17th April, 2020 to celebrate innovation in this dynamic sector.​​

Who Can Enter?

The Nigerian FinTech Awards are open to financial institutions, fintech firms and services providers and other relevant players of the fintech industry in Nigeria. PR agencies, consultants, vendors and other industry participants are welcome to put in an entry on behalf of their clients, but must have prior approval from them to do so.

Submitting An Entry

  1. All entries must be written in English and submitted via our online entries portal.

  2. All entries should be no longer than 1,500 words.

  3. Supporting material may be supplied, but the main entry of up to 1,500 words should include all information you deem necessary for your awards entry.

What INFORMATION TO SUBMIT

The more detail the better! We suggest including the following information:
1. Dates of the overall project.
2. All entries should be for the period of the last two years.
3. The rationale for the project.
4. The unique points of the project. Why it is different.
5. The innovative nature and/or the importance of the project.
6. Project management; team size and mix; collaboration.
7. Results and performance metrics.
8. Financial and business impact; return on investment (if applicable).
9. Any other information, statistics, facts and figures etc that you think will help us to understand the project better.

The entry must be tailored to the specific category and the project you are applying with. The judges are looking for a comprehensive, to-the-point, clear entry with facts and figures to support it. Hence, we strongly suggest NOT to submit the following:
– Generic promotional material and sales brochures.
– Marketing jargon and buzzwords.

Meet the Jury

Damilola Salawu

Chairman

Rarzack Olaegbe

Secretary

Shina Badaru

Member

Adewale Yusuf

Member

Bayo Adewolu

Member
AWARD CATEGORIES
NIGERIAN FINTECH AWARDS 2020 CATEGORIES

BEST FINTECH COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN

The judges are looking for the campaign that helped a fintech business or service scale, gain traction or awareness. This award will be judged on creativity and results, and will be mindful of the size of the campaign budget and media spend.

BEST RESEARCH IN FINTECH

The judges will be looking for peer reviewed primary or secondary research that pushes the boundaries in fintech, and puts Nigeria on the world stage.

BEST FINTECH-BANK COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

The judges are looking for specific projects, or products, that showcase how a bank and a fintech firm have worked together, either in collaboration, or using open APIs

FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR

The judges are looking for an outstanding individual who has persistently contributed to the advancement of the fintech sector.

FEMALE FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR

The judges are looking for an outstanding female individual who has persistently contributed to the advancement of the fintech sector

FINTECH CTO/CIO OF THE YEAR

The judges will be looking for an outstanding CTO or CIO who has created or led cutting edge innovation, a CTO or CIO who may have taken a calculated risk and the risk has paid off.

INSURE-TECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR

The judges are seeking an Insurance based FinTech start-up business (business or core service launched in the past 18 months) that has disrupted the insurance/risk sector with new and innovative services.

REGTECH

The judges are seeking a FinTech start-up business (business or core service launched in the past 18 months) that has launched a new service, or disrupted the regulatory/compliance sector with new and innovative service(s) that facilitates the delivery of regulatory requirements. This category would suit fintechs in the areas of KYC and AML, and/or assisting financial services companies in their compliance obligations.

FINTECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR

This is the most important award of the night. The Judges are seeking a FinTech start-up business (business or core service launched in the past 18 months) that has disrupted the financial services sector with new and innovative services, creating competition and transforming the way we experience financial services.

FINTECH INNOVATION IN BIOMETRICS TOOL/CYBERSECURITY PLATFORM

If the impact of major hacks in the last few years alone is any indication, cybersecurity needs to be front of mind for firms designing technology that handles money. Companies in this category are working to make sure everyone is financially cyber- secure.

FINTECH INNOVATION IN CUSTOMERS ENGAGEMENT

Even in a data-driven age, the keys to success still remain the same – talk to your customers, find out how you can solve their problems, and you’ll be successful if you can do so. Companies in this category spent the time getting to know their customers and had it pay off.

BEST DIGITAL BANK

As the financial services industry gets more and more tech-savvy, many processes are moving from bank branches to mobile phones. Some companies are ditching the branch model entirely with purely online operations. Companies in this category are creating all-in-one online banking experiences.

FINTECH INNOVATION IN FINANCIAL INCLUSION

This category is dedicated to companies who are solving problems for people of lower income.