Open Banking Expo Awards return to celebrate excellence in Open Banking, Open Finance, and payments

08 May 2024

Open Banking Expo, the premier global community of Open Banking and Open Finance executives driving digital transformation in the financial services sector, is thrilled to announce the launch of this year’s Awards program.

Following the tremendous success of previous editions, the Open Banking Expo Awards are back for the fourth consecutive year to recognise and honour the trailblazers, innovators, and visionaries worldwide who have spearheaded the Open Banking and Open Finance revolution.

Kelly Stanley, co-founder of Open Banking Expo, remarked, “The past year witnessed significant advancements in Open Banking and Open Finance, which have been driven by both the market and regulation. We’ve seen remarkable achievements, from ground-breaking innovations and products to novel ways of serving customers and supporting SMEs in accessing better financial services. Once again, the Open Banking Expo Awards offer an exceptional platform to showcase and celebrate these accomplishments with the global Open Banking, Open Finance, and Payments community.”

This year, a distinguished panel of 34 financial industry experts will evaluate entries across 14 categories, including:

1. Best Use of Data
2. Best Industry Partnership
3. Best Sector Initiative
4. Best Financial Crime Initiative
5. Open Banking for Good
6. Best Open Banking Payments Project
7. Best Start-up
8. Best Customer Experience
9. Best Team
10. Best App
11. Best Regulatory Open Banking Initiative
12. Best Open Finance Application
13. Women in Open Banking Awards – Rising Star
14. Women in Open Banking Awards – Woman of the Year

With over 120 entries and 90 companies shortlisted last year, the Awards ceremony promises to be a highlight of the year. The deadline for submissions is 28 June. For entry details and category criteria, visit

The winners will be unveiled at the prestigious Awards ceremony on 15 October at the Business Design Centre in London at Open Banking Expo UK & Europe.