Challengers and incumbents share the spoils

Incumbent institution J.P.Morgan and growing startup Curve both came away with two awards each at last night’s FStech Awards.

The 19th annual industry gathering, celebrating the best of financial services technology, took place at London’s Marriott Grosvenor Square.

J.P.Morgan Asset Management’s Strategic Hedge product won out in the Best Use of IT in Wholesale & Investment Banking category, while J.P.Morgan Corporate and Investment Bank’s Tax Lot Harvester solution was named Data Management Project of the Year.

Curve meanwhile, picked up Payments Innovation and Most Disruptive Financial Sector Technology trophies for its work in bringing credit and debit cards into one.

Elsewhere, traditional banks like Barclays, HSBC and Bank of America shared the stage with challengers like Starling Bank, ANNA Money and Nuggets.

The full list of winners is as follows:

1. Best Use of Data & Analytics


2. Best Use of IT in Retail Banking & Insurance

iProov & ReadID

3. Best Use of IT in Wholesale & Investment Banking

J.P.Morgan Asset Management (Strategic Hedge)

4. Best Trading System

Horizon Software

5. Best Use of Social Networks of Gamification

Auto Service Finance

6. Best Use of Technology in Customer Service


7. Data Management Project of the Year

J.P.Morgan Corporate and Investment Bank (Tax Lot Harvester)

8. Best Use of Mobile


9. Digital Launch of the Year

ANNA Money

10. Anti-fraud/Security Solution of the Year


11. Compliance or RegTech Project of the Year

Bank of America

12. Systems Integration Project of the Year

Allied Irish Bank

13. Blockchain Project of the Year


14. Cryptocurrency Innovation of the Year


15. Partnership or Collaboration of the Year

Lloyds Banking Group & Publicis Sapient

16. Payments Innovation of the Year


17. Financial Sector Innovation of the Year


18. IT Team of the Year

Credit Suisse

19. Cloud Computing Innovation of the Year

Emirates NBD

20. Risk Management Software of the Year


21. Most Innovative Product of the Year


22. Technology Provider of the Year


23. Online Technology Provider of the Year

24. Most Disruptive Financial Sector Technology


25. Consumer Finance Product of the Year

Starling Bank

26. FinTech or InsurTech Startup of the Year


27. Social Responsibility Award

Morgan Stanley

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