FStech awards 2021 winners revealed

HSBC, Société Générale, Deutsche Bank and a host of FinTechs were among those to scoop up awards at last night’s FStech awards ceremony.

Now in its 21st year, the awards, which celebrate the brightest and best of the financial services technology sector, were celebrated with a glitzy gala dinner at the Marriott in London’s Grosvenor Square.

This year the category list had been updated and expanded, with a new award recognising the best use of Artificial Intelligence in financial services, which was taken home by Société Générale Group, while FinTech lender Zopa scooped up the prize for best use of IT in consumer finance.

Other winners on the night included insurer Getsafe, which won both the award for best use of mobile and consumer finance product of the year; Currensea, which walked away with Open Banking product or service of the year; and, allPay and the Scottish government, who clinched the financial inclusion award.

HSBC’s wholesale credit risk IT team won the prize for best financial services IT Team and Deutsche Bank scooped up the award for compliance or RegTech project of the year.

All the evening’s winners are as follows:

Best Use of Data and Analytics
WINNER: Quantexa

Best Use of IT in Consumer Finance


Best Use of IT Trading Platforms
WINNER: Tradeteq

Best Use of IT in Commercial Banking
WINNER: Cognizant Technology Solutions

Best Financial Services IT Team - sponsored by HCL
WINNER: HSBC Wholesale Credit Risk IT Team

Best Customer Service and Experience Technology - sponsored by MuchBetter
WINNER: Engage Hub

Best Use of Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services
WINNER: Societe Generale Group

Best Use of Mobile
WINNER: Getsafe

Open Banking Product or Service of the Year - sponsored by OpenPayd
WINNER: Currensea

Anti-fraud Solution of the Year


Cyber Security Solution of the Year

Compliance or RegTech Project of the Year
WINNER: Deutsche Bank

Digital Transformation Project of the Year - sponsored by Jitterbit

Blockchain Project of the Year

Cryptoasset Innovation of the Year

Partnership or Collaboration of the Year

WINNER: ClearBank and Tide

Payments Innovation of the Year - sponsored by StarLiX

Financial Sector Innovation of the Year - sponsored by Copper
WINNER: Bank of Ireland

Cloud Computing Innovation of the Year - sponsored by Encompass
WINNER: Temenos and Flowe

Risk Management Software of the Year

Most Innovative Product of the Year
WINNER: Dinghy

Technology Provider of the Year
WINNER: Featurespace

Most Disruptive Financial Sector Technology
WINNER: Nuance Communications

Consumer Finance Product of the Year
WINNER: Getsafe

FinTech or InsurTech Startup of the Year
WINNER: Gretel

FinTech Investor Deal of the Year

Financial Inclusion Award
WINNER: allpay and The Scottish Government

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