The winners of the MEA Finance Banking Technology Awards 2022 held at the Armani Hotel Burj Khalifa, were announced last night at much welcomed in-person ceremony, honoring leaders and businesses within the banking, finance, and financial technology sectors in the Middle East and Africa, for excellence, achievement and leadership during the recent and challenging past.

The awards programme, organized by MEA Finance Magazine, benchmarks and promotes excellence and stand-out performance in banking and financial technology. It gives due recognition to institutions that have benefitted their clients and customers by innovating throughout challenging economic conditions and the heightened competitive industry environment.

Hundreds of entries were critically evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of industry experts and commentators. Forty-five category winners have been chosen after some in-depth evaluation of their research and knowledge of the market, consideration of the needs of their full range of clients and customers and an assessment of all relevant developments and achievements from the previous year.

Kenneth Mitchen, Executive Director and Publisher of MEA Finance said, “Congratulations to all the winners at the MEA Finance Banking Technology Awards 2022. We honor the ‘champions’ of the banking and financial industry, celebrating the success and achievements of the institutions who are playing a key role in the region’s development.

The forty-five awards honouring the winners of the awards were presented in two halves, the first for technology vendors and the second half for banks and financial institutions.

Here is the full list of the MEA Finance Banking Technology Awards 2022 winners:

Technology Vendors

  1. Digital Banking Provider of the Year – Backbase
  2. Islamic Digital Banking Provider of the Year – Azentio Software
  3. Best Cybersecurity Provider – Help AG
  4. Best Core Banking Solutions Provider – Mambu
  5. Best User Experience Solution Provider – BPC
  6. Best Data Management Solution Provider – Thiqah
  7. Best Risk Management Solution Provider – Loxon Solutions
  8. Best Customer Experience Provider – QualityKiosk Technologies
  9. Best Analytics Solution Provider – UAE Trade Connect
  10. Most Innovative Cloud Services Provider – SmartStream Technologies
  11. Most Innovative Mobile Banking App – Xebia
  12. Best Reg Tech Solution Provider – Codebase Technologies
  13. Best Communications Platform Provider – Avaya
  14. Best Open Banking & API Solutions Provider – Mindgate Solutions
  15. Most Innovative Payment Solutions Provider – Volante Technologies
  16. Best Wealth and Investment Technology Provider – additiv
  17. Most Innovative Digital Wallet Deployment – Magnati for Careem PAY
  18. Best Digital Transformation Consultancy FirmSR Intelligent Technologies (SRIT)
  19. Best Islamic Fintech Systems Integration Provider – DDCAP Group
  20. Best Cloud-Native Digital Banking Platform – Infosys Finacle
  21. Best QA/QE Solution Provider of the Year – Expleo Solutions Limited
  22. Payments Technology Executive of the Year – Houssam Chaker, Regional Head, Volante Technologies
  23. Technology Executive of the Year – Haitham Kaddoura, CEO, SmartStream Technologies

Financial Institutions

  1. Digital Banking Innovation of the Year – First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  2. Best Digital Innovation in Islamic Banking of the Year – Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB)
  3. Best Neobank – payit powered by FAB
  4. Best Core Banking Technology Implementation – Banque Saudi Fransi
  5. Best Mobile Banking Services – HSBC
  6. Best Innovation in User Experience – Mashreq
  7. Best Innovation in Retail Banking – Emirates NBD
  8. Best Innovation in Corporate Banking and Finance – National Bank of Oman
  9. Best Innovation in Investments Banking – Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD)
  10. Best Innovation in Trade Finance – National Bank of Fujairah (NBF)
  11. Most Innovative Trading Platform – National Bank of Fujairah – NBFX
  12. Best Islamic FinTech Solutions Implementation – rabbit by Dubai Islamic Bank
  13. Best AI Technology Implementation – Al Ramz Corporation PJSC
  14. Best Innovative Payment Solution – Magnati
  15. Best Open Banking & API Implementation – HSBC
  16. Best Branch Digitisation Implementation – First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  17. Best Corporate Payment Service – Mastercard Payment Gateway Services
  18. Best Risk & Compliance Implementation – Greenstone Equity Partners
  19. Best Retail Payment Implementation – Magnati
  20. Best Treasury Management Implementation – Standard Chartered Bank
  21. Banking Technology Leadership Award – Investment Management Bank – Eyad Kashkash, Executive Vice President and Group Head of IT, Al Ramz Corporation PJSC
  22. Banking Technology Leadership Award – Personal Banking – Amit Malhotra, General Manager PBG, Commercial Bank of Dubai

Links below are for the events photos during the awards ceremony: