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The OBIE partners with Open Banking Expo Awards for second year running

22 March 2022

The Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) is pleased to announce that it is a media partner for the Open Banking Expo Awards for the second year.

The annual awards recognise the innovators, disruptors and visionaries across the globe who have spearheaded the open banking revolution.

Open Banking for Good award

We are also supporting this year’s Open Banking for Good award. The award aims to recognise those organisations that offer open banking services to help vulnerable consumers, particularly in the areas of mental health and debt management. It also acknowledges organisations that have harnessed open banking data to distribute fairer and faster Bounce Back Loans (BBLs) to businesses during the pandemic, or enabled faster uptake of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

David Beardmore, our Ecosystem Development Director, will be part of the expert judging panel for this year’s awards. He said, “I’m delighted to witness the innovation and creativity among the ecosystem in bringing new open banking products and services to the market, as the number of active users – both in the UK and across the globe – continues to grow.

Kelly Stanley, co-founder of Open Banking Expo, said: “2021 was a big year for open banking and open finance. We took a collective huge step forward as an industry in a period of ongoing economic challenge. There were also plenty of individual success stories, spanning new innovations and products, to new ways of serving customers and supporting SMEs in the post-pandemic recovery.

“And once again, the Open Banking Expo Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to share and celebrate these achievements with the global open banking, open finance and open payments community.

The awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Park Plaza London Riverbank in July.

Submit your entry today

All interested parties can submit their entries for any of the 15 categories on the Open Banking Expo Awards website.  Deadline for entries is 1st April 2022.