The Asia FinTech Awards is open to individuals, teams and companies, aiming to recognise the entire sector’s innovation and ingenuity

 

Each category is designed to recognise the outstanding achievements of the entrant. Of course, if there is something you’d like to mention but isn’t covered in the criteria, make sure that you include it anyway.

 

Deadline: 26 February 2021

 

To get started, simply click on the ENTER button. Good luck!

 

General rules and requirements

  • Entrants must be based in Asia or serve a market in Asia to be eligible to enter the Aia FinTech Awards
  • All submissions must be in English
  • Submissions can be made until 23:59 HKT on entry deadline day
  • Although multiple submissions are encouraged, each must be unique, tailored to best demonstrate its strengths in the specific category
  • Self-nomination is required

 

Technology categories

Accounting Tech of the YearBanking Tech of the YearBest Use of Blockchain TechnologyData Initiative of the YearFinTech of the YearInsurTech of the YearInvestment Tech of the YearLendTech of the YearOnline Initiative of the YearPayments Tech of the YearPersonal Finance Tech of the YearPensions Tech of the YearRegTech of the YearWealthTech of the Year

Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the product or service, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery met customer needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Explain your product/service’s potential and how it can achieve critical mass
  • Outline its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition
  • Highlight any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market
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Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the product or service, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery met customer needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Explain your product/service’s potential and how it can achieve critical mass
  • Outline its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition
  • Highlight any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market
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Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the organisation’s use of blockchain or other distributed ledger technology
  • Outline how the organisation’s use of blockchain or other distributed ledger technology has:
    • Improved delivery of the service or product being offered
    • Secured improved outcomes for customers/users
    • Paved the way for the technology’s maturity internally and/or externally
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Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the organisation’s data initiative
  • Outline how the organisation’s initiative has:
    • Improved delivery of the service or product being offered
    • Secured improved outcomes for customers/users
    • Conducted ethically, with privacy and data protection at its heart
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Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the product or service, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery met customer needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Explain your product/service’s potential and how it can achieve critical mass
  • Outline its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition
  • Highlight any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market
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Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the product or service, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery met customer needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Explain your product/service’s potential and how it can achieve critical mass
  • Outline its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition
  • Highlight any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market
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Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the product or service, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery met customer needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Explain your product/service’s potential and how it can achieve critical mass
  • Outline its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition
  • Highlight any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market
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Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the product or service, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery met customer needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Explain your product/service’s potential and how it can achieve critical mass
  • Outline its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition
  • Highlight any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market
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Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the organisation’s online initiative
  • Outline how the organisation’s initiative has:
    • Improved delivery of the service or product being offered
    • Received positive end-user/customer feedback
    • Been future-proofed in anticipation of further digitalisation
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Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the product or service, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery met customer needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Explain your product/service’s potential and how it can achieve critical mass
  • Outline its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition
  • Highlight any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market
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Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the product or service, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery met customer needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Explain your product/service’s potential and how it can achieve critical mass
  • Outline its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition
  • Highlight any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market
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Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the product or service, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery met customer needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Explain your product/service’s potential and how it can achieve critical mass
  • Outline its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition
  • Highlight any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market
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Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the product or service, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery met customer needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Explain your product/service’s potential and how it can achieve critical mass
  • Outline its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition
  • Highlight any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market
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Outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the product or service, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery met customer needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Explain your product/service’s potential and how it can achieve critical mass
  • Outline its unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition
  • Highlight any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market
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Company categories

Accelerator of the YearBest Employer AwardDiversity & Inclusion AwardStartup of the YearTeam of the YearTraining AwardVenture Capital Partner of the Year

This award is open to business accelerator and incubator programmes. In your entry, outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the accelerator/incubator, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet user needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Demonstrate the accelerator/incubator’s dedication to encouraging entrepreneurs and startups
  • Provide evidence of portfolio/client fintech businesses’ success and accelerator/incubator’s contribution
  • Highlight any mentoring and partner services and demonstrate their importance
  • Explain accelerator/incubator’s potential and how it can achieve its ambitions
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In your entry, outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of commitment to staff wellbeing and development
  • Outline how the organisation has:
    • Shown significant focus on professional training and advancement
    • Boosted morale and health
    • Created jobs in your jurisdiction
    • Received wider recognition from third parties for its efforts
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In your entry, outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

    • Provide an overview of work to boost diversity and inclusion in the fintech sector
    • Outline how the individual or organisation:
      • Identified and removed the industry’s barriers to entry
      • Actively promoted equality, internally and externally
      • Demonstrated a strong passion for celebrating diversity in all of its forms
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This award is open to fintech companies that have been in operation for up to three years. In your entry, outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the company, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet customer needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Explain the company’s potential and how it can achieve critical mass
  • Outline the company’s unique selling points and what differentiates it from the competition
  • Highlight any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the product or service to market
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This award is open to teams of two or more members of the fintech community. In your entry, outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the team’s experience and work in the fintech sector
  • Outline how the team has demonstrated:
    • Outstanding teamwork
    • A commitment to collaboration
    • Application of innovative ideas
    • Significant success
    • Detail the team’s extracurricular activities and their impact on the fintech sector
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In your entry, outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the organisation’s commitment to staff training and development
  • Outline how the organisation has:
    • Shown significant focus on professional training and advancement
    • Developed or adopted innovative training programmes
    • Received wider recognition from third parties for its efforts
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This award is open to venture capital firms, private equity houses, investment funds and any other primary investors. In your entry, outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of venture capital partner, detailing how its aims, capabilities, marketing and delivery meet fintech company needs and requirements, as well as any background that may be relevant
  • Demonstrate venture capital partner’s dedication to fintech and technological development within financial services
  • Provide evidence of portfolio/client fintech businesses’ success and venture capital partner’s contribution
  • Explain venture capital partner’s outlook and how it can achieve its ambitions
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Personal categories

Director of the YearInnovator of the YearRising Star of the YearTrainee of the Year

This award is open to individual members of the fintech community who occupy senior positions. In your entry, outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the individual’s experience and work in fintech
  • Outline how the individual has demonstrated:
    • Outstanding leadership
    • A significant contribution to revenue growth
    • A reputation as a leader in their field
    • Dedication to clients
    • A commitment to staff development
  • Detail the individual’s extracurricular activities and their impact on fintech
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In your entry, outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the individual’s innovation or contribution to an innovation
  • Outline:
    • The individual’s role
    • Technical expertise
    • Efforts to market and sell
    • Positive feedback
    • Real-world results
  • Detail the individual’s extracurricular activities and their impact on fintech
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This award is open to any member of the fintech community. In your entry, outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the individual’s experience in fintech 
  • Outline how the individual has contributed to the development and release of a product or service, or made significant improvements
  • Detail the individual’s extracurricular activities and their impact on fintech
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This award is open to individual members of the fintech community who are participating in a graduate scheme or apprenticeship, or similar training scheme. In your entry, outline your response to each of the following points, using between 250 words and 1,000 words in total

  • Provide an overview of the individual’s experience and work in fintech 
  • Outline how the individual has demonstrated:
    • Excellent standards of work
    • A commitment to their employer
    • High standards of professional development
  • Detail the individual’s extracurricular activities and their impact on the fintech sector
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