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Unchain Fintech Festival: Submissions are open for the 2024 edition of the „CEE Digital Bank of the Year Award”

9 mai 2024

The organizers of the Unchain Fintech Festival announces the competition „CEE Digital Bank of the Year Award,” „a celebration of banks that are leading the way in digital transformation in the region” – according to the press release. Submissions are accepted until the 31st of May.

The „CEE Digital Bank of the Year Award” aims to recognize the achievements of banks that excel in digital innovation, providing solutions that redefine financial services. This award is open to all banks across the CEE region who are driving significant advancements in their digital offerings.

„All banks that have embraced innovation and pushed the boundaries of what is possible in digital banking are invited to participate. A panel of jurors, composed of regional industry leaders and experts, will evaluate the entries based on innovation, impact, and user experience. Winners will be announced during a special ceremony at the festival and the award will be presented by VISA.” said the organizers.

Cătălin Crețu, General Manager Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia @VISA: “We wanted to look at the banks in Central and Eastern Europe with the fintech eyes.”

Alexandra Pollack, organizer @UNCHAIN Festival: “It’s absolutely essential for banks to be more than just up-to-date with today’s technology. That’s exactly why we created the ‘Digital Bank of the Year Award.’ It’s our way of giving a big shout out to the banks that are not just embracing change, but are creating change themselves.”

Enter the competition by visiting dedicated web page.

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Anders Olofsson – former Head of Payments Finastra

Banking 4.0 – „how was the experience for you”

So many people are coming here to Bucharest, people that I see and interact on linkedin and now I get the change to meet them in person. It was like being to the Football World Cup but this was the World Cup on linkedin in payments and open banking.”

Many more interesting quotes in the video below:


In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale?