Open to: All fintech start-ups, technology providers, banks, telecom operators, government ministries and retailers operating in the Middle East, Central and South Asia and North Africa.
The Middle East will be defined by the following countries for the purpose of the award - GCC countries (to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates), Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine Territories and Turkey
Central and South Asia will be defined by the following countries for the purpose of the award - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
North Africa will be defined by the following countries for the purpose of the award - Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Mauritania
ABOUT THIS CATEGORY
In this category judges are looking for a new product or service that disrupts the financial or identity sector by introducing innovative, state- of-the-art solution that benefits both users, service providers or citizens.
This could be an innovation in payments, banking, blockchain, lending, regulation, identity, insurance, wealth management, money-transfer or security.
Their success will be measured on the ability to transform the way we experience financial services, creating competition in the market, collaborating with multiple partners in the industry and the ability to expand beyond the original target market.
CONFIDENTIALITY OF NOMINATIONS
We understand that some information is highly sensitive and confidential. All the judges will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement so they can assess your achievements with all the facts at their disposal. The information provided in your entry may also be published in connection with the Awards. Confidential material will not be published so long as it is clearly marked as confidential.