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Vote for the nominees!

The nominees for 2018 have been announced, check them out and cast your vote.

Efma Accenture

The Initiative

from 01/06 to 07/09
from 17/09 to 24/09
from 01/09 to 16/09
from 18/10 to 31/12
Submit your Innovation

Since its launch in 2013, the Distribution and Marketing Innovation Awards have served as a catalyst for innovation in the retail banking sector and have helped banks build better disruptive strategies.

The 6th edition submitting period is now open!

Simply submit your most innovative projects now to enter the 2018 competition. You can even start submitting your project now and finalize it later. You have until 7th September 2018 to submit!

Voting Process

Voting will start on 17th September 2018.

Nominees for each category will be shortlisted by the Efma Innovation Committee.

Efma members and non-members from financial institutions only visiting the website will vote for the 7 standard categories (excluding the Global Innovator category). To do so, they will establish a podium ranking of Gold, Silver, and Bronze, among the 6 nominees per category. A vote from an Efma member will be considered as two votes from non-member). Each vote cast by an institution for its own innovation receives 50% of the points normally attributed.

The rate will remain confidential and only banking and payment institutions will be awarded.


Voters will take into consideration the following criteria:

Originality: the uniqueness of the idea in the marketplace and its potential as a game changer

Impact: the innovation’s capacity to generate a superior, long-term competitive edge and a significant return on investment

Universality: the innovation’s adaptability across different markets and countries

For the special Global Innovator category, an Innovation Awards Committee composed of banking executives and innovation specialists from all over the world will evaluate all the nominees.


Register to watch the Ceremony in Lisbon live

Watch the Efma-Accenture DMI Awards Ceremony live from Lisbon on 17 October 2018 for an opportunity to discover the best banking innovators worldwide.

If your innovation is a finalist, you will also be invited to attend the Ceremony in person.


Check out the 2017 DMI Awards Winners!

See who made it to the top last year and learn from the best case studies.

Key figures

Since 2012

2761 Innovations


652 Institutions


94 Countries

Already posted

2018 edition

429 Innovations


183 Institutions


59 Countries

Already posted

Top 10 institutions

Top Institutions 2018

  • 1 Caixabank Digital Business
  • 2 Banco Bradesco
  • 3 Yapi Kredi Bankasi
  • 4 Emirates NBD
  • 5 Isbank
  • 6 Intesa Sanpaolo
  • 7 DenizBank
  • 8 Sberbank
  • 9 Akbank
  • 10 Unionbank of the Philippines

Top Institutions since 2013

  • 1 Intesa Sanpaolo
  • 2 Banco Bradesco
  • 3 La Caixa
  • 4 DenizBank
  • 5 TEB
  • 6 Standard Bank
  • 7 Emirates NBD
  • 8 ICICI Bank
  • 9 Maybank Berhad
  • 10 Yapi Kredi Bankasi

Top 10 visited innovations

Top countries

“It’s been another strong year for innovation in the industry, so we’re excited to learn more about this year’s entries. I wholeheartedly encourage financial institutions from across the globe to submit their innovations.”

Piercarlo Gera – Global Managing Director: Financial Services Distribution & Marketing Services – Accenture