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Submissions Are Open For The 2024 Edition of the “CEE Digital Bank of the Year Award”


Oradea, 19-20 June 2024: This summer, from June 19 to 20, the UNCHAIN Fintech Festival will once again transform Oradea Fortress into the center of financial innovation in Central and Eastern Europe. As part of the event, the organizers are excited to announce the competition “CEE Digital Bank of the Year Award,” a celebration of banks that are leading the way in digital transformation in the region.

Join Us in the Celebration of Digital Excellence

In today’s landscape, digital transformation is not an advantage – it’s a necessity. The banking sector, traditionally seen as more conservative, is now embracing technological innovation like never before. This evolution is critical as modern consumers demand more control over their financial destinies, expecting seamless, on-the-go access to their financial services.

UNCHAIN does not only recognize but also encourages financial institutions that are taking bold steps toward a digital future. This event celebrates the visionaries who are redefining the norms of financial services and offering unprecedented value to their customers.

“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.”

Alexandra Pollack, organizer @UNCHAIN Festival

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. In other words, this is your chance to highlight your banks’ achievements on an international stage.

“We wanted to look at the banks in Central and Eastern Europe with the fintech eyes.”

Cătălin Crețu, General Manager Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia @VISA

Are you at the forefront of digital banking? Step into the spotlight!

Enter the competition by visiting our web page. We’re accepting submissions until the 31st of May. It’s your chance to demonstrate how your bank is pioneering the future of digital banking in Central and Eastern Europe.

About UNCHAIN Fintech Festival

UNCHAIN Festival is a premier event that unites the financial and tech sectors in the CEE region to foster collaboration and innovation. Set in the historic Oradea Fortress, the festival offers a platform for discussing emerging trends and challenges with the industry’s biggest names.

All of this could not be possible without the foundational involvement of regional fintech innovators such as VISA, the event’s Main Partner, together with Google Cloud and InfoCert as Technology Partners, Banca Comerciala Romana, Raiffeisen Bank and Banca Transilvania as Banking Partners. Event sponsors that support innovation throughout the CEE region are Citi Bank, Garanti Bank BBVA, SIBS Romania, Amazon Web Services, Evam, Finshape, Transfond, and CMS Cameron McKenna.

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