Press Release, 18 April 2016

Backbase wins major European fintech award for the most innovative banking software

Backbase, the omni-channel banking platform, has won the award for the most ‘Innovative Banking Software Company’ at the European FinTech Awards 2016. Backbase’s platform has been created around customer-centric design principles and delivers seamless digital experiences across multiple devices and customer touchpoints.

The European FinTech Awards & Conference 2016 is one of the biggest events in payments and financial services innovation. The event brought together companies from across Europe with over 400 handpicked entrepreneurs, innovation leaders of Europe’s top banks, fintech investors and advisors. This event focused on showcasing the best technology-based solutions for financial needs in Europe.

Each nominated company was assessed by a panel of expert judges (a panel of 62 high level executives) from a number of major global banks and venture capital firms, such as ABN AMRO, Deutsche Bank, La Caixa Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, AXA Strategic Ventures, BNP Paribas and Santander InnoVentures just to name a few. Based on their assessment, and the outcome of public voting, companies selected would become part of the FinTech 100 before progressing to the final awards.

Commenting on this award, Jelmer de Jong, VP Product Management at Backbase, said: ‘We are proud to be recognized as the most innovative banking software company during the European FinTech Awards and honoured to have been selected by such an outstanding panel of financial European banking experts.’

He continued: ‘This award is a great honour, not only for Backbase, but also for the 60 plus customers that have put their trust in our technology and have supported us throughout the years. We have kept our focus on delivering a true customer centric omni-channel experience, dramatically upgrading the digital transformation of banks and credit unions across the globe, such as CheBanca!, Key Bank, Metro Bank, Aldermore, Altyn-i, Touch Bank, West Pac, and for ABN AMRO Bank.’