#DIAA2016 Releases Nominees List for Best Digital Bank for Africa


The Annual Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA2016) has today released a list of the Nominees for Best Digital Bank for Africa. The Best Digital Bank for Africa nominations’ release is in addition to the earlier announced nominees and recipients of Medals of Honor. The Awards and Medals of Honor will be presented at Kampala Serena Hotel on 17th August 2016.

DIAA2016 conducted research in which 48 banks operating in Africa were assessed for their digital banking embrace and innovations. 10 banks emerged as the finalists with a Digital Index score between 2.25 and 3.12 out of 5 and thus are the leading contenders for “Best Digital Bank for Africa “. These are

1. Bank of Africa

2. Barclays Banks

3. Capitec Bank

4. Equity Bank

5. First National Bank (FNB)

6.  Guaranty Trust Bank

7.  KCB Bank

8.  Stanbic Bank

9. Standard Chartered Bank

10. United Bank for Africa

“Our research for Digital Banking includes electronic banking integration of standard online and mobile banking with social media, to offer customers a better banking experience” Innocent Kawooya, CEO of HiPipo noted.

He added: “DIAA2016 digital banking research had shortlist including banks operating in several African countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda among others.”

Under the theme “Maximizing the Digital Dividend”, the Awards focus on digital inclusion, financial inclusion and cybersecurity.

Digital Impact Awards Africa is a production of HiPipo in partnership with Cyberplc and AdBank.


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