Fidor Bank

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Fidor Bank – International awards

Fidor Bank has received several international awards for its disruptive approach to banking, its FinTech activity and innovative use of social media. Recently, Fidor Bank was awarded "Global Growth Company" by The World Economic Forum. You will find the latest awards below.

Celent Model Bank of the Year 2015

Celent names Fidor Bank the Model Bank of the Year for 2015. The vision for Celent’s Model Bank research, now in its eighth year, is to spotlight effective uses of technology in banking. Each year, in addition to case studies highlighting initiatives within a variety of topic areas, Celent awards an overall winner.
This year, the winner was Fidor Bank from Germany.

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Global Growth Company 2014

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an international independent organization with the aim of recognizing global trends together with leaders from economics, politics, science and media. The award is given to innovative and creative pioneers in the world economy that have the potential, due to their business model and growth, to become the leaders of the future.

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Most Innovative Internet Bank Germany 2013

The Global Banking and Finance Review Award honours companies that have shown excellent performance in a specific area and taken up a leading role in the market. Fidor Bank received in 2013 the "Most Innovative Internet Bank for Social Media Germany" award for its innovative approach developing its customers´ relationship through social media.                                              

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Most Innovative Bank Germany 2013

Fidor Bank was named "Most Innovative Bank Germany 2013" by International Finance Magazine . Fidor Bank received the award for leadership in the area of crowdfinancing, peer-to-peer and in-account app, as well as the unique consumer consensus on interest rate approaches. International Finance Magazine, headquartered in London, provides global financial news.

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Banking IT Innovation Award 2011

Fidor Bank received the "Bank Innovation Award 2013" in San Francisco. The Californian publisher "Forum Bank Innovation", regularly viewed by 15,000 US managers, grants this award annually to the world's most innovative banks. The bank received the award for its "Like-Interest" initiative, the world's first user-driven savings interest rates in a real bank environment.

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Finalist Disruptive Innovation 2013

Fidor´s Facebook campaign "The more likes for Fidor Bank - the more balance interest for all customers" received a finalist nomination in the category "Disruptive Innovation Award" of the BAI Global Banking Innovation Award 2012. This category recognises banks that redefine the concept of retail banking and simultaneously extend their competitive advantage.

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Further awards

Direct Bank of the Year 2015, Banking Check – In the category of direct banking of this year’s Banking Awards Check, Fidor Bank was awarded an overall rating of 5.5 points out of 6 and a total of 343 reviews from their customers for “Best Direct Bank of the Year”. It is notable that last year, Fidor Bank came third in this category.  The Banking Check Awards provided customer reviews for the most popular banks awarded. The customers gave their feedback in terms of their banking services and processes. The 1st place was shared with an equal total score of 5.7 out of 6 points between Fidor Bank and MoneYou. more

Retail Banking Award 2015 – Fidor has been awarded the Most Disruptive Innovation of the Year award at the Retail Banking awards 2015, which took place on the 21st May 2015 at Waldorf Hilton hotel in London. The awards honoured those banks that have shown excellent performance in the retail banking industry and brought to discussion key issues like the future of retail banking in the face of a dramatically changing landscape, in view of the regulatory updates, the digitisation of banking and the increasing competition. more

INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT 2012 –The Fidor Smart Account received the "INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT 2012" award as winners for Bavaria. The Fidor Smart Account particularly convinced the Small and Medium-sized enterprises jury and made it to the top group out of over 2,500 entries. The event took place under the auspices of the Federal Commissioner for Information Technology of the Federal Government and IBM Germany. more

Banking IT Innovation Award 2011 – As part of the "Customer-oriented design of networked banks" workshop, the "Sourcing in der Finanzindustrie” center of excellence, for the first time, presented the "Banking IT Innovation Award", through which particularly innovative solutions at the customer-bank-interface are recognised. An independent jury honoured Fidor Bank offering with the "Banking IT Innovation 2011" award for level of innovation, customer focus and relevance for the German-speaking bank market. more
Finovate Presentor 2011 – Finovate used to be a purely US event. It took place, for the first time, in Europe in 2011. The best technical innovations in the financial services world were presented within the framework of the Finovate Conference. A total of 35 companies presented in London. Fidor Bank, for the first time, had the chance to represent itself as the only German company, and as the only bank, on 1st February. more
Best Marketing Company Award 2011 – In May 2011, Fidor Bank received the "Best Marketing Company Award" and was given 3rd place among companies with less than 50 employees. Batten & Company was responsible for implementation. more
European Finance Forum Frankfurt 2011 – Innovation Award 2011 for Fidor Bank  - A total of 43 German financial institutions were examined by the Retail Banking Innovation award committee. In the Social Media award category, assessment was based on the following criteria: managing profile information, activity, reach, content quality of posts and interaction with the users, e.g. response time to customer queries. Fidor Bank arrived in the 2nd place.
Product Innovations Award 2011 – Fidor Bank reached the final round in the "Product Innovation Award" category of the BAI Global Banking Innovation Award 2011. In order to be nominated for the "Product Innovation Award" category, the offering of the relevant bank attract customers while improving the bank's competitiveness.