Our Awards and How to Enter

Overview

Global Finance is the publication of record for financial industry awards, rankings and recognition programs. These programs are the trusted standard of excellence for the financial industry and are backed by a 37-year history of editorial accuracy and integrity. Global Finance’s corporate and financial audience relies on them because they are credible, reliable and have stood the test of time.

The honor of being a Global Finance award recipient has a long and lasting impact. Winners gain a strong marketing advantage they use to distinguish themselves globally and to stand out from their competitors.

The reach and impact of Global Finance’s Awards extends far beyond its readership and the banking and financial sector. These awards are amplified locally, regionally and globally through social media efforts, traditional media coverage and the marketing and promotion campaigns of winning organizations. 

Global Finance names the best banks and other financial service providers across multiple, crucial industry sectors and categories. This list includes:

Gordon Platt Foreign Exchange Awards—World’s Best FX Banks

Gordon Platt Foreign Exchange Awards—FX Tech

Trade Finance & Supply Chain Finance Awards

Sustainable Finance Awards

Best Investment Bank Awards

Best Bank Awards

Best Islamic Financial Institutions

The Innovator Awards

Treasury & Cash Management Awards

World’s Best Sub-Custodian Bank Awards

World’s Best Financial Innovation Labs

Digital Bank Awards

Stars of China

Private Bank Awards

SME Bank Awards (Now Open for Submissions)

In most cases, entries are not required to be chosen as a winner but they do increase the chance of success because entrants are able to present information and perspectives that are not readily available to the editors of Global Finance. Banks and financial services companies are strongly urged to submit entries for the appropriate awards and participate in the review process.

Upcoming Awards

Best Islamic Financial Institutions Awards – 2025

Award Date: March 20, 2025

Entry Deadline: February 14, 2025

About this Award Global Finance’s awards and recognition programs are the trusted standard of excellence for the financial industry. They are backed by a 37-year history of editorial accuracy and integrity. Global Finance’s corporate and financial audience relies on these awards because they are credible, reliable and have stood the test of time. The reach Read more…

Stars Of China – 2024

Award Date: September 13, 2024

Entry Deadline: July 12, 2024

About This Award Global Finance’s Stars of China Awards are the preeminent evaluation of financial institutions and other organizations in China by international media, and they recognize institutions that excel in serving the mainland in harmony with China’s national goals and objectives. The Stars of China Awards support the importance of recognizing institutions that excel in Read more…

Best SME Bank Awards – 2024

Award Date: October 16, 2024

Entry Deadline: August 14, 2024

About This Award Small and medium enterprises are the lifeblood of economies everywhere, and encompass a wide array of businesses, each with needs specific to their industry, sector and geography.  Global Finance’s SME Finance Awards honor the financial institutions that best support these diverse and crucial businesses and help them navigate a challenging landscape. The Read more…

Private Banking Awards – 2024

Award Date: October 16, 2024

Entry Deadline: August 14, 2024

About This Award Global Finance’s Private Bank Awards honor banks that best serve the specialized needs of high-net-worth individuals as they seek to enhance, preserve and pass on their wealth. The winners are not always the biggest institutions, but rather the best—those with qualities that individuals rate highly when choosing a provider. The impact of Global Read more…

The Innovators Awards – 2024

Award Date: April 16, 2024

Entry Deadline: February 20, 2025

About This Award Global Finance’s Innovators Awards honor banks and fintechs from seven global regions—as well as the innovations themselves—original new products and services across multiple sectors and categories.  • The Most Innovative Financial Institutions and the Most Innovative Financial Technology Companies globally. Entries Encouraged But Not Required • Global Top Financial Innovations—the past year’s Read more…

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