The MEA Finance Awards will recognize the achievements of the region’s leading banks, financial institutions and technology providers at the forefront of digital transformation.

The selection of the winners will be based on research, input from industry experts and deliberation of the utility and their technological innovation and solutions.


Judging Process

The awards nominations will be assessed judged by a panel of industry experts in collaboration with the MEA Finance editorial team.

  1. All nomination entries will be meticulously evaluated and analysed based on relevant market knowledge, industry research and accurate company financial statements. The MEA Finance editorial team will then create a shortlist which will be given to the judging panel.
  2. The judging panel includes former banking and finance leaders and senior executives from professional services firms working with the banking industry. They will review the shortlist and the submitted materials for each category and place a score from 1 to 5 for each category nominee. All scores will be sent back to the editorial team.
  3. The MEA Finance editorial team will independently score shortlisted institutions per category. Score values will be from 1 to 5. All scores will be kept confidential and will not be released publicly, nor will they be discussed with any individual applicants.
  4. Scores from both the judging panel and the editorial team shall be collected and combined to determine the highest scoring institution in each category which will be declared winner.


MEA Finance
MEA Finance is published monthly, delivering news and relevant content on the banking and finance industry in the region. Scope of coverage includes commercial, retail and investment banking, Islamic banking, technology, and wealth management sectors. Thought leadership content on industry trends and challenges are also offered via exclusive in-depth interviews, opinion pieces and video interviews with executives within the region’s financial sectors.

MEA Finance targets top level executives of leading banks, financial institutions, family offices and technology providers. Our users include business leaders, senior executives, CFOs, treasurers of leading corporations, regulators as well as entrepreneurs.


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