Open to: All banks, telecom operators, government ministries and retailers operating in the Middle East, Central and South Asia and North Africa.

The Middle East will be defined by the following countries for the purpose of the award - GCC countries (to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates), Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Palestine Territories and Turkey

Central and South Asia will be defined by the following countries for the purpose of the award - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan 

North Africa will be defined by the following countries for the purpose of the award - Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Mauritania

About this category:
This award recognises the company that has demonstrated an innovative initiative that has promoted financial inclusion since January 2018

Each company will be judged upon their contribution to the region, impact on consumers and how the initiative has empowered citizens with financial services they were not previously able to access
Criteria:
Entrants will be judged on their answers to the following questions; (Answers to each question will be cut off after 250 words)

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* 1. Please complete your contact information so we are able to inform you when finalists are selected.

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* 2. Name of your company and the initiative you are nominating. Please mention whether it is a soft or full launch

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* 3. Name key partners and suppliers involved with the project

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* 4. Describe the new technology that is used and how consumers are benefiting

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* 5. How has the initiative supported financial inclusion (Use figures. Percentages can be used when numbers are classified)

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* 6. Describe the 3 unique features that have enhanced financial inclusion

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* 7. Describe the 3 unique features that have enhanced experience for customers

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* 8. Why does your organisation merit this award?

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