Finalists announced for 2016 Financial Innovation Awards

SaidSo.co.uk is delighted to confirm that it is a finalist in the category: Innovation in the delivery of financial products - planning and advice

Some of the world's most recognised banking and finance organisations, along with a host of exciting start-ups and technology providers are among those named as finalists at the 2016 Financial Innovation Awards.

The Awards are hosted each year by financial education provider, ifs University College and leading trade association, the British Bankers Association (BBA) and recognise innovation in the world of banking and finance.

Covering almost every area of the industry, the Awards recognise outstanding projects in categories ranging from "Best financial start-up" and "Innovation in community outreach or social responsibility" to "Innovation in supporting business or enterprise" and "Innovation in the application of technology".

Among the 2016 finalists are established names such as Natwest, Lloyds, Barclays, RBS and HSBC, while start-ups include financial planning organisation Finura Partners and credit checking company, ClearScore. There is also a strong international contingent this year, with finalists representing Turkey, South Africa and Russia among others.

Chris Ray, Director of Marketing, Communications & Professional Services at ifs University College, said:

"We are seeing evolution in almost every aspect of the banking and finance industries, driven by technology, or the need to serve new customer groups and meet their requirements. The sheer volume of entries we received 2016 Awards has already made the judges' roles very difficult, even at the shortlisting stage. This year, we have seen the entry of a number of new and exciting ventures which are challenging the established order and industry-leading developments from major global organisations, proving once again that innovation is vibrant across the industry. We wish all of our finalists good luck!"

The Awards will be held on 8 December at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn.

The team at SaidSo.co.uk is thrilled to have been shortlisted and we wish all the finalist in these prestigious awards success on the night.

For more details on the 2016 Financial Innovation Awards and a list of all the finalists competing for an award, please visit: http://fia.ifslearning.ac.uk/

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Notes to Editors:

ifs University College is the university college for financial education. London-based, it is a registered charity incorporated by Royal Charter that exists to ensure a flow of talented individuals into the financial services industry and related sectors. Its qualifications enable individuals to reach their full professional potential and encourage appropriate and ethical practice. It also works to enhance the financial wellbeing of future generations through its unique personal finance qualifications and wider financial capability initiatives.

As of 15 September 2016, ifs University College will become The London Institute of Banking & Finance. For more information please visit www.ifslearning.ac.uk/libf

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