American Banker and BAI Open Applications for 2016 FinTech Forward Rankings

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Industry-standard ranking draws on the two organizations’ deep industry expertiseto produce actionable insight and data for decision-makers

American Banker and BAI are now accepting applications for the 2016 FinTech Forward rankings. FinTech Forward gives the financial services community comprehensive and forward-looking perspective on the strategic imperatives driving bank technology and innovation, from both the vendor and the user perspectives. The program draws on the two organizations’ deep industry expertise, market-leading proprietary research, and strength in live events to produce actionable insights and data for financial services leaders.

American Banker and BAI have partnered on the FinTech rankings since 2004, beginning with the Top 100 FinTech providers, expanding to the Top 25 Enterprise FinTech firms, and adding the Top FinTech Companies to Watch category in 2015. This strategic alliance reaches the largest, most influential and most engaged community of executives and technology leaders in banking bar none.

For more information and to be considered for the 2016 FinTech Forward program, visit Applications must be submitted by July 25, 2016.

As in previous years, the rankings will be categorized and evaluated based on self-reported and estimated calendar year-end revenues (CY15) attributed to financial services. In 2016, the following categories will be published:

  • Top 100 Technology Providers in FinTech, which derive more than one-third of their revenue from financial institutions.
  • Top 25 Enterprise Companies in FinTech, which serve multiple industries and derive less than one-third of their revenue from financial institutions.
  • Top Companies To Watch, which highlights promising, innovative start-ups and other recent market entrants bringing new approaches to FinTech. Firms applying for this category must cite an active financial services client or user to be eligible for consideration.

FinTech Forward rankings and content will be published in a series of reports and assessments delivered across multiple media hosted by American Banker at BAI Beacon, a new, immersive conference experience designed to help financial services leaders power smart decisions. BAI Beacon takes place October 5-6 in Chicago, IL.

American Banker, a SourceMedia brand, is the essential resource for senior executives in banking and financial services, keeping its users updated on vital developments and focusing sharply on their most important concerns. Financial industry professionals turn to its print, online and mobile editions to stay maximally informed, and engage with an authoritative community of analysts, practitioners and innovators via opinion content, research reports, social media, and live events. To learn more, please visit,

SourceMedia, an Observer Capital company, is a diversified business-to-business media, marketing services, research and event company serving senior professionals in the financial, technology and healthcare sectors. Brands include American Banker, The Bond Buyer, Financial Planning, On Wall Street, Mergers & Acquisitions, Accounting Today, Bank Investment Consultant, Health Data Management and Employee Benefit News.

BAI is passionate about the pursuit of trusted information, powerful tools, and actionable insights that provide financial services leaders with the clarity and confidence needed to prepare for tomorrow, while performing better today. For over 90 years, this has been our mission: empowering leaders to make smart business decisions, drive positive change, and move the industry forward. Because a strong financial services industry helps consumers, businesses, and communities thrive.

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