Centenary Bank, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and MTN Uganda are some of the winners that were recognized during the just concluded Digital Impact Awards.
The 2018 Digital Impact Awards Africa were held on Friday evening at the Kampala Serena Hotel.
URA emerged as Best e-service, Centenary Bank was named Digital Brand of the year while MTN MoMo was the Best Financial Inclusion Services Provider.
This year’s was the fifth time the awards organised by HiPipo and partners were taking place.
Companies and government agencies made submissions to compete for innovativeness, product usability and application of digital proficiency to improve delivery of services.
“The awards are aimed at recognizing and rewarding individuals and organisations across Africa that are spearheading the use of digital tools to “not only enhance financial and digital inclusion but also lead to continental economic transformation,” said the organisers about the awards themed “Include Everyone” for which over 100 submissions were made.
Below is the full list of winners
Digital Brand of the Year – Centenary Bank
Best Financial Inclusion Services Provider – MTN MoMo
Best e-service – Uganda Revenue Authority
Best Financial Services for the Poor Enabler – M-Pesa
Best Use of Digital by Microfinance to improve Financial Inclusion – Pride Micro Finance
Commended Mobile Apps Advancement (new/upgrade) – SafeBoda
Best Digital Customer Experience (utilities/govt agency) – National Water and Sewerage Cooperation
Best Fintech Revolutionary Product – M-KOPA for Energy
Best Telecom App – My Vodacom
Best E-Commerce Platform – Jumia
Best Saving and Lending Product (Digital Driven) – Airtel/JUMO Wewole
Commendation for Advancing Financial Inclusion of Women – Finance Trust Bank (Loan Ku Simu)
Commended Bank-Led Digital Product for Microcredit – Centenary Bank (Centemobile Loans)
Best Digital Customer Experience by Technology Brand – Airtel
Commendation for Trade Digitization
Non-Tariff Barrier (NTBs) Reporting System implemented by Ministry of Trade and Sponsored by TradeMark EA
Best Govt organization on Social Media – KCCA
Best Banking App – Stanbic Bank
Best Online Banking – Standard Chartered Bank
Best Mobile Banking – Centenary Bank
Best Consumer Goods Brand on Social Media – Riham
Best Promoter of Financial Literacy – DFCU Bank (Battle for Cash)
Best Financial Inclusion Innovation of the year – MTN XTRA Float
Best Internet Provider – MTN
Best Payments Integrator – Craft Silicon (Kenya)
Cybersecurity Excellence for Digital Channel’s – Standard Chartered Bank
Best Social Banking – United Bank of Africa
Best Bank Brand on Social Media – Stanbic Bank
Best Interoperability Enabler – InterSwitch
Best Digital Adaptation by a Non-Consumer Facing Brand – UEGCL
Commendation for Youth and Arts Advancement in Digital Era – MTN Uganda
Best Payments Product – Lipa na M-Pesa