On the 9th of May 2019 at 19:00, the FinTech & InsurTech Night Grand Gala took place within the Arche Krakowska Hotel, during which statuettes were presented as part of the FinTech & InsurTech Awards Competition. The event was attended by more than 150 Polish and foreign representatives of the fintech, insurtech, traditional banking and insurance sectors, as well as companies providing services for these sectors and administration.

Laureates for the year of 2018:

Start-up Award – e-Lawyer – Tu-Prawnik in cooperation with PKO Bank Polski
TuPrawnik is the creator of a unique tool which enables companies to quickly, comprehensively and completely remotely consult a lawyer of a requires specialization. The tool is available to SME sector clients of PKO Bank Polski in the ecosystem of additional services, through the iPKO transaction website. Thanks to the cooperation with PKO Bank Polski, TuPrawnik has successfully conquered the market with a product adapted to the expectations of its clients.

The award was presented by Adam Bąkowski, CEO, Telematics Technologies, and was received by Adam Marciniak, Vice-President of the Management Board for IT of PKO Bank Polski and Sławomir Siezieniewski, CEO, TuPrawnik.

Blockchain Technology Award – Santander One Pay FX

Award for Santander Bank Polska for Santander One Pay FX – an innovative service of instant foreign payments, based on blockchain technology.

The award was presented by Wojciech Soleniec, Partner, EY, and was received by Patryk Nowakowski, Chief Information Officer, Santander Bank Polska.

Best Lending Solution – LeaseLink

LeaseLink is a Polish fintech operating in the leasing sector. Within 3 years, it built the position of the leasing market leader in the online segment. Nearly 3000 partners offering LeaseLink services are integrated with the fintech, among which there are top brand on the e-commerce market. LeaseLink already has over 20,000 customers – small and medium sized companies.

The award was presented by Dr. Mariusz Cholewa, President of the Management Board, Biuro Informacji Kredytowej, and was received by Wojciech Kazimierski, President of the Management Board, LeaseLink.

Best Payment Solution – Digital payments in smart cities – Visa Innovation Incubator
The award was granted to Visa’s Innovation Incubator in Warsaw for developing solutions for digital payments in urban public transport and parking zones. They are based on mobile technologies, providing users with speed, convenience and security when paying, both in a planned and spontaneous way – even if the players do not have a wallet with them. Local governments will also benefit from these solutions – thanks to the digital payments, they will be able to reduce the costs associated with handling paper tickets and printouts from parking meters.

The award was presented by dr Krzysztof Korus, Legal Counsel, Partner, dLK Legal, and was received by Maciej Maciejewski, Director Collaboration, Innovation Incubator, Visa.

InsurTech Award – PZU GO

PZU GO is a modern solution that ensures the safety of travellers while driving. This is a small device and mobile application that work together – registering data while driving and catching dangerous situations. If an accident is detected, the device forwards information about the incident to the PZU Emergency Center, which immediately contacts the vehicle’s driver and checks if they need help. If contact cannot be made, the emergency services are called to the last GPS location provided.

The award was presented by Cezary Świerszcz, President of the Management Board, Bacca, and was received by Andrzej Skasko, Director of CRM and Technology Development Offices, PZU.

FinTech Award – Quantum CX

Quantum CX spreads the habit of smiling and being kind to each other. It increases the quality of service and cooperation through the smiles of employees and clients. PKO Bank Polski was the first in Poland to implement the Quantum CX solution and became an ambassador of friendliness.

The award was presented by Małgorzata Szturmowicz, Vice-Chairwoman of the FinTech Digital Congress Advisory Board, and was received by Adam Marciniak, Vice-President of the Management Board for IT, PKO Bank Polski and Bartosz Rychlicki, CEO, Quantum CX.

Partners of the FinTech & InsurTech Night: Asseco, Atende, BIK Biuro Informacji Kredytowej S.A., BIG InfoMonitor, EY, Visa

We invite you to view the photo gallery of the Grand Gala.

The next edition of the competition will take place in the Spring of 2020.