The Global Open Finance Challenge – Registrations Now Open!

This November, four leading banks from across the globe are joining forces to explore the future of finance in the Global Open Finance Challenge. The event will be co-hosted by NAB (Australia), ITAU (Brazil), NatWest (UK) and CIBC (Canada).

It’s the first of its kind, and we want you to be there.

The competition

The Global Open Finance Challenge is a week-long virtual event that offers innovators from around the world a sandbox environment that replicates a bank’s existing infrastructure to enable rapid testing. Each bank will provide a set of shared APIs, with the aim to give teams the tools to develop and deliver ground-breaking prototypes that have the potential to transform banking to help customers and the public.

Participants will receive mentoring from respected banking executives and ventures teams before going head-to-head with their ideas.

The top four teams will each have the opportunity to participate in a post-event tailored incubation program.

We’re asking teams to build an API-enabled concept in response to one of the following challenges:

Experience: How can we better serve our corporate and business customers, and the public at large, by delivering high-value digital services?

Convenience: How can we help current and new customers access banking services through more convenient or relevant digital channels?

Sustainability: How can we find innovative ways to help our customers make better decisions around climate and sustainability?

Are you up for the challenge?

If the Global Open Finance Challenge sounds like something your network would be interested in, register now to get more information.

Applications open now

Applications close: 26 September 2021

Online challenge events: 18 – 24 October 2021

Winner selected: 25 October – 16 November 2021

Grand Finale event: 16 November 2021