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July 13, 2021

Final call for entries: 12th annual RBI Asia Trailblazer Awards 2021-entries close 31 July

By Douglas Blakey

Entries will close for the 12th Annual Retail Banker International Asia Trailblazer Awards on 31 July. The 2021 winners will be announced on 7 October. The awards will recognise the best-in-class retail banking institutions and individuals for their innovative service offering and commitment to customer excellence.

With Covid-19 disrupting operations in most sectors, retail banking institutions were forced to navigate through a multitude of erratic factors – from evolving customer habits to economic instability, regulatory pressure and digital metamorphosis. These challenges, however, bought with them unforeseen opportunities that unlocked new streams of revenue for banks willing to adapt proactively.

2020 Awards: 300+ entries

Last year, despite of being in the throes of a global health crisis, our awards programme received 300+ entries and recognised 17 unique banks as winners across multiple categories.

For an in-depth analysis of winning strategies and mindsets that drive success in retail banking, download the 2020 special report here

For the 2021 edition, we welcome banks in the region to participate and share their growth and transformation stories. From applications of data analytics to CSR initiatives, loan offerings to loyalty programmes, social media campaigns to mobile wallet initiatives, customer centricity to employee engagement – participating banks can enter a wide range of categories to showcase their excellence in all aspects of the business.

2021 Awards: record number of early entries

Our awards programme is a great platform for retail banks to amplify their brand value and benchmark against peers as an agile, focussed organisation that prioritises customer satisfaction, innovation in product/service development and a connected digital ecosystem.

We’ve received a phenomenal response so far with nominations from some of the region’s most reputed banks and are certain this year’s programme will establish higher standards in retail banking, laying the foundation for future success.

For entries and registration, please contact or visit Last date for submission is 31 July 2021.

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