November 12, 2020

Branch Recognized as 2020 Benzinga Fintech Awards Winner

NEW YORK — On Nov. 10th, 2020, Branch, during its participation in the sixth annual Benzinga Global Fintech Awards, a day of dealmaking, networking and recognition in the financial technology space, was named the overall Best Digital Bank.

Hosted by Benzinga, a leading news and data platform, and powered by financial data and insights platform Envestnet | Yodlee, the first-ever virtual award show was jam packed with engaging conversations.

As part of the event, a select few Benzinga Fintech Listmakers were presented awards in 35 different categories for their work creating positive and diverse change in financial services. This task wasn’t easy though. Listmakers underwent two difficult rounds of judging that ranked each company or executive on their impact in the areas of payments, banking, investing, technology, financial literacy and more.

All Benzinga Listmakers and Fintech Award Winners will be honored throughout the next year, and for many more to come, as Benzinga continues to highlight the fintech industry’s most innovative minds.

In a statement on the development, Benzinga founder and CEO said: “The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards enable disruptive fintech companies to be recognized for the change they are making in the financial space,” Raznick said. “Since the inaugural Benzinga Fintech Awards in 2015, our listmakers have closed north of $300 million in deals and partnered with some of the biggest players in the industry. We look forward to honoring these players for years to come, as well as finding the next generation of Fintech."

Branch has created a number of tools to improve the digital banking experience for working Americans, including the launch of contactless payments via Apple Pay and Google Pay, immediate access to debit cards upon sign-up, and real-time transaction insights.

About Benzinga:

Benzinga is a dynamic and innovative financial media platform that empowers investors with high-quality, unique content with the goal of making information easier to consume. Benzinga’s mission is to connect the world with news, data and education that makes the path to financial prosperity easier for everyone, everyday. Benzinga is the leading full-service, one-stop shop for investors of all stripes and styles.

About the Benzinga Fintech Awards:

The Benzinga Fintech Awards is an exciting, forward-looking competition to highlight the companies and individuals with the most impressive technology, advancement and innovation who are building the future of financial services and capital markets. This year, Benzinga is proud to have joined forces with Envestnet | Yodlee and Apex Clearing to facilitate the most beneficial education and impactful networking in the quickly changing space.

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