No, we haven’t planned an HBO special with LeBron James. BUT we have been honored alongside them as 2020 Webby Award Winners!
That’s right -- thanks to supporters like you, yours truly has won Best Financial Services / Banking in the Apps, Mobile, and Voice category at the 24th Annual Webby Awards. From Celine Dion to the “Swab Squad” at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, we’ve joined some of the most creative and innovative teams in the world to receive “the Internet’s Highest Honor.”
We’re so grateful for everyone who helped get us here and look forward to continuing that momentum.
For more details, check out the press release below.
Branch Wins Webby Award for Best Financial Services / Banking App
Financial wellness app selected among the best from over 13,000 entries to receive ‘Internet’s Highest Honor’
Minneapolis, MN — May 21, 2020 – Branch, the challenger bank that partners with employers, announced that it has won Best Financial Services / Banking in the Apps, Mobile, and Voice category at the 24th Annual Webby Awards.
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Instagram Co-founder Kevin Systrom, Mozilla Chairwoman Mitchell Baker, 23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki, PBS CEO Paula Kerger, Headspace Founder Andy Puddicombe, The dtx Company Founder Tim Armstrong, News Not Noise Founder Jessica Yellin, R/GA US Chief Creative Officer Tiffany Rolfe, The Ringer Founder Bill Simmons, Target CMO Rick Gomez, Girls Who Code Founder & CEO Reshma Saujani, and Pineapple Street Media Co-founder Jenna Weiss-Berman.
“Honorees like Branch are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,000 entries we received this year.”
Branch primarily works with employers to provide financial wellness and a banking alternative for their hourly workforce, reducing the costs of paper checks and paycards. Employees that sign up with Branch can receive a zero-fee bank account, debit card, free instant access to earned wages, tips, and mileage, and auto-budgeting tools to help them manage their cash flow between paychecks. Gig, salaried, and unemployed workers have also turned to Branch for more transparent, flexible financial services.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized alongside some of the most innovative teams, companies, and individuals across the world,” said Branch Founder & CEO Atif Siddiqi. “This honor reinforces the work we’ve done to make financial services more accessible for hourly workers. We look forward to continuing to improve services for our users and to help them, as well as other individuals living paycheck to paycheck, grow financially.”
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Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps, Mobile, and Voice, Social, Podcasts, and Games. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: WP Engine, Monday.com, Slack, YouGov, BASIC, KPMG, Adweek, Fast Company, The New Museum, and Social Media Week.
Branch is the only challenger bank that partners with employers to help Americans grow financially. Employers turn to Branch to reduce the costs of paper checks and paycards by offering Branch as a free financial wellness benefit and banking alternative. Employees that sign up with Branch can receive a zero-fee bank account, debit card, free instant access to earned wages, tips, and mileage, and auto-budgeting tools to help them manage their cash flow between paychecks. Branch has partnered with some of the nation’s largest employers and is adding new employers daily in retail, restaurant, logistics, manufacturing, and healthcare. To learn more about Branch, visit www.branchapp.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.