The Signly team glammed up and headed to London on Thursday 7 December to join Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) at the Financial Innovation Awards 2017 for an evening of entertainment, networking and sector recognition.
Hosted at Hilton Bankside, London the venue was glistening with Christmas decorations, entrance hall displays and a buzz of excitement. Celebrating their 20th Financial Innovation Awards the evening was hosted by the fabulous Claudia Winkleman and celebrated customer excellence.
Record number of entries
With a record number of entries, the room was filled with the best of the best from the banking and finance industry. Joining Lloyds Banking Group were peers from all around the world – Barclays Bank UK, Investec, First National Bank South Africa, Sberbank, NatWest, HSBC and Ziraatbank to name a few. With an impressive line up of judges chaired by Paul Lynam, Chief Executive Officer, Secure Trust Bank the judges decisions were not easy. The full judging panels can be viewed here.
Acknowledged as a sector first, Lloyds Banking Group introduced the innovative and unique Signly technology to their industry peers. Providing the opportunity to improve financial capability and ensure that their customers received and understand the information they need. Using Signly app, deaf and hearing-impaired customers can scan Signly-enabled written materials on their mobile device. Providing translations onto British Sign Language (BSL) through augmented reality, with someone signing the content on the customer’s smartphone.
Nominated for the first award of the night, the team were lost for words when Signly was announced as the winner of Best Financial Inclusion or Outreach Initiative and called to the stage. The team were excited and overwhelmed. The first award of the night, and what a night it was.
“It was such a great feeling to hear Signly called out. We believe in Signly so much and it was so wonderful to have the acknowledgement that others believe in it too. The pilot with LBG was such a rewarding project to be a part of,” says Nikki Spencer, Signly.
The Signly team are looking forward to adding the award to their mantel piece. Having ended the year on such a fabulous high, what’s next for Signly I hear you say?! Keep an eye on this blog and their twitter feed for up to date news and Signly app updates.
View the full list of awards and finalists here.