Laureates of the “Leaders of the Banking and Insurance World” Competition for the year of 2018:
Most Interesting Innovation for Insurance – Integrated Platform for the Identification and Verification of Insurance Crime Phenomenon
„Integrated Platform for the Identification and Verification of Insurance Crime Phenomenon” – a combination of technologies and data of the entire market. All this is based on the analysis of insurers’ data – located in the insurance policy base of the National Insurance Fund and the damage, enriched with data from external registers. It will effectively reduce the scale of insurance fraud in Poland, benefiting both honest owners of vehicles and insurance companies.
The award was presented by Krzysztof Korus, Ph.D., Legal Counsel, dLK legal, and was received by Małgorzata Ślepowrońska, Member of the Management Board of UFG.
The Best Digital Insurer – Link4
For bold implementation on the Polish insurance market of new technologies that change the way of thinking about insurance, as well as innovative solutions that enable building and maintaining long-term relationships with clients.
The award was presented by Jacek Szczepański, Vice-President of the Management Board of Atende, and was received by Agnieszka Wrońska, President of the Management Board, Link4.
Best Insurance Company – Ergo Hestia
For nearly 30 years ERGO Hestia proves that it belongs to the leading insurers on the Polish market, and more recently, also in the Baltic countries. The award for the BEST INSURANCE COMPANY in 2018 is a tribute to the original ERGO Hestia solutions and confirmation of the company’s position in the ERGO Group. The award committee appreciated ERGO Hestia, above-all-else for the insurer’s special achievements in the area of modern and innovative technologies.
The award was presented by Artur Olech, Chairman of the Advisory Board / CEO, hiPRO, and was received by Arkadiusz Bruliński, Deputy Director of the Office of Communication, Press Officer of Ergo Hestia. .
The Most Friendly Insurer – PZU
PZU provides its clients with comprehensive, easily accessible and friendly service. Last year, it expanded its sales network by over 170 new agency outlets, and call center employees are available to customers 24 hours a day. In addition, PZU has implemented pre-handling of claims and initiates contact with clients who may need assistance from the insurer. In 2018, the PZU Customer Spokesperson helped in solving 1,000 complicated matters that clients have filed. PZU also implements the PZU project. It’s simple, which changes the complex insurance language into a language that is friendly and understandable for the client. All these activities for clients make PZU the most friendly insurer in Poland!
The award was presented by Marek Zefirian, President of the Management Board, Starter24, and was received by Paweł Surówka, President of the Management Board, PZU.
Most Innovative Bank – mBank
mBank is the leader in digital banking, which for years has been offering clients innovative solutions to make banking even simpler and more convenient.
The award was presented by Aleksander Naganowski, Director of New Business Development in the Polish branch of Mastercard Europe, and was received by Joanna Erdman, Director of Payment Card Development in mBanku.
Most Interesting Innovation for the Bank – zafirmowani.pl
Alior Bank’s Zafirmowani.pl website is a comprehensive tool supporting micro and small entrepreneurs in running and developing their company. The portal is expanded every year with new interesting functionalities and adapted to the dynamically changing world of the Polish entrepreneur. This makes the zafirmowani.pl website one of the best websites for entrepreneurs in Poland.
The award was presented by Ewa Wernerowicz, President of the Management Board, Vivus Finance, and was received by Maciej Surdyk, Vice-President of the Management Board, Alior Bank.
The Most Friendly Bank – ING Bank Śląski
ING Bank Śląski is one of the largest banks on the Polish market. It implements its business strategy taking into account the needs of customers, employees, the social environment and the natural environment. It undertakes activities in many areas important for society and the economy and takes responsibility and concern for the effects of these activities.
The award was presented by Paweł Borys, President of the Management Board, Polish Development Fund, and was received by Piotr Utrata, Press Officer, ING Bank Śląski.
Najlepszy Bank – Santander Bank Polska
2018 was a breakthrough year for Santander Bank Poland. The bank changed its name and brand. It also took over the retail part of the business of another bank and in only 72 hours, as a first on the Polish market, if simultaneously carried out legal and operational inclusion. This and the focus on organic growth and business development have resulted in Santander Bank Poland being in second place in the Polish banking sector, being the largest private bank in Poland. And last year, it expanded its digital payment portfolio for its clients, giving them access to all methods currently available on the Polish market, including Blik, Apple Pay, Google Pay, as well as wearables – FitBit Pay, Garmin Pay.
The award was presented by Sebastian Pawlak, Senior Sales Manager, Dell Technologies, and was received by Szymon Mercik, Chief Technology Officer, Santander Bank Poland.
Visionary in Finance – Zbigniew Jagiełło
A leader with the highest qualifications. A visionary who focuses on long-term goals and challenges. Authority in the environment.
Zbigniew Jagiełło has been managing PKO Bank Polski for 10 years. During this time, he initiated many projects influencing the shape of both the Capital Group of the Bank and the entire domestic banking sector.
Under his leadership, PKO Bank Polski has effectively implemented a strategy based on digitization and has undergone extensive transformation. As a result, it can increasingly build its competitive advantages using a high technological potential that goes beyond the scope of finance.
The bank remains the undisputed leader of the Polish banking sector. A modernly organized and managed corporation focused on the needs of clients, on the other hand ensuring maximizing profits for shareholders, with the third excellent example of how a socially responsible business can be run.
The award was presented by Aleksander Kania, Sales Director, UiPath.
Partners of the Leaders of the Banking and Insurance World Grand Gala:
Alfavox, Asseco, Atende, Biuro Informacji Kredytowej, BIG Biuro Informacji Gospodarczej, Bank BPH, Dell Technologies, KPMG, MasterCard, Polish Security Printing Works, Polish Development Fund.