Highlighting the Best in Banking

As a leading provider of connectivity, workflow, and analytics software for the banking sector, Kinective holds its annual Innovator of the Year Awards, recognizing six financial institutions and fintechs who are setting the bar high in the industry, and paving the way for innovation in banking.

The Innovator of the Year awards are designed to recognize the technology innovations that its clients and fintech partners have achieved throughout the past year. The awards are divided into six categories: Best Operating Efficiency, Best Experience, Best Connectivity, Technology Trailblazer, Freshest Fintech, and Digital Driver. Scroll down for our 2023 award winners!

“Since the inception of Kinective, we have had the opportunity to work with more than 2,500 financial institutions that range in size from DeNovo Banks to some of the largest financial institutions across the U. S. as well as some of the most innovative Fintech providers in the industry. This gives us a unique perspective on the banking industry, and we want to recognize and celebrate innovation from these banks, credit unions, and fintechs that are pushing the limit to create better overall customer and members experiences.”

- Stephen Baker, CEO of Kinective

2023 Award Winners

Best Operating Efficiency

Arvest Bank

The Best Operating Efficiency award recognizes the financial institution that cost-efficiently delivers modern or inventive products and services.

Arvest Interview
The Ultramodern Experience

United Bank of Michigan

The Ultramodern Experience award recognizes the financial institution that is creating a seamless client experience by breaking down traditional in-branch barriers through innovative technology and out-of-the-box thinking.


The Unrivaled Employer

Lone Star Credit Union

The Unrivaled Employer award recognizes the financial institution exemplary in reducing and improving onboarding timeframes, empowering employees through support and job duty consolidation, and creating cultures focused on sales and customer success.


Digital Driver

ICE Mortgage Technology

The Digital Driver award recognizes the fintech company leading the way with excellent service, trailblazing solutions, and consistently reliable technology for clients.


Jonas Moe Interview
Technology Trailblazer

OnPoint Credit Union

The Technology Trailblazer recognizes the financial institution making strides on transforming its branch technology to improve the overall client experience and optimize team efficiency.


Freshest Fintech

Mahalo Banking

The Freshest Fintech award recognizes a newer (2-3 years) fintech company on the market who is going above and beyond to empower financial institutions to reach new heights.


Mahalo Interview

Submit a Nomination for 2024

Think you or someone you know has what it takes to win Innovator of the Year next year? Begin your nomination today to be in the running for the 2024 awards!

Winner categories:

  • Technology Trailblazer
  • Best Operating Efficiency
  • The Ultramodern Experience
  • The Unrivaled Employer
  • Freshest Fintech
  • Digital Driver