Institute launches Young Banker of the Year 2018

  • 8 January 2018
  • News | Young Banker of the Year

Call for entries now open

The 2018 edition of the most prestigious annual event for the UK’s leading Young Bankers has been launched today. The organisers, the Chartered Banker Institute, are inviting nominations from its 31,000 members, and from individuals and institutions across the UK banking institutions (including building societies, credit unions and others).
Founded in 1987 by the Chartered Banker Institute, the Young Banker of the Year Award aims to showcase future leaders in UK banking. To become the 2018 Young Banker of the Year, contestants have to develop and present an idea that, if implemented in their own organisation, could improve outcomes for customers and some or all of the following groups: colleagues, counterparties, communities and the organisation they work for. Their idea should place the customer and their needs at the heart of the business and reflect their vision for the future of UK banking.
The Final of the competition will culminate in an awards ceremony at London’s Mansion House on Thursday 19th September when four finalists will present their proposals, to a judging panel composed of senior industry figures. The Young Banker of the Year 2018 will be presented with a trophy and a voucher for an overseas holiday for two.
Joanna Finlay from Virgin Money, Winner of 2017 Young Banker of the Year, commented: “It was a real honour to present my idea for financial inclusion to so many industry experts. I wholeheartedly support the Chartered Banker Institute’s mission of ‘socially purposeful banking’ and I saw the potential for how this competition could enable us, together, to make a tangible difference.”
Simon Thompson, Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute, added: “I’m excited to be launching 2018's Young Banker of the Year, in my view one of the most inspiring events of the banking year.  We look forward to receiving nominations for young bankers from banks, building societies and other institutions with the fresh, innovative ideas that will change the future of UK banking, and enhance confidence, trust and pride in our profession.”
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Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball

Head of Public Affairs, Policy & Communications


Matthew is responsible for leading the implementation of the Institute’s strategic and operational plans for public affairs, communications and thought-leadership.

Matthew has over 20 years’ experience working as a senior Parliamentary/Political Affairs Professional with a wealth of skills across all areas of public affairs, joining the Institute in 2015 to help raise its profile with key stakeholders. Matthew has worked for MPs, co-founded a public affairs agency and run think-tanks providing him with considerable knowledge of the operations of regulators and government. He is also an expert in the UK Parliamentary Process.

Matthew was Administrative Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Building Societies and Financial Mutuals between 2003 and 2013 and immediately prior to working for the Institute, was Chief Executive of the financial services think-tank, New City Agenda.

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